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Shepherd's pie in Queens?

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Sammiches Jul 7, 2008 06:20 PM

What places in Queens have a killer Shepherd's Pie?

I've been having a craving lately...lots of meat and lots of mashed potatoes please!

The only two I've had are at Cronin and Phelan's and Donovan's Pub and both are excellent...

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    JFores RE: Sammiches Jul 7, 2008 10:04 PM

    Not Queens, but The Islands in Prospect Heights does a KILLER shepherds pie. You have to call ahead about 30-40 minutes, but it'll be ready when you get there. It's somewhat Jamaican inspired, but still a solid shepherds pie.

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      squid kun RE: JFores Jul 8, 2008 12:27 AM

      Great tip. What's Jamaican about it - seasoning in the meat?

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        JFores RE: squid kun Jul 8, 2008 06:26 AM

        Just some seasoning and maybe the way she does the top (just the vegetables she puts on top of the lower of cheese and potato she uses as a crust.)

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      gfood RE: Sammiches Jul 8, 2008 09:11 AM

      also not in queens, but I like the Chip Shop in Brooklyn (Park Slope).

      It's a Autumn/Winter staple in our house.

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        bhill RE: gfood Jul 8, 2008 09:14 AM

        Shannon Pot in LIC is a dive, but I've found the sheperherd's pie totally serviceable on a cold winter's day.

        ... and it's actually in Queens!

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        Widmark RE: Sammiches Jul 8, 2008 09:51 AM

        anyone try Cuckoo's Nest? I've been having brunch there on the occasional sunday and have been impressed with other options.

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          Rufo RE: Sammiches Jul 8, 2008 11:51 AM

          In that area, try Stove in Astoria; very good Shepherd's Pie.

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            twhite430 RE: Sammiches Jul 13, 2008 05:13 PM

            try pj horgan's on queens blvd - right next to chips mexican. the portion is decent and it's tasty.

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              mrnyc RE: Sammiches Jul 13, 2008 07:38 PM

              questions -- are these suggestions made with lamb? i thought a real shepherd's pie is supposed to be made with lamb (and that few do this)? i think if its beef technically its a cottage pie.

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                JFores RE: mrnyc Jul 13, 2008 08:44 PM

                The Islands uses lamb mince.

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