Author: Alanna Schubach

  • How to Be a Food Tourist in Jackson Heights

    Earlier this fall, documentarian Frederick Wiseman released “In Jackson Heights.” The 190-minute film captures the cultural abundance of this neighborhood, where dozens of languages are spoken and locals talk unironically about authenticity. What also comes through are many residents’ fears that they’ll soon be displaced by buyers and renters fleeing stratospheric prices in Manhattan and […]

  • Great Northeast Cheesefest Brings Upstate’s Best Dairy to Queens

    Turophiles (that’s cheese-lovers) should head to Flushing Town Hall this Saturday: In the spotlight at the performing arts center will be reps from artisanal creameries throughout the Northeast, along with top NYC chefs creating dishes from their products. The cheese fest is the second in a series designed to showcase the bounty of New York […]

  • With League of Kitchens, Learn Home Cooking From Immigrants From Around the Globe

    On a recent Sunday, Despina Economou welcomed six students to her Queens home with a lunch of salad, roast chicken, lemon potatoes, and cups of mountain tea. She also set out a plate of olives and cubes of feta, noting that these are always on the table when a Greek meal is served. Economou hails […]

  • A Feast of Tibetan Dumplings at the Momo Crawl in Jackson Heights

    “The momo is the greatest culinary ambassador I have been exposed to, and it is amazing how contagious it is,” says Jeff Orlick. “Whenever I mention the word ‘momo’ to people, they want it. They don’t know what it is, but they want it.” Orlick is a Jackson Heights resident devoted to supporting the community, […]

  • MOFAD Lab’s First Exhibit Explores the Science Behind the Flavor of Dark Roast Coffee

    It’s a bit surprising — before Wednesday’s launch of the Museum of Food and Drink (MOFAD) Lab (62 Bayard Street, Brooklyn), no such venue existed, in NYC or elsewhere. As culinary historian Jessica Harris noted at the museum’s ribbon-cutting ceremony, “every day, we’re increasingly bombarded with more information from the food world…there’s a growing movement in […]

  • New Grocer Good Neighbor Queens Brings Farm-Fresh Produce to LIC

    “One of the really big ironies of Queens is that so much wonderful food is produced here, but people can’t purchase it,” says Tonice Sgrignoli, co-owner of Good Neighbor Queens, a new artisanal grocery store in Long Island City. “It really is underserved in terms of fresh produce.” Good Neighbor Queens is settling in on […]

  • Michelin’s Bib Gourmand Awards Elmhurst’s Chinese and Thai Restaurants

    Last week, Michelin announced the recipients of its coveted stars for 2016. This year’s list varies only slightly from previous ones, with New York’s leading lights — like Eleven Madison Park, Per Se, and Le Bernardin — crowned once again as top dining destinations. Many of the honorees are also exorbitantly expensive, and represent a […]

  • Outer-Borough Jurors: Here’s Where to Get Lunch While Doing Your Civic Duty

    When I was called recently for jury duty, foremost on my mind — after hoping I’d be excused — was where I could go for lunch. Nothing takes the sting out of hours of milling about a courthouse hallway like a good meal, but there was a problem: I was serving in Kew Gardens. Though […]

  • Ten Can’t-Miss Fall 2015 Events in New York

    Fall in New York is bittersweet: Though the tourists head home and subway platforms become slightly more tolerable, the Hamptons crowds are back, making it tougher to carve out your own quiet space for contemplation. Plus, natives know that it’s only a matter of time till we’re hit with another polar vortex. Thankfully, you can […]

  • Zabb Sake Bar, an Izakaya With a Thai Accent, Comes to Jackson Heights

    There’s a powerhouse restaurant duo in Jackson Heights, stacked one atop the other: Beneath Zabb Elee, the Michelin-starred spot that serves the kind of fiery Isan Thai food that lights up your innards (in a good way), is the recently opened Zabb Sake Bar (71-28 Roosevelt Avenue, Queens; 347-781-7318), a Japanese izakaya with a bit of Thai […]

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