Every year, there are tell-tale signs that indicate summer has come to an end. When we start to see the billboard and subway advertisements for the U.S. Open, we know that the nice weather is on the way out (although, it’s been September for a month already) and here comes the fall. It’s bittersweet since football is around the corner and one of the most fun months in New York City is September. Plus, who doesn’t like Halloween?!
The US Open takes place in Flushing Meadows–Corona Park in Queens. This year, it runs from August 25 to September 9, 2014. We are certainly not tennis experts nor is this a sports website. However, we can eat and can definitely offer up some suggestions on where to grab some food while you’re in Queens for the matches! Before you go through our list, note that we took the liberty of creating an expansive list because most of you reading this probably do not visit Queens often and we want you to explore options beyond walking distance from the stadiums.
So, it no particular order, here are some place to check out over the next couple of weeks:
Telly’s Taverna (28-13 23rd Avenue, Astoria): Chances are you’re probably taking the 7 train to the matches. Leave early and transfer at Queensboro Plaza to the N or Q to visit Telly’s. You will not be disappointed by this delicious Greek spot!
The Lemon Ice King of Corona (52-02 108th Street, Corona): Do we need to sell this? If you haven’t heard of it, I don’t know where you’re from. Find a way to visit the original!
Park Side Restaurant (107-01 Corona Avenue, Corona): We’ve written about Park Side on here several times and it’s for a reason. Old school Italian place. More importantly, DELICIOUS, Old School Italian place.
Biang! (41-10 Main Street, Flushing): You’ll be coming through a mini Chinatown and this is our Asian choice.
Forest Hills Station House (106-11 71st Avenue, Forest Hills): This beer hall and whiskey den has Roasted Brussels Sprouts that will change your mind completely on the vegetable!
Kabul Kebab House (42-51 Main Street, Flushing): Great Afghani Spot in downtown Flushing. Obviously, get the kebabs but don’t leave without trying the Sambosas!
So there it is…enjoy the matches and eat well!