This past Monday Bizarre Foods America shown the spotlight on what host Andrew Zimmern calls the “world’s best food town,”and “king of the American food scene.” For those of you who missed the episode check out this video of me taking Andrew on a trip around the world from Tibet to Liberia,with stops in Pakistan, Nepal, and Ecuador. And while you’re at it click here to take one of my food tours.
Jamaican me crazy with this jerk chicken sandwich at Bareburger… if you haven’t checked out the updated menu, they offer sweet potato croquettes, a crab cake sandwich, and several new items alongside their now famous burgers (try one with bison, wild boar, elk, or ostrich!) But this bad boy is rubbed with a feisty jerk seasoning, served ‘Country Bacon’ style with sharp cheddar, lettuce, tomato, onions, and mayo. From the original Bareburger location at 33-21 31st Ave, Astoria | (718) 777-7011 | www.bareburger.com
Weeping over how beautiful this movie theater, the Loews Valencia, on Jamaica Blvd is. It’s now a church—and kudos to them for keeping the place up so well! Full post and boggling photos on Scouting NY.
This is called “Chorizo Casero” or homemade sausage. I got it at Tony’s Deli in Jamaica. This is an area that is so intriguing to me, that whenever I get a traffic ticket, I use it as an excuse to check out the Portuguese section of Queens. There isn’t much, so I always end up here at Tony’s. Lots of surprises, including the famous egg tarts from Teixeira’s in Newark, and this sausage.
Hey Everybody! I’m Frankie (aka Kid America), here with my friend Mariella the Crossing Guard on 117th Street and Jamaica Avenue. Mariella manages one of the best crosswalks in Queens, helping kids find the Cameo Pet Shop,the original Ruby’s Costumes, Schmidt’s Candies, and the Manor Delicatessen (all on Jamaica Ave).
Since this is my first time up on Queens Love, let me say: I’m from Astoria, I went to the Louie Armstrong Middle School in Corona, and I run a blog/show (a SHLOG) called Frankie’s Apartment — which is sort of like Mr. Roger’s, except my fellow cast members are all insane. I live with my chef-wife (Melia), an anal retentive ghost (Sudsy), a lactose intolerant rat (Rubbish), and a depressed snowman (Bill) who is also my psycho-therapist. As Kid America, I’m an oldies disc jockey, a video-maker, and a member of the Queens-based League of Collectors, an organization dedicated to finding cool old things.
G’s Home Style Cooking in Jamaica. Excellent signage! Great jerk chicken too. On my visit, they had two types of escovitch, lots of pastries, and 4 different homemade drinks like sorrell and Irish moss. It’s real, ohhh it’s real.
Portuguese egg tart orbola de nata from Tony’s Jamaica Market in Jamaica - delivered all the way from Teixeira Bakery in Newark, NJ. I have never had an egg tart this good in the States. Ohh, so flaky so creamy. You can find other Portuguese products like sausage, coffee, and other pastries there too. Real hidden gem.