Posts tagged Woodside

There’s something really delicious about the De Mole Nachos at De Mole in Woodside. When you’re craving Mexican food and want a taste of everything, the nachos are a good place to start. Guacamole, black beans, pico de gallo, and sour cream. There’s a whole lot of flavor in this one.
4502 48th Avenue, Woodside, NY 11377

There’s something really delicious about the De Mole Nachos at De Mole in Woodside. When you’re craving Mexican food and want a taste of everything, the nachos are a good place to start. Guacamole, black beans, pico de gallo, and sour cream. There’s a whole lot of flavor in this one.

4502 48th Avenue, Woodside, NY 11377

Love this classic Coca-Cola soda fountain head and body. Also the Arabic that adorns it. Welcome to America. 

Texas Chicken & Pizza
Woodside

Love this classic Coca-Cola soda fountain head and body. Also the Arabic that adorns it. Welcome to America.

Texas Chicken & Pizza
Woodside

For one of the most powerful views of the skyline, witness it reaching above the horizon of grave markers at Calvary Cemetery in Woodside—one of the oldest cemeteries in the United States.  With over 3 million interments (more than any other cemetery in the U.S.) and managed by St. Patrick’s Cathedral, it is the posthumous home to numerous Civil War soldiers, mobsters, politicians, and artists.  The oldest gravestone is dated 1718. An original adult burial plot cost $7.

For one of the most powerful views of the skyline, witness it reaching above the horizon of grave markers at Calvary Cemetery in Woodside—one of the oldest cemeteries in the United States.  With over 3 million interments (more than any other cemetery in the U.S.) and managed by St. Patrick’s Cathedral, it is the posthumous home to numerous Civil War soldiers, mobsters, politicians, and artists.  The oldest gravestone is dated 1718. An original adult burial plot cost $7.

Whenever I have the opportunity to spend a little time at the 61st Street/Woodside station - like when I’m waiting for an LIRR train, as I was this past weekend - I like to stop by this out of the way fence situated on the edge of the station on the station agent level. It just plain looks cool. I like the little station house that says “Woodside” on it, which means, to me, that this was a custom job. To find it, just head up the escalator and keep walking forward and you’ll see it on the left.

Whenever I have the opportunity to spend a little time at the 61st Street/Woodside station - like when I’m waiting for an LIRR train, as I was this past weekend - I like to stop by this out of the way fence situated on the edge of the station on the station agent level. It just plain looks cool. I like the little station house that says “Woodside” on it, which means, to me, that this was a custom job. To find it, just head up the escalator and keep walking forward and you’ll see it on the left.

This one time famous hamburger from Donovan’s Pub in Woodside comes with sweet potato fries or regular french fries. If you get it with cheese, they give you two slices! Donovan’s Pub is up for sale. Come by for a drink, to watch the game, and that juicy burger before the famous landmark becomes a thing of the past.
57-24 Roosevelt Avenue, Woodside, NY 11377

This one time famous hamburger from Donovan’s Pub in Woodside comes with sweet potato fries or regular french fries. If you get it with cheese, they give you two slices! Donovan’s Pub is up for sale. Come by for a drink, to watch the game, and that juicy burger before the famous landmark becomes a thing of the past.

57-24 Roosevelt Avenue, Woodside, NY 11377

If you’re looking for Mexican herbs like papalo, Mi Tierra Supermarket is the place to go. They also sell perfectly ripe avocados, stored away behind the refrigerated display for $1.50 each.
Now, just curious to know what those other two herbs in neighboring bin to the right are - any guesses?
Another good source for Mexican herbs is the El Poblano Farm stall at the Socrates Sculpture Park Farmer’s Market. Also spotted papalo there the other week!
Mi Tierra Supermarket85-15 Roosevelt Ave, Woodside [map]
Socrates Sculpture Park Farmer’s MarketVernon Blvd & Broadway, Long Island City [map]Saturdays, 6/23/12 - 11/17/128am - 4pm

If you’re looking for Mexican herbs like papalo, Mi Tierra Supermarket is the place to go. They also sell perfectly ripe avocados, stored away behind the refrigerated display for $1.50 each.

Now, just curious to know what those other two herbs in neighboring bin to the right are - any guesses?

Another good source for Mexican herbs is the El Poblano Farm stall at the Socrates Sculpture Park Farmer’s Market. Also spotted papalo there the other week!

Mi Tierra Supermarket
85-15 Roosevelt Ave, Woodside [map]

Socrates Sculpture Park Farmer’s Market
Vernon Blvd & Broadway, Long Island City [map]

Saturdays, 6/23/12 - 11/17/12
8am - 4pm

Here’s a video the Queens Love Burger Party's TOUR of the Ottomanelli's Butcher Shop made by Queen's own Joe Depace! (tour starts around 2:15)

In the video, the butchers of Ottomanelli’s demonstrate prime meat and all the ins and outs of butchering. They show us why the burgers at F. Ottomanelli’s are above all others. I’m glad Joe got to record this because I missed it!

F Ottomanelli Burgers & Belgian Fries, 60-15 Woodside Ave
Ottomanelli & Sons Prime Meat Shop & Wild Game, 6105 Woodside Ave

and here is Joe and Lenore’s video of the burger party.

After filling my belly at F. Ottomanelli at the Queens Love Burger Party, I decided to walk off the food coma. With meat still very much on my mind I encountered this awesome sign outside a Halal butcher on Roosevelt Ave. in Woodside.

After filling my belly at F. Ottomanelli at the Queens Love Burger Party, I decided to walk off the food coma. With meat still very much on my mind I encountered this awesome sign outside a Halal butcher on Roosevelt Ave. in Woodside.

