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Aces Wild for Acey Ducey Tavern in Queens

FOREST HILLS, NY – Everything is turning up aces for New York City restaurant maven Tim Ducey, owner of the newest, hottest tavern in Queens, Acey Ducey. With wildly creative spins on typical American comfort food classics as well as modern dishes reflecting more upscale tastes, Acey Ducey is so much more than just a place to come watch the game and have a few...

The Golf Rum Diaries – Great Golf, but Fear and Loathing of the Food in Cabo San Lucas

[Editor’s Note: We interrupt Jay’s series on Casa de Campo…again…for another installment of his Golf Rum Diaries, this time on Cabo del Sol (Part 1). The Casa series will conclude shortly, further continuing his analysis of golf in the Mexico/Caribbean/U.S. Offshore/Central America region. In the meantime, here’s the first piece on Mexico. As...

Hey Shelly Fireman, Gimme Back my Redeye Grill

We interrupt this sports page for another NYC restaurant review! “I changed everything,” Shelly Fireman told the New York Post’s Steve Cuozzo. He’s right – he changes everything for the worse, and now Redeye Grill is a mere shell of itself, pardon the pun. I often celebrated my life victories at Shelly’s famous Redeye Grill on 7th...

Cool Beans! Odradeks Coffee Shop and Internet Café Brings Coffee Into the 21st Century

KEW GARDENS – Year in and year out, Forest Hills wins myriad accolades as New York City’s best neighborhood. The vibrant restaurant scene blends with hip yet sensible fashion, gorgeous Tudor architecture, and the highest level of safety for its residents in the entire city. But what about Kew Gardens, the idyllic sleepy sister of Forest Hills just a gap wedge...

2012 Masters Dinner Menu

Charl Schwartzel, thank you for introducing us to South African BBQ and “Monkey Gland Sauce.” (Hat tip: Steve DiMeglio) “An iced seafood display kicks off the meal and includes shrimp, lobster, oysters, King crab legs and the aforementioned Jumbo lump crabmeat, all ready to be topped with an assortment of sauces. International cheeses and crudite is...

Restaurant Review: Nick’s Bistro – Are we in Forest Hills or Athens?

FOREST HILLS, NY – There’s a new Mario dominating the food scene in New York City, so move over Mario Batali, you’ve got company at the top of the food chain. Meet Mario Savvas, restauranteur and bon vivant, and his Nick’s Bistro on Metropolitan Avenue in Forest Hills is giving both Manhattan and Astoria a run for their drachmas. In Spanish the word sabor means...

Q Thai Bistro Gearing up for Summer with Great Dishes

We interrupt this sports website for another New York City restaurant recommendation. Real New Yorkers know that there are many diamonds to be mined in the outer boroughs, but no region of New York City rivals sparkling Forest Hills, perennially the winner of the “best neighborhood” awards by nearly unanimous consensus. Tennis, golf, parks, dignified Georgian...

U.S. Open Coverage Starts in 3…2…1…

We’ll be live from the media tent at Bethpage Black for the 2009 U.S. Open starting Monday, with coverage at Cybergolf.com, GolfObserver.com, and here, (on a 24-hour delay for articles that originally ran at those two sites, and live with random short features and interviews). GolfObserver will shortly be running my hole-by-hole breakdown of the course as well...

NYC’s Best Burgers Vol. I – Q Thai Bistro’s “Q Basil Burger”

James Bond’s genius armorer, the legendary Q himself, would have trouble keeping up with the rapid-fire ingenuity and resourcefulness that Jean Gmerek and her sister-in-law Vesda demonstrate in their inventive Thai-Asian fusion menu. Rightly famous for their creative dishes, tony Forest Hills digs, and reasonable prices, Q Thai caught the eye of A-list foodie and...