38 The QUEE NS Courier • welcome to • july 24, 2014 for breaking news visit www.queenscourier.com welcome to forest hills, kew gardens, rego park s HUNGRY? AREA OFFERS A DINER’S DELIGHT BY ANGY ALTAMIRANO firstname.lastname@example.org Residents and visitors looking to excite their tastebuds can find a large number of dining options at the diverse local food shops in Kew Gardens, Forest Hills and Rego Park. The Courier/Photos By Angy Altamirano Ripe Juice Bar & Gril 70-13 Austin Street 718-261-2881 Opened in 2008 by Peter Kambitsis and Elias Kalogiros, Ripe was created to make sure customers could find a dining spot with healthy food and juices. What started with the intention of being just a juice bar for the “gym-goer customers,” Ripe began to bring in every day customers who, along with eating fresh and healthy, also loved the taste of the food. Without missing out on the flavor, Ripe offers made-to-order wraps, salads, lean burgers, grilled entrees and squeezed-to order juices and smoothies. BAGELS for YOU 113-29 Queens Boulevard 718-793-9200 Serving customers in Kew Gardens for the past eight years, BAGELS for YOU offers more than just a plain toasted bagel with cream cheese. This corner bagel shop provides breakfast from open to close, cold-cut sandwiches and a buffet-salad bar. BAGELS for YOU also offers a variety of baked goods, hot coffee or hot chocolate and a menu full of sandwiches. Dalas BBQ 61-35 Junction Boulevard 718-592-9000 For the past 15 years, Dallas BBQ has offered the best BBQ ribs, chicken and steak in New York City. Coming together with other dining shops at the Rego Park Center, Dallas BBQ is there to offer customers a dining experience among friends after a long day of shopping. Dallas BBQ also offers seafood, salads, burgers and catering specials. Panera Bread Providing baked bread fresh out of the oven every day, Panera has expanded quickly across North America into Queens. The Panera Bread at Rego Park Center offers comfortable seating for its guests and two menus to choose from. Their bakery menu includes fresh baked breads, bagels, pastries and sweets while their café menu offers sandwiches, soups, hand-tossed salads and beverages. Tango Argentine Steak House 111-08 Queens Boulevard 718-520-6488 This family-owned restaurant has been providing the Kew Gardens community with more than 20 years of fine Argentine dining and entertainment. Specializing in steak and traditional Argentine dishes, Tango takes its customers’ taste buds to a trip to South America. On the weekends, Tango puts on a show with live music for its diners, bringing the sounds and traditional dances of Argentina to Queens. This restaurant provides all in one, a spot to dine and enjoy the beauties of a Latin culture. Keuka Kafe Wine Bar 112-04 Queens Boulevard 718-880-1478 New to the neighborhood, Keuka Kafe offers its customers a menu composed of dishes created from local produce and with the freshest ingredients. This wine bar is named after Keuka Lake in the Finger Lakes region, best know for its wineries and cheese. Bringing in wine from that region and the rest of the world, Keuka Kafe’s menu also includes combinations of meats and cheeses, appetizers, salads, and cool and warm sandwiches. Bareburger 71-49 Austin Street 718-275-2273 Started in an underground Brooklyn kitchen in 2002, Bareburger was created to bring organic, all-natural and locally sourced ingredients to guests of the music venue, Sputnik. Nine years later, the idea has become a micro-chain of organic burger restaurants with ten locations in Brooklyn, Manhattan and Queens. Along with “mouth-watering organic burgers and sandwiches, Bareburger also offers fresh salads, shakes, organic beer and wine, and snacks you can share among a group of friends. Queens Center Mal After a long day of shopping, Queens Center Mall offers its guests fast food dining options such as McDonald’s, Noodle House and Nathan’s. For the customers looking to enjoy a sit-down lunch or dinner, Applebee’s is located on the first floor from opening to close hours of the mall. Along with full meals, Queens Center Mall feeds the sweet tooth of all its shoppers with ice cream from Baskin Robbins or signature cupcakes at Crumbs Bake Shop. Vanila Sky 70-35 Austin Street 718-544-0540 Opening just over a year ago in June 2013, Vanilla Sky serves up original Greek-style frozen yogurt. The store cultivates a personal experience because it is a self-serve place. There is also an array of cupcakes, pastries, and milkshakes on the menu. The shop has an outdoor seating area to relax and enjoy dessert on a summer evening.
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