I recently accepted a weekly restaurant review column for Queens Ledger Papers. They
produce seventeen different community publications (everything from LIC, Astoria,
Maspeth, Glendale, Ridgewood, Woodhaven, Howard Beach, Sunnyside, Woodside,
Jackson Heights, Kew Gardens, and Forest Hills) and have a paid-subscription readership
of 220,000. A small start...
Since so many neighborhoods are covered, I am not limited in my restaurnat selections. I
have already picked my places for this month and have quite a few in mind for the
coming months (I could probably do this for ten years and not run out of places :) ),
however if you live in any of the aforementioned neighborhoods and have any
suggestions for reviews, pass them on.
Im especially interested in small, authentic places with fantastic food who could really
use another good review to boost lagging business (examples: Pho Bac in Elmhurst/
Uzbekistan Tandoor Bread/ Bo.) Any great places would be fine but my heart, as Im
sure you might have noticed, is with the smaller establishments. I want to constantly have a place for the publisher so that I never have to be coerced into reviewing an establishment that buys advertising space in the paper. Thjs seems to be de rigeur at many local papers and I turned down three because of it.
Anyway, Im off to rejoin the gym. Something tells me Im going to have to spend a bit
more time there....