Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Queens Bully Gastropub BBQ Restaurant Opening Soon

Zagat's reports this will be opening in the former site of Baluchi's on Queens Blvd.
A big thanks to Bud for letting us know...

From Zagat's "47 Most Anticipated NYC Spring Restaurant Openings of 2017"

Queens
Projected opening: April
Rohan Aggarwal and Suraj Patel will open their debut restaurant, Queens Bully, in Forest Hills. Named after the iconic Queens Boulevard, the gastropub will focus on comfort food and barbecue inspired by the diverse cultures that exist throughout the borough. Items, like smoked jerk chicken and Corona pork tacos, will feature locally sourced vegetables and herbs grown on the premises. To drink, there will be local craft beers and wines as well as bourbon-, rye- and whiskey-centric cocktails.

15 comments:

  1. Nice. I'd totally give it a shot. At least it's a fresh idea. Any idea on what's going on at the old Dan's Shoe Repair? I now see a sign in the window stating that place is applying for a liquor license.

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    1. Not a liquor license, but retail wine license.

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  2. Sounds interesting! The name "gastropub" makes me wary, though - hope it's not too overpriced!

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  3. Cautiously optimistic.

    Definitely in favor of having more cool things open up down that particular stretch of Queens Blvd (the Union Tpk area and thereabouts).

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  4. Good news for Forest Hills. But.. i would have liked to see this opening in the Austin St area. Sorry the Santa Fe space is not available pending some "future" development project. We could use some more diverse dining options in the "shopping district" especially to draw and service the after concert crowds. Wishing BULLY well and cant wait to try the BBQ !

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  5. Bully, I say, bully! Hope there are some Teddy Roosevelt posters up in here.

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  6. We are SO glad this is opening on our block! Not every new business should open around the Austin St. shopping district. This will give needed foot traffic and add to already great places in the neighborhood like Tuscan Hills and Cipollina. And they are doing a great job so far on the exterior renovations; almost finished with the brick work.

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    1. Cipollina is very underrated!

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    2. It's underrated because of that dull location. I mean look at the surrounding places: a wig shop, tax preparation, copy machine service, Kumon learning, closed up dry cleaner; dull, dull, dull; but yes, Cipollina itself is awesome. The owners are incredibly nice and almost always around; they make great sandwiches and coffees; I love their selection of hard to find pastas or gourmet sauces; I see they have excellent reviews online too, so keep up the good work Cipollina!

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    3. +1 to the comment above.

      Could someone post photos of the exterior progress please?

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    4. I walked past the location this afternoon and it looks like they're in the middle of painting the exterior. Some kind of rusty-grayish color?

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    5. Also, I can't agree more about Cipollina. Great selections and the owners are lovely and helpful!

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  7. The article says that this will be the "debut" restaurant for the owners. However, the metal ice cream cups shown in the picture look remarkably similar to the drinking cups Baluchi's used to provide. Coincidence?

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    1. Not really. One of the owners of Queens Bully is the son of the founder of the Baluchi's Indian restaurant chain.

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    2. Drake, how do you know all this stuff? :)

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