NEW YORK - While the pandemic hasn't been kind to the restaurant industry in New York, a rebirth is happening in Queens, which has always had great places to eat.
Mighty Quinn's Barbecue
Mighty Quinn's Barbecue recently opened on Queens Boulevard. Slow-smoked southern barbecue is their specialty. The smokers are in constant use. They add flavor you just can't get from a regular grill. This place already has regulars and it's been open for only a few weeks.
Mighty Quinn's Barbecue | 108-22 Queens Blvd., Forest Hills, N.Y. 11375 | 718-374-3714 | mightyquinnsbbq.com
Tacombi on Austin Street feels like an authentic Mexican taqueria, but you don't need a passport to get there. Most people start with guacamole with totopos. Its famous al pastor tacos, baja tacos, and margaritas are a big draw. And don't leave without trying the corn.
Tacombi | 71-22 Austin St., Forest Hills, N.Y. 11375 | 347-454-9407 | tacombi.com
Just steps from the subway station, Roam is the newest sports bar in Forest Hills. The owners say that they wanted to bring a cool sports bar with a high-end, elevated experience to the neighborhood. Roam has great beers on tap, but its mixed drinks are popular, too. The espresso martini is its most-popular cocktail. Roam also has happy hour specials and a weekend brunch with a DJ.
Roam | 107-12 70 Rd., Forest Hills, N.Y. 11375 | 917-733-8513 | instagram.com/roam.queens