Archived entries for Queens

CASA ENRIQUE

The owners of Bar Henry branch out to Queens with this 40-seat Mexican eatery, specializing in the regional cuisine of Cintalapa, Chiapas. Brothers Cosme and Luis Aguilar, the chef and GM respectively, pay homage to their late mother with traditional plates, including some based on her recipes, such as chicken mole and cochinito chiapaneco (guajillo-marinated baby pork ribs). The white-painted spot features a garden and works from Queens artists.

5-48 49th Ave between Vernon Blvd and 5th St, Long Island City, Queens (347-448-6040)

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SWEETLEAF L.I.C.

Sweetleaf is a coffee & espresso bar with a huge selection of baked goods made on the premises. Opened in 2008 and soon stocking Stumptown while they were still new boys on the NY circuit, Sweetleaf expanded rapidly (sideways), and by 2010 had taken the next door space and after 3 month of toiling was ready to unveil one of the most beautiful cafes in NYC. Exposing the building’s original tin walls and ceiling, and playing up the old world feel allowed the beauty of the building to speak for itself. Working on a budget the size of a coffee bean Sweetleaf’s owner Freddy used recycled, original wood from where else but the very same building. With three times the original size and with three distinct sections including a laptop room and a vinyl room for listening to records, they now serve Verve coffee alongside Stumptown brews.

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SWEETLEAF (Long Island City, Queens, NY)
Address: 10-93 Jackson Avenue, Long Island City, NY 11101
Their website: SweetleafLIC.com
NY Mag review: NYMag.com
More images: Flickr.com

DUTCH KILLS

http://www.dutchkillsbar.com/

27-24 Jackson Ave
Long Island City, NY 11101
(718) 383-2724

The wooden booths, robber-baron-era cocktails made with hand-cut ice, even the ragtime band playing in the sawdust-strewn back lounge—all will be familiar to anyone who has drunk at one of owner Sasha Petraske’s rapidly proliferating cocktail bars. But there’s a game-changing difference here: The drinks are $11 (as opposed to $13 to $15 at Little Branch or Milk & Honey), so you can try a few of the Queens-themed libations.

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