Ate at this very cart today, at the 2nd Jackson Heights Momo Crawl. More Himalayan dumplings than you can shake a stick at in such a tiny area! The guy at this cart told us momos are better with yak meat, up in the mountains of Tibet…but what can you do?
Here’s the Ecuadorian street vendor at Roosevelt and 80th street, steaming her tamales using corn cobs as the docks. It gave the tamales even more corn flavor - this was the first time I’ve seen this method… got me excited.
Terraza is one of the coolest bars in Queens or anywhere else in NYC. This is last night with the Alex Brown Quartet, playing on the suspended platform above the bar. Just about every night of the week has something awesome going on, from Latin jazz or folk to readings of a sort. You’ll dig.
At the new Dhaulagiri Kitchen is a lot of eye candy. From the extended kitchen making the dining room even cozier, to the ladies rolling roti in the rear - to this, the process of drying beef just inside the front window.
It takes the place of my broken heart, the former Tawa. But this is the life of food business in New York. Dhaulagiri is quite more complex and I predict big foodie stories ahead for this little Nepalese closet of a restaurant - they’ll be named Best Nepali by someone respected, sooner or later.