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Carnation Cafe in Chinatown Closed

Chandavkl Apr 4, 2012 09:59 AM

The Carnation Cafe in Chinatown closed, I believe less than a year after opening. Diamond Hill Cafe will be opening in its spot. Does anybody know if the Flushing branch is still open?

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    wiseguy613 RE: Chandavkl Jun 10, 2012 12:54 PM

    Hi Chandavkl!
    I produce a radio show in St. Louis, Missouri..
    My host wants to get you on for a segment and talk about the story in "People"..
    Please email me at todd.wise@ktrs.com so we can set something up!
    Show is weeknights between 9p and 12a CT.


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      squid kun RE: wiseguy613 Jun 10, 2012 03:23 PM

      In case anyone's curious, here's the story ... http://www.people.com/people/article/...

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        Pan RE: squid kun Jun 11, 2012 03:08 AM

        Thanks. Fun story. But Chandavkl, you really don't know how to use chopsticks? I arguably use them better than a fork, and I'm not Chinese! I just hold my fork a bit funny. :-)

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          Chandavkl RE: Pan Jun 11, 2012 08:03 AM

          Really. They say you use chopsticks the same way you hold a pen or pencil, but I don't write like anyone else. Teacher tried to change the way I held the pencil in the first grade, but gave up. To this day writing for more than a few minutes is painful for me.

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            Pan RE: Chandavkl Jun 11, 2012 12:10 PM

            I hold my fork the way I hold my pen or pencil, but that's unorthodox. My chopsticks technique is more commonplace.

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            scoopG RE: Pan Jun 11, 2012 02:47 PM

            I agree! Chandavkl is the Wilt Chamberlain of Chinese restaurants!

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        diprey11 RE: Chandavkl Jun 10, 2012 07:36 PM

        If you meant Carnation Bakery on Kissena Blvd, yes, it is open. Great green bean, /red bean, and winter melon cakes.

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          Polecat RE: diprey11 Jun 11, 2012 10:02 AM

          And don't forget those monster chicken sandwiches.

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