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LA hound in Queens (partly a continuation)

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LA hound in Queens (partly a continuation)

kevin | Jan 11, 2006 10:22 PM

Anyways, for the last day of my visit to New York City, I arrived in Queens from the Long Island Rail road, since the subways were still on strike that day. But I thought I'd walk around Queens before my plane took of from JFK. So got off at the Woodside stop. And starting walking along Roosevelt ave, on my way to Sriphiphai for lunch, I heard it was it Woodside and though it was alongside rossevelt and another street. So continued to walk along roosevelt ave past Donovan's bar, which had a banner touting it as "voted the best burger in town". And I did remember that somenone may have mentioned doonovan's on these boards for great burgers but I was on a mission to Sri for some of the greatest thai food in new york. I was already in Queens so why not? Right. Kind of wrong. Finally figured out that Sri was quite a while away and I wouldn't make it in time (if I'm not mistaken Sri is in Sunnyside not Woodside, or maybe I just got the two mixed up).

But anyways as I walked along Roosevelt, I looked to might right as saw the sign for La Flor Bakery and Cafe, and remembered that this was also a houndly place, so went inside to a look at the menu. And zeroed in on the vanilla french toast with fresh fruit. And of course an orange juice. What I got was french toast of the order only seen in fancy restaurants serving a la carte brunch, and only on the weekends, the french toast came with oodles and oodles of fruit including some strawberries, other berries, and melon pieces. This whole dish cost the grand total of 5 bucks, this same thing would have run about 10-15 bucks in LA. Afterwards I washed down the rest of my restorative brunch on a weekday no less with a nice big bowl of cafe latte. Truly a good and unexpected meal and very very fair in price. Whiled away some of the afternoon and then it was back into the cold weather and off to the airport. Queens does hold treasures, and too bad I didn't get the chance to try Spicey Mina's, Kabab Cafe, Ben's Best, or Spriphthai.

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