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I’m counting down the 100 best dishes I tasted in 2017…

No, Rockaway’s Asparagus beer does not taste like asparagus. You never know with the crazy craft beer creations these days. But Rockaway focuses on more approachable and traditional beers. Despite the name, this session beer goes down very easy. It’s a full-on wheat beer with hints of lemon and pine bitterness. Very subtle, light, and too easy to drink. It’s good thing the ABV is only 3% – I can keep drinking this all day long. Not what most people say about asparagus itself.

ROCKAWAY BREWING COMPANY
46-01 5th Street (at 46th Avenue),
Long Island City, Queens
(718) 482-6528
rockawaybrewco.com

I’m counting down the 100 best dishes I tasted in 2017…

This is the year I discovered a whole new cuisine so of course both dishes I tried would make my list. As far as I know, I Love Paraguay is the only restaurant of its kind in the city and I got to try some of their distinct specialities, like the chipa guazu. Another dish was this traditional grilled flatbread that had white Muenster cheese incorporated into it. It was almost like a chewy starchy quesadilla without all the mess. Price: $4.50

I LOVE PARAGUAY
4316 Greenpoint Avenue (between 43rd and 44th Street),
Sunnyside, Queens
(718) 786-5534
ilovepy.com

I’m counting down the 100 best dishes I tasted in 2017…

What’s more addicting than popcorn? Thai tofu popcorn which I didn’t even know was a thing until I came to this pretty authentic joint steps away from Queens’ most famous Thai restaurant. At this more unassuming spot, the Thai community seems to hang out, drink, watch sports, and eat great food. I couldn’t stop eating the breaded and fried puffy nubs of tofu. It didn’t help that they were slicked with a sweet tamarind butter sauce and crunchy peanuts.  Price: $7.95

THAILAND’S CENTER POINT
63-19 39th Avenue (between 63rd and 64th Street),
Woodside, Queens
(718) 651-6888
thailandscenterpointny.com

I’m counting down the 100 best dishes I tasted in 2017…

The Thai food scene in Queens continues to heat up and it’s been hard for me to keep up with it since I moved out of the borough. Thankfully, the 7 train will get me there. That’s how I got to try these beautiful little appetizers at Kitchen 79. I usually skip over curry puffs because they tend to be greasy and one note. Not here. They’re also livened up by a side of sweet vinegary cucumber salad.  Price: $5.95

KITCHEN 79
37-70 79th Street (between Roosevelt Avenue and 37th Avenue),
Jackson Heights, Queens
(718) 803-6227
kitchen79nyc.com

Welcome to a new segment on this blog. On Mondays get ready for a quick list of the best restaurants, dishes, or food trends in a certain category. There are so many great things to eat and drink in the city and think of this as your resource to find the absolute best.

If you look around the city this week, it seems that every bar wants to be German. Blue and white flags are everywhere, waitresses wear traditional garb are outside taking a smoke break, and the faint sound of an oompah band can be heard on just about any street.

It’s Oktoberfest! Perfect time to celebrate and soak up German culture. But make sure you find your way to an authentic German bar or restaurant and not get stuck at an Irish bar in disguise. Here are the seven best German bars in NYC (in no particular order): (more…)


Category: NYC Best

Every week, I document another dish that impressed and satiated me during my food adventures around New York City

Being an adventurous eater in New York, I’ve eaten food from many different cultures and countries. We have (just about) everything in this uareat diverse city. But sometimes I realize just how much I have never tried, There’s literally an entire world out there.

I recently learned about a Paraguayan restaurant in Queens and became immediately interested. We have plenty of Ecuadorian, Brazilian, and even Uruguayan restaurants, but this would be the first time I have ever tasted specialities from the small Latin American country of Paraguay.

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