Corona Trifecta, summer bliss
- janie Jun 20, 2010 06:21 PM
Perfect Father's Day--Miniature Golf at The Hall of Science, Carousel Ride, walk in Flushing Meadow Park,,,,and then off to the Corona Trifecta, Empanada's (Parque Cafe, 108th/Van Doren)--Tortilla Nixtimal--yummy fresh gaucomole with amazing tortilla chips, chicken tacos, and Timmy's Frozen Custard--Best Vanilla Milkshake ever, and Best scoop--Go if you haven't gone, and keep going--nice people, great chow...
Old school would have been the deceased chicken parm from the Corona Heights Pork Store, Lemon Ice King--Haven't been to Rincon Criollo in awhile, but used to frequent it a lot....however, it never measured up to my favorite places in Miami--so, a trifecta needs to leave comparison out the door, it needs to be wholly its own.--also, used to be into a few things at Corona Pizza, but it's slipped from its heyday----Parkside can be good for certain things---but King Umberto blows it away in Elmont....so, into that place lately....and well, Leo's Latticini, Mama's can make a mean sandwich.
46-02 104th St, Queens, NY 11368
51-23 108th St, Queens, NY 11368
Rincon Criollo Restaurant
4009 Junction Blvd, Corona, NY 11368
Janie, I grew up in Corona in the late 70s. The pizza (or my memory of it, however flawed) at the old Corona Pizza is still the standard by which I measure all slices I eat nowadays. I'm no pizza maven, but I do try to take note of slices I try across the city. Sadly, nothing to date has measured up.
I love Corona too and had to laugh because we rode our bikes out there on Saturday for our own Corona Trifecta:
The Lemon Ice King of Corona as an appetizer
Tortilleria Nixtamal for tamales and tacos
Timmy-O's for frozen custard for dessert
Kind of a mix between the new and old waves. With a stop on the way back at Lelenita's Bakery at 83rd & Roosevelt for my favorite Colombian treat, sort of a mildly sweet cheese scone I think called achilas.
Have to add that Timmy-0's was featuring a special flavor frozen custard, Mocha Chip, that was unreasonably good. Why hasn't any entrepreneur swooped down to partner with him? I'd think that with some resources (truck/s and/or additional outlets) he'd be KILLING around town! What a little gem is relatively hidden there in Corona.