Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Trivia Mondays at Headlines Ale House

TriviaNYC is starting a new weekly quiz night, Mondays at Headlines Ale House (Metropolitan at 72nd Ave). Headlines is a new place (it used to be the St. James), and while they've been doing quizzes around the city, this is their first weekly night east of Sunnyside, so it's kind of new territory for them. A page with some details about how the event will be run is here:

Fellow Blogger, Please Check Her Out

A fellow local blogger has a delightful post about our local Farmer's Market. Please visit Linda's corner of the Bloggerverse at her Laughing Through Life Blog 

Apartment Hunter Updated

Want to live in neighboring Kew Gardens? Now's your chance!

Monday, July 28, 2014

New Forest Hills Stadium Concert Announced: Phil Lesh & Friends

Sunday, September 21, 2014
Doors: 4:30 pm / Show: 6:00 pm
Forest Hills Stadium
Forest Hills, NY
Phil Lesh is entering his 15th year of playing with a rotating mix of Friends, both old and new. Phil began playing under the moniker Phil Lesh and Friends in 1998, after he’d returned to performing following the death of his friend and bandmate Jerry Garcia in 1995. With a varied mixture of some of the best performing musicians in the live music universe, Phil has kept his musical journey fresh by constantly and consistently putting together bands featuring dynamic, exciting musicians and singers working together toward keeping the music of the Grateful Dead moving forward into the future.

Tickets: $49.50 - $99.50 On Sale Monday, 8/04, 10:00 am EDT

Sunday, July 27, 2014

Empire State Building Looking Particularly Art Deco

The setting mid-summer sun cast a particularly delightful sheen on the Empire State Building Friday evening, as seen from 23rd St. and 8th Ave.

Thursday, July 24, 2014

Spicing Things Up At Jade

I just saw this news over at DNAInfo: Spicy Sushi Sandwiches, Mango Drinks Ring in Summer at Forest Hills Eatery about Jade hiring a new chef who's worked at Spice Market, Buddakan and 11 Madison Park.

I recently ordered in some food from Jade and not sure if it has anything to do with it, but was really amazed at the flavors of their simple chicken with broccoli dish. I cannot remember being so impressed with it from there before. Now I'm wondering if this is this new chef's doing. Whichever the case, the dish was incredibly flavored with a blend of savory and sweet spices. Absolutely loved it and highly recommend it. I had been kind of put off by Jade for a while because I was finding that the quality of their dishes didn't justify their prices. This one dish has changed my mind completely. I rank it up there with one of the best versions of this simple Chinese dish I have ever eaten (and that's a life-long New Yorker/Long Islander talking, which makes me an honorary expert on Chinese food).