Monday, March 17, 2008

Best Burger??

Dish du Jour Magazine’s 6th Annual Food & Wine Event
The Cuisine of Queens & Beyond
Tuesday - May 20th, 6-9 p.m.

Astoria World Manor - 25-22 Astoria Blvd., Astoria NY

Who will win the title? Best Burger in the Boroughs

Join us for a culinary feast as you sample food and beverages from the top restaurants, gourmet shops, pastry shops, wines and beers …while you cheer on your favorite burger as some of the best known burger places in the boroughs compete for the title of Best Burger of the Boroughs!

Competing for the title…

Brgr - 287 7th Ave., New York City
Resto - 111 E 29th Street, New York City
Farm on Adderley - 1108 Cortelyou Road, Brooklyn
67 Burger - 67 Lafayette Ave., Brooklyn
Harry’s at Water Taxi Beach - 2 Borden Ave., LIC
Joe’s Bestburger – 39-11 Main Street, Flushing
Coals - 1888 Eastchester Road, Bronx

The Judges...
Chef Terrance Brennan
Arthur Schwartz
Josh Ozersky
Tony Tantillo, CBS2 HD Food Expert
and Kelly Choi, producer and host
of Eat Out New York on NYC TV,
who will also be filming the event
for her show.

The Emcee...

George Motz

For Tickets Call: 718-777-7918 -- All books by our guests will be available for sale and will be autographed. The burger cook-off will take place within the timeframe the food and wine event. Price of ticket includes all. Plenty of seating and parking available. Close to N & W Train (Astoria Blvd. Stop). Plenty of Taxi’s and close to GC Parkway & Triborough Bridge. *No refunds.

Tuesday, March 04, 2008

Water Taxi's to Water Taxi Beach

Water Taxi Beach is about to enter it's 4th season. Each season has been unique and wonderful. However, the biggest disappointment is often when we tell customers that taking a water taxi to Water Taxi Beach isn't always possible.

For the 2008 season, this is going to change. There will be two different ways to take a water taxi to the beach.

There is the Hop on/ Hop Off service. This is regular scheduled ferry service that will run through the summer. This service runs 7 days a week.

It typically starts mid morning and end about 7 or 8 pm. In 2007 the service arrived at Water Taxi Beach on an hourly basis. There are 4 fare zones.

  • From E. 34th St, the fare is $5
  • From any other location, the fare is $10
  • $20 buys an unlimited one day pass
  • $25 buys an unlimited two day pass

On Friday nights from Memorial Day Weekend through Labor Day Weekend, there will be a special shuttle that will run continuously from East 34th St and Water Taxi Beach (Hunter's Point).

It will start approx. at 9:15 pm. It will end at midnight on Friday and 1am on Saturday. The round trip fare is $10.

Saturday, March 01, 2008

Robert Lin

NYC is great not only because of the things you can do but because of the people you meet. When I first came to NYC one of the first people I met was then a student at NYU. A few years later I was a grad student there myself.

By then my friend Robert Lin was appearing in all sorts of off, off, off Broadway Shows... (maybe I need to throw in a few more off's), and doing some voice over work.

A few years later he was working in the movies. He is always very selective about the scripts he picks. He is now in China preparing for his next role. News about his latest work is here.