• Arts & Entertainment

    Whit’s End: Eat Fresh, Eat Local, Eat Pizza

    Since Superstorm Sandy in 2012 the food scene in Rockaway, Queens has experienced a renaissance. Say what you will about hipsters and gentrification, it usually doesn’t have a negative effect on the level of cuisine produced by eateries in the affected neighborhoods. One of these post-Sandy additions to Rockaway is Whit’s End, a restaurant and pizzeria located at 97-14 Rockaway Beach Blvd – and it is a welcome addition. The menu changes daily and features local fresh products such as blue fish and little neck clams. Picky eaters should beware because substitutions are strictly forbidden. Even though Whit’s End is primarily a pizzeria, a major specialty is the smoked blue…

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    New restaurant offers healthy Greek alternatives

    Queens College students are quite likely to have seen or heard of Gyro & Bowl. The restaurant recently opened its doors at 59-24 Kissena Blvd. and has since proven to be a great place for those who aim for healthier alternatives to the other options available in the area. The restaurant features a vibrant mood with a brown brick wall, bright blue tiles, a nice balcony and includes both indoor and outdoor seating. The ambiance of the Greek food joint feels as if it is a restaurant in Manhattan. A feeling that is only contradicted by its view of Kissena Blvd. Besides gyro sandwiches and bowls, the restaurant also offers…

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    Kosher sushi a hit at Sushi Toyko

    A great sushi meal can provide a lesson on how to approach life and cuisine. Such simple ingredients, done with care, provide the highest level of excellence. Sushi Tokyo, located near Queens College at 67-25 Main Street, is an authentic sushi experience—including its kosher items. Other sushi restaurants feature electronic music that ruins the experience, but not Sushi Tokyo. Moreover, aside from shellfish, all the important parts to a great sushi meal make up what is kosher. Emanuel Israel is a server at Sushi Tokyo, and enjoys working there. What’s his recommended dish for customers? The black pepper tuna. “Customers leave saying that was the best sushi,” Israel said. Israel…

  • News

    Eating Peking duck at a Flushing gem

    There are a lot of places to eat outside of Queens College. But to find the best Chinese food in New York City, go to Happy Food. But what and where is it? This eatery with large, red Chinese letters is found at the corner of 40th Road and Main Street, right near the Long Island Rail Road station. But, unlike the LIRR, this place is not expensive. Moreover, it sells Peking ducks that look great, but taste even better. Happy Food offers Peking duck buns served in the traditional method. This means the meaty duck breast and crispy duck skin is served inside delicious steamed buns. Of course, it…