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    EEEEEATSCON ’18: West Coast food festival comes to New York

    This month, the food festival EEEEEATSCON came to Forest Hills Stadium on Oct. 6, bringing with it a wide variety of creative, delicious and picturesque meals for its numerous attendees. Being something of an eating enthusiast, I decided to buy a ticket and check out the event myself. Despite my adoration for all kinds of food, however, I had personally never been to a food festival before – my only experience with large-scale events like this had been things like New York Comic Con, which coincidentally took place that same weekend, leading me to wonder how much of a turnout I would actually find. Seemingly, that overlap had little effect;…

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    Portofino: It’s More than an Italian Restaurant

    When stepping inside the Portofino restaurant off Austin Street in Forest Hills, the aroma of melted cheese and pasta fills the air. Visitors are greeted by a host who will seat them at a table, however, a few lucky visitors are greeted and seated by the owner of the restaurant himself, Carmine Polito.   Polito, who spoke to “Good Morning New York” about his restaurant, displays a charming and polite demeanor, greeting guests with a smile. When he showed my family and I to our seats he was friendly, and engaged in a conversation with us while we waited for our food. I asked Polito why he enjoys being the…

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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…

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    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…