Homage to a dear moth I found lying on the sidewalk today. It was huge, with a wingspan of nearly 6 inches. But one of its wings had a large tear, rendering the moth flightless. I sat on the ground trying to goad the moth onto a stick to move it off the sidewalk. It garnered a spectacle— At least a dozen people stopped to admire the creature and the operation, but my favorite exchange was between two men, friends, both with heavy New York accents and small dogs on leashes.
Man 1: That’s one big butterfly. Thats the kinda bug you frame on your wall. Man 2: (to friend) You know, I think that’s a moth. (To me, gesturing apologetically) I ain’t no Johnny Insect or nothin’, but its shaped like a moth, ya know? 
(Eventually, one no-nonsense man, better, apparently, at moving moths than me, finally plucked the moth onto the stick with a gentle firmness and got the moth safely into a tree away from foot traffic.)

Homage to a dear moth I found lying on the sidewalk today. It was huge, with a wingspan of nearly 6 inches. But one of its wings had a large tear, rendering the moth flightless. I sat on the ground trying to goad the moth onto a stick to move it off the sidewalk. It garnered a spectacle— At least a dozen people stopped to admire the creature and the operation, but my favorite exchange was between two men, friends, both with heavy New York accents and small dogs on leashes.

Man 1: That’s one big butterfly. Thats the kinda bug you frame on your wall. 
Man 2: (to friend) You know, I think that’s a moth. (To me, gesturing apologetically) I ain’t no Johnny Insect or nothin’, but its shaped like a moth, ya know? 

(Eventually, one no-nonsense man, better, apparently, at moving moths than me, finally plucked the moth onto the stick with a gentle firmness and got the moth safely into a tree away from foot traffic.)




At our first ever Queens Love Event, we took a tour inside the S. Ottomanelli & Sons Olde Fashioned Butcheria - the ones who supply the meat for the burgers at F. Ottomanelli and Sons Burger and Belgian Fries. (Yes, they are related!)
MMM. Steak!
Click the pic to take you to the rest of our tour! Or click here.
S. Ottomanelli & Sons
61-05 Woodside Ave
Woodside NY 11377

At our first ever Queens Love Event, we took a tour inside the S. Ottomanelli & Sons Olde Fashioned Butcheria - the ones who supply the meat for the burgers at F. Ottomanelli and Sons Burger and Belgian Fries. (Yes, they are related!)

MMM. Steak!

Click the pic to take you to the rest of our tour! Or click here.

S. Ottomanelli & Sons

61-05 Woodside Ave

Woodside NY 11377

I hate when my roommates get sick, but I do love having an excuse to pick up my favorite roasted chicken from this Woodside Ave. favorite. Peking BBQ’s rotisserie chicken is perfect eaten straight out of the box, but use it in some chicken soup and you’re cured, or at least heart-warmed, in no time. 

I hate when my roommates get sick, but I do love having an excuse to pick up my favorite roasted chicken from this Woodside Ave. favorite. Peking BBQ’s rotisserie chicken is perfect eaten straight out of the box, but use it in some chicken soup and you’re cured, or at least heart-warmed, in no time. 

A nighttime walk through Roosevelt Avenue will bring you many meals as all the late night food vendors have come out to cook. I don’t know the names of the things I have tried so far but certainly they are not limited to tacos and tortas.

A nighttime walk through Roosevelt Avenue will bring you many meals as all the late night food vendors have come out to cook. I don’t know the names of the things I have tried so far but certainly they are not limited to tacos and tortas.

There’s lots beyond the menu at Fresca la Crepe, one of my favorite locations in Woodside. Ask Patty what’s unlisted today and you might be the envy of all other patrons. Here’s a crepe with the biscoff spread spekuloos and strawberries. On another day, get The Bomb, a daily off-menu special which has Nutella, white chocolate, bananas, strawberries, toasted almonds, and mascarpone. Yessssss
4 and a half yelp stars on 73 reviews with over 2/3 of the reviews as 5-stars CANNOT be wrong!
Fresca la Crepe, 39-82 61st St, Woodside

There’s lots beyond the menu at Fresca la Crepe, one of my favorite locations in Woodside. Ask Patty what’s unlisted today and you might be the envy of all other patrons. Here’s a crepe with the biscoff spread spekuloos and strawberries. On another day, get The Bomb, a daily off-menu special which has Nutella, white chocolate, bananas, strawberries, toasted almonds, and mascarpone. Yessssss

4 and a half yelp stars on 73 reviews with over 2/3 of the reviews as 5-stars CANNOT be wrong!

Fresca la Crepe, 39-82 61st St, Woodside

Photo: freshly baked bread and neon lights at the threshold of Krystal’s Filipino Cafe & Bakery, a Filipino community fixture in Woodside, Queens

Photo: freshly baked bread and neon lights at the threshold of Krystal’s Filipino Cafe & Bakery, a Filipino community fixture in Woodside, Queens

Whenever there’s something I’ve never seen before, I always get it - hungry or not. Here’s an Ukoy from Fiesta Grill in Woodside. Ukoy is essentially a Filipino shrimp fritter. 
It’s probably not available today, but look for more Filipino at:Fiesta Grill, 69-12 Roosevelt Ave, Woodside, Queens

Whenever there’s something I’ve never seen before, I always get it - hungry or not. Here’s an Ukoy from Fiesta Grill in Woodside. Ukoy is essentially a Filipino shrimp fritter.

It’s probably not available today, but look for more Filipino at:
Fiesta Grill, 69-12 Roosevelt Ave, Woodside, Queens