North Carolina couple will be celebrating a Birthday in NYC. We'd like to get out of Manhattan and explore chowish neighborhoods in the Outer Boroughs. We can do a walking tour if the distances are not too great (we are seniors). We already have Kathryn's walking tour of Flushing and it sounds good, but we will also have a car and we might need to move it from its alternate side spot in the City. So - brownie points for itineraries in parkable neighborhoods during the daytime.
I understand there was a 7 train food tour which might be good if we find a good space our car. Can someone point us to the latest version?
We prefer ethnic and/or unique places that we can't find at home so regional delicacies, weird chef experiences, and neighborhood classics are most welcome. We prefer cheap eats. but are willing to splurge here and there. We like to nosh, but wouldn't mind a few sit-down places as well.
Neighborhoods we would be especially interested in : Jackson Heights, Brighton Beach, Belmont, but any neighborhood or contiguous neighborhoods would be welcome.
Oh, one wrinkle. The Birthday is on a Monday.