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Apr 4, 2012 09:59 AM

Carnation Cafe in Chinatown Closed

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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  1. 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 so we can set something up!
    Show is weeknights between 9p and 12a CT.


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      1. re: squid kun

        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. :-)

        1. re: Pan

          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.

          1. re: Chandavkl

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

          2. re: Pan

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

      2. 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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        1. re: diprey11

          And don't forget those monster chicken sandwiches.