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New eatery ‘The Sweet Sap’ off ers
Flushing outdoor dining and food
infl uenced by Queens’ diversity
BY SUZANNE MONTEVERDI
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If there is one restaurant in Queens that
encapsulates the borough’s identity as
a melting pot, it just may be Flushing‘s
newest eatery, Th e Sweet Sap.
Located at 189-11 Northern Blvd., the
restaurant assumed a former residence
in the northern section of the neighborhood.
Manager Anna Lung, a Queens
resident, opened the eatery with her best
friend Lily Kim this July.
Th e pair set out to establish a restaurant
here in the borough that rivaled places
they like to visit in Brooklyn, Manhattan
and Long Island.
“Lily and I are really big foodies …
And one of our favorite things to eat is
brunch,” Lung said. “We wanted to bring
that to Queens.”
Diners who walk through the gates
of the property are welcomed by a spacious
outdoor eating area, which is illuminated
by twinkling nights in the nighttime
hours. Th ose who wish to bring their
furry best friend along are welcome to,
Up a fl ight of stairs and thorough the
front doors is a full bar and indoor eating
space. Th e eatery is open for lunch
On the menu, expect to fi nd contemporary
American cuisine with Asian,
European and Latin infl uences. For
example, the galbi burger combines
the American burger with a traditional
Korean marinade, while the crunchy
bulgogi quesadilla features Korean-style
marinated beef combined with Colby jack
cheese, stir-fried vegetables and tortilla
strips. Also on the menu are pasta dishes,
Korean rice bowls, salads and sandwiches.
Brunch menu highlights include dulce
de leche French toast and fl uff y omelettes,
“Queens is known for its authentic,
authentic food, so we didn’t want to
lose that either,” Lum said. “And we
also wanted to bring a really nice atmosphere.”
Th e drink menu features a mix of
unique and seasonal cocktails, wines
and beer. Th e frozen Melon Chiller, with
rum and honeydew, and the Blushing
Blossum, with gin, sakura and lychee,
are two of Lum’s favorites. Th e Auburn
Mule, with lime, ginger beer and Figenza,
a Mediterranean, fi g-fl avored vodka, is
another satisfying choice.
“Everything we have in the bar is seasonal.
We’ll change out the old with the
new,” she said. “We also wanted to bring
more craft beer to this neighborhood. I
wanted bring in things that were really
As for the name, owner Kim wanted
to come up with something “whimsical,”
“We wanted a contemporary farmhouse
to-table type feeling,” she said. “It
also matches the cute little house and our
Th e Sweet Sap is open Tuesday through
Sunday and can be reached at 718-225-
1000. Visit their Facebook page for hours
38-11 Bell Blvd.
Bayside, NY 11361
-Open 7 Days
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