Nov 12 2017

Stew Leonard’s Wine & Spirits

221 Glen Cove Rd
Carle Place, NY 11514

One of the 6 wine shops under the same name but they operate independently. The skipper was a Summerlier in a restaurant and turned to retail now. He said, his shop has 6 Summerliers. I’m wondering why. The certificate is uber difficult to obtain and yet, he’s six of them. Or there are other ways to become one.

We tried these wines – Cava led off. and the Zinfandel was pretty good. In the corner I saw those jars – anyone still remember the Callo’s in the 1980s? America has come a long way on wine.



Nov 11 2017


Nov 11 2017

Ravagh Persian Grill

210 Mineola Ave
Roslyn Heights, NY 11577

Will return.
Clean decor.
Love the chairs.
LOVE their rice
Great service.
Good utensil and tableware (except one is chipped…)
Their food do not blow you away right off the bite but it leaves room for you to savor.
Spacious bathroom – pls the patrons, when you raise your moth, make sure you raise the sink too. It’s disgusting to leave stuff in the sink.

They’re right off LIE 495, in a former diner (?), sharing the lot with Int’l Food and an Animal hospital.

We went bit early … so shared the room with kids, crying toddlers – I got spoiled by my kids who never cried. Oh I drugged them all the time. Oh well.

Their Pinot nior tastes better than Shiraz. The corkage fee is $15


Nov 5 2017


The name changer: the same location has always been a restaurant just under different names.

Element opened 2 months again, is pretty good: will return.

The bathroom is spacious and clean but no hanger for handbag.

It can get very hot due to the building system – not their fault – … which is one of my long standing complain about waste in USA: no need to heat the house like equator in the winter and North Pole in the summer – people could live with a sweater in the winter. If they think they need a Hawaii short in December, they should move to Hawaii or have their head examined. (phew … feel good to let that out … ha ha ha)

Food, are good. Service is good (even more wine glasses are different for the same wine). Good utensils. The sauce for fried calamari is way too sweet but calamari is tender.

The rustic decor is nice but many the wood paneling is unfinished that sticks.


Nov 2 2017

Ku-Shiang Taiwanese restaurant

13540 39th Ave
Flushing, NY 11354

I stopped by for a quick lunch. Ordered their hot green pepper and beef over rice. The taste is fine but the pepper is bit too spice – for someone who can really chew down spice and hot. The beef is too chewy. The half tea egg is good. The service is so so. Probably won’t return.

Oct 28 2017

Foliage yellow


Oct 14 2017

Chun Fook Funeral Services, Tam

13435 Northern Blvd,
Flushing, NY 11354

I’ve been going there for more than two decades. If it not ten at least 8 or 9 times. Today is for a 101.5 years old grandma.
Many employees seem to stay long. The orchards add cheer to the place – hope they’re real. Good service if not a little rushed – perhaps they’re too skilled. I always see the broken seams of their black jacket – white shirts.

The red blanket is a really nice touch: mom used to tuck kids in now kids tuck mom in, as she’s leaving on her journey. Have a good trip to eternity, and rest in peace.

Mom tucks kids in … now kids tuck mom in as she leaves on her next journey, to eternity. RIP 小时侯妈妈给孩子掖被子 现在妈妈要上路了 孩子们给妈妈盖好被子 温馨 一路好走 [玫瑰]

This isn’t the place for this but couldn’t help it – I personally think tree or ocean burial is the way to go, helping the environment, the world and our children.


Have lunch at Good Kitchen

Oct 14 2017

Good Kitchen Dong Yifeng

13529 37th Avenue,
Flushing, NY 11354
(718) 886-8233

Been going there, from time to time for more than a facade. Very average. Fried rice is very light. The service isn’t too good. I never understand the Chinese kitchen: they just pile the food onto your table. This time after one hour of waiting. Don’t they ever know to slow down, make the presentation a bit more appetizing? Or those are low budget … Bath room is spacious and cleaner than my last time there but …

Street parking or at garage @ 37-20 Prince Street, around the corner.


Oct 14 2017

Flushing skyline @ Prince Street

More buildings are going up, the skyline is in constant change.

One Fulton Square. On 39th Avenue, from Prince Street, looking over Main St and Queens Crossing


On Prince St, looking over Roosevelt Ave

On Prince St, @ 37th Avenue, looking out to Main St. @ from 35th Avenue looking over to Northern Blvd.


Oct 14 2017

New York foliage

… and Taro cake $1 and $2.5