Last Saturday my partner and I took advantage of the good weather and drove out from Brooklyn to Sands Point to visit Falaise, the Guggenheim mini mansion set on a cliff above Long Island Sound. (Highly recommended.) Needing a quick lunch we took a detour off the Interboro to Ridgewood where we visited Bosna Express for pljeskavica, aka Bosnian burgers. The place is an old favorite of mine but it was her first trip. She loved it.
The burgers are a blend of beef and lamb, spiced perfectly and formed into thin patties, then grilled over a gas flame and served on lightly toasted pita like bread. They are wonderful. I posted about this place once before (see below) but its always a pleasure to return and find that things are exactly the same.
For a neighborhood ethnic place in an outlying area I am always pleasantly surprised at how friendly they are. They seem genuinely pleased when outsiders visit and enjoy the food. It makes me doubly glad I took the trouble to get out there.
Because the place is tiny (only a single small table) seating has always been a bit tricky. I tend to go in warmer weather so I can eat outside if necessary. It now seems that this problem is about to be solved. While we were there we were told that Bosna Express has opened a new location in Astoria. This is a full service restaurant and will be serving (this from a flyer that was handed to us) cevapi, their signature pljeskavica, home made stews, fish and seafood, appetizers, and desserts.
29-31 12th Street
Long Island City
(Best to call before going. My understanding is that theyre already open but I could have misunderstood them.)
791 Fairview Avenue
(1/2 block from the Forest Avenue stop on the M line, about a 10 minute drive from the Cypress Avenue exit on the Interboro.)
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