Foodie Buzz: Queens Hosts Two Restaurant Weeks

When it comes to New York's culinary scene, the outer boroughs tend to be forgotten, which is a pity: The iconic Peter Luger Steak House has been based in Brooklyn for what seems like centuries (actually, just since 1887), and Flatbush in Queens has a Chinatown to rival Manhattan's, complete with some of the best Sichuan cuisine in the northeast. 

Next month, Queens is promoting its own food heritage with two restaurant weeks in two neighborhoods, according to city website Gothamist. In Sunnyside (designed in the 1930s to look like an English village), Turkish, Irish, Thai and Nepalese restaurants will offer special dinner and lunch menus to show off the range of dishes available in town. Check it out from November 4 to 8. (

And in Forest Hills, gourmands can tour gastropubs and Italian restaurants from November 3 to 9. We hear Station House has a top craft beer list as well as old-fashioned comfort food that will keep visitors warm now that winter is here. 

Check out the details here and sound off below: Where are your favorite foodie hidden gems?