Passover Day 7: Almost home, but with different tastes: Good Neighbor Queens @ Falchi’s, 31-00 47th Ave., Long Island City, Queens 4/17/17

Ah, breads and pasta dishes, I have missed you terribly. I plan to be finally free Tuesday night, so I will meet you then, but not before. I’m counting the minutes…. Love, Me. I don’t usually eat sandwiches for lunch or dinner, but they are all I ponder about: the perfect sandwich. Also: the perfect… Continue reading Passover Day 7: Almost home, but with different tastes: Good Neighbor Queens @ Falchi’s, 31-00 47th Ave., Long Island City, Queens 4/17/17

Passover Day 4: Cheat day (sort of): Rice and Chopsticks, and Sans @ Falchi’s, 31-00 47th Ave., Long Island City, Queens 4/14/17

My eyes rested upon Sans Bakery, named for its gluten-free goods (Sans = Without, as in Without gluten, get it?). Today, I was in search for protein. However, I didn’t have much hope, due to the lack of Passover season-friendly in this part of Queens.  So I was surprised, even shocked for a bit that… Continue reading Passover Day 4: Cheat day (sort of): Rice and Chopsticks, and Sans @ Falchi’s, 31-00 47th Ave., Long Island City, Queens 4/14/17

Passover Day 3: Nevermind the sweet stuff: Starbucks, 4/13/17

My co-worker Virginia is complaining about how one of her neighborhood churches couldn’t spell “Maundy” for Maundy Thursday right (Monday Thursday, the sign said). She ate haroset with matzoh with her lunch, yet she is Catholic. I’m confused. This is the middle of Holy Week, where the story and its subquential actions gets both harried… Continue reading Passover Day 3: Nevermind the sweet stuff: Starbucks, 4/13/17

Passover Day 2: Soup with a side of fries: The Van Dam Diner, 45-55 Van Dam St., Long Island City, Queens 4/12/17

It’s raining a bit, but I don’t mind. I have two lucky things at my side today: my co-worker John and diner matzoh ball soup! The soup ($4.95) was an interesting hybrid; it tasted definitely Jewish, with the chunks of chicken, white onion, carrots & celery swimming along with matzoh balls (not airy, big but… Continue reading Passover Day 2: Soup with a side of fries: The Van Dam Diner, 45-55 Van Dam St., Long Island City, Queens 4/12/17

Passover Day 1, or, Slim pickings in the neighborhood: Good Neighbor Queens @ Falchi, 31-00 47th Ave., Long Island City, Queens 4/11/17

Under the light of a beautiful day today, the grainless items at the Falchi building are few and far between… I was prepared to fawn over the Doughnut Plant’s offerings like a hobo waiting for an apple pie to cool on a windowsill, for the next 8 days. That torture today done in under 10… Continue reading Passover Day 1, or, Slim pickings in the neighborhood: Good Neighbor Queens @ Falchi, 31-00 47th Ave., Long Island City, Queens 4/11/17

Except the sauce: Don Tapas @ Falchi’s, 31-00 47th Ave., Long Island City, Queens 4/7/17

The Polillo mondito = Chicken Sandwich was good in theory: oven-baked breaded chicken breasts with avocado, tomato, and lettuce on cibatta bread. The only snag was the special sauce. My taste buds didn’t deem it “special” at all. Too much pimento aftertaste… I had to take the sandwich apart (it was huge), and eat it… Continue reading Except the sauce: Don Tapas @ Falchi’s, 31-00 47th Ave., Long Island City, Queens 4/7/17

Toasted blueberry muffins are weird: Van Dam Diner, 45-55 Van Dam St., Long Island City, Queens 4/6/17

It’s raining once again, and I’m craving for some soup. The gamble of diner soups is 1. their daily selections are not what you want, and 2. if they taste good, or not. The Van Dam Diner claims they have “simply the best food.” I’ve been going here for a while, and luckily, there have… Continue reading Toasted blueberry muffins are weird: Van Dam Diner, 45-55 Van Dam St., Long Island City, Queens 4/6/17

Deceptively spicy: Riko’s Peruvian Cuisine, 45-23 Greenpoint Ave., Sunnyside, Queens 4/5/17

Miracles of miracles! The 7 train is cooperating at last! Spring is here (it’s April after all). I was in the mood to travel from Long Island City for a bit, but to go somewhere I liked on Greenpoint Ave., and to have some great chicken. So, I was off to Riko’s. Hurray! As I… Continue reading Deceptively spicy: Riko’s Peruvian Cuisine, 45-23 Greenpoint Ave., Sunnyside, Queens 4/5/17

Spanish takes on two sandwiches: Don Tapas @ Falchi’s, 31-00 47th Ave., Long Island City, Queens, 4/4/17

Yes, a part of me wants to just throw some needed caution to the wind, and just order one of the sweet pies from Stolles Bakery for lunch, but I just can’t do it now. After a long day of inventory and listening to one of my friends complain about his family dynamics for about… Continue reading Spanish takes on two sandwiches: Don Tapas @ Falchi’s, 31-00 47th Ave., Long Island City, Queens, 4/4/17

Lazy lunch while monitoring: Chawlas 2, 216 3rd Ave., New York, NY 10003 3/30/17

Today (or last Thursday), I did a mitsvah: I picked up my friend from his colonoscopy operation and kept an eye on him for the rest of the day. However, since he had only 90-minutes of anesthesia, he had no ill-side effects, except maybe seeing everything in rectangular vision for the first two hours. “So… Continue reading Lazy lunch while monitoring: Chawlas 2, 216 3rd Ave., New York, NY 10003 3/30/17