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Feb 16, 2011 11:44 AM

Southern/Soul food in St. Albans

Ii'm leading a bike trip to visit the homes of famous jazz musicians in St.Albans/Addesleigh Park this Saturday. i had planned to end the trip at Carmichael's Diner, but apparently it's been closed for a while (it's been a while since I was last there). does anybody have a suggestion on another Southern/soul food restaurant in the area - St.Albans/Jamaica/Hollis?

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  1. I miss Carmichael's.

    Poor Freddie's Rib Shack is still open. Take-out only.


    Poor Freddie's Rib Shack
    157-06 Linden Blvd, Queens, NY 11434

    1. Just dropped off my daughter at JFK and hit one of my my favorite places, RCL Enterprise, AKA Rockaway Fish House. It is takeout only though. Three blocks east of the Van Wyck on Rockaway Blvd, the first exit north of the airport. There used to be a small soul food joint also on Rockaway west of the exit, but I don't know if it is still there. Maybe it was called J J' s. Brothers and Sisters is in St. Albans and has a good rep though I have never been there.

      1. Stevsco again - I found a couple of places in Yelp - a soul food place called Burgundy's on 153 & Hillside, and a Liberian place - Maimo's on Guy Brewer. Has anybody been to either of these?

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        1. re: stevsco

          Maimo's is excellent and has been reviewed a bunch of times on various sites. I think I got that place from Sietsema (back in the him finding original places independent of CH days.)

          1. re: JFores

            It's actually Maima's, and it's been reviewed here, by myself amongst others. I wouldn't hit it up, though, for Southern Soul Food. Although fried chicken is on the menu, their stock-in-trade is Liberian. I've found the menu to be useless anyway - it's whatever Maima has going on the stove on any particular day.


            106-47 Guy R Brewer Blvd, Queens, NY 11433

            1. re: Polecat

              Doesn't have to be soul food - Maima's sounds interesting, so we'll probably give it a try. I'll report back Sunday.

              106-47 Guy R Brewer Blvd, Queens, NY 11433

          2. re: stevsco

            Seems to be called Burgandy's, actually, and there are some encouraging reports out there. Anyone here checked it out?

            Burgandy's Cafe
            153-35 Hillside Ave, Queens, NY 11432