Just a few blocks away from the 7 train on 111th Street on the way to Flushing Meadows Corona Park are a few street vendors. If you get hungry, try a stick of barbecued chicken. It’s simply seasoned and for an extra kick throw some hot sauce on it. If that’s not enough, add a side of salchipapas (hot dogs and french fries) and wash it down with some horchata.
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.
I think there are mixed feelings out there about the burger at Astor Bake Shop. I happen to love it, but some folks don’t. Whatevs. The french fries there, though, are undeniably great. They are perfectly crisp and golden with a fluffy interior. I normally skip fries when downing a burger, but here I’d eat them on their own. Available in plain or garlic-herb varieties. 12-23 Astoria Boulevard, Astoria NY 11102; 718-606-8439