Sep 22 2017

Kaia Wine Bar

1614 3rd Ave
New York

Love the duca and 98 years old Glenstove cook top and food warmer. Will return to this South African bar.
The elk meat is tender. The house wine are good esp the white. The only complain I’ve is the bread is too sweet. Good service. The bar looks bit thin. One hour street parking free after 7pm.


Sep 5 2017

Community School

Sep 5 2017

1010 Northern Blvd


Sep 2 2017

Fino Wine & Tapas

39-13 Bell Blvd
Bayside, NY 11361

Will return. A modern deco (not too crazy) but wine (shiraz Chianti and merlot) and food, service are great. The Optus is tender, eggplant is delicious, so is the bass. Street parking, free after 7pm.


Aug 31 2017

New York Food Court

133-35 Roosevelt Ave
Flushing, NY 11354

The dining hall is pleasant, and they’ve a small parking lot on site. I purchased from two vendors today.

Kelai Qin 客来勤 #15 at the back of the room.
– Spicy Fish head 剁椒鱼头 – very good
– Spicy fish filet 水煮活鱼 – ok
– Beef and green pepper 角椒牛肉丝 – a little below ok
– Yuxiang Rosi 鱼香肉丝 – terrible -> too sweet


Lanzhou Handpulled noodle 兰州拉面


The cumin lamb pancake is great; the beef (?) pancake is so so. And I’m so bright to order a Yunnan Mixiang with beef, not too good.



Aug 31 2017

Supreme Court, Queens County

88-11 Sutphin Blvd
Jamaica, NY 11435

Went there to help a friend out. The area is mixed commercial and residential, which means parking is not easy. But Wednesdays are good because there are Mon/Thur and Tue/Fri alternate no parking. I got a parking ticket because I do not look, oh well.

The court house is in better shape than I expected. Pretty empty. People are friendly and helpful.

In the record room, the clerks put this no help sign but people were really helpful; $.25 per print.



Aug 31 2017

Nutripan 2

88-44 Sutphin Blvd
Jamaica, NY 11435

Love love their hot milk! Don’t see this little thing dispenser often. Most places put milk/2%/low fat/Half n half in thermo to keep them chilled. I like my coffee latte style: 90% hot milk and 10% coffee -:) ha ha ha I don’t really know coffee. Once I asked for the geisha coffee but couldn’t remember the name … so I asked for concubine. ha ha ha. It took the guy a few seconds to realize what this little old Chinese woman is asking -:)))

Good Columbian coffee!

Aug 11 2017


Central Park on a wonderful the summer evening.  IMG_9663IMG_9637IMG_9645


Aug 6 2017

Elaine’s Asian Bistro & Grill

8 Bond St, Ste 3
Great Neck, NY 11021
(516) 829-8883

It’s been a long time since I last visited it. In 1990s it was Red Camellia (红山茶) run by a lady from Kunming. Before her it was Chopstick (?). Not sure Elaine’s was immediately after her. It recently changed hand and their liquor license is pending approval. Tonight, we dined without wine, which sucks. An elder couple left upon learning no liquor situation. BYOB is allowed but we only learned after sat down. Their service and food are good. The decor is fine. On a Sunday evening, they’re doing pretty good business.

They’re perhaps, one of the handful few in New York uses thin crepe for Beijing Duck – as I despise, really despise all others that use bread for the duck – they should be shot. Call ahead because it needs an hour to prepare.

The fish head is really good. The pickled veggie fish soup although is not bad but I found it a bit too sweet for my taste – maybe it’s just my brain is too sugared up, ha ha ha. The bacon and bean-curd is too plain.  The appetizer sweet ribs (I got it for to-go) is ok. They’ve two sets of menu, one for Chinese. The mango sherbet is good – they sell bindi desserts, which is for a change, a good change! The bird’s nest soup (sweet) is good too.

Street parking or the parking lot which is diagonally on the opposite of street.


Aug 5 2017

Olde Heritage Tavern

12 Housatonic St # 201,
Lenox, MA 01240

Rocking chair, decent food, nice wine glass, but SLOW service. Oh boy. It’s Saturday and they have only one girl working outside. We were thinking to go to Cork n’ Hearth again didn’t want to spend a lot of time, so picked this one.

Many restaurants close after 2:30 in Lenox, even on Saturday. Oh well.