A new Mexican joint opened up in Hunters Point on
Vernon Boulevard near 48th Avenue. The food was really
pretty decent and margaritas weren't bad either. The
place is called "Ponchjoes & Laverty," for some reason.
I had chimichangas which had a tasty, flaky shell and
good quality, moist beef inside. My friend had a
special which translated something like "points of
beef" with a tangy, flavorful sause. Not spicy enuf for
my taste, but hey, this is Long Island City. Sides of
mixed vegetable rice and, of course, beans, were about
as good as you can get. Place also serves Italian food
(which I didn't try) and burgers and bar stuff. I
recommend it. We were definitely pleasantly surprised
at the high quality of the ingredients and the
preperation. Hope they keep it up. Would like to know
what others think.