Archive | December, 2005

Santini’s Pizza

30 Dec

Santini’s Pizza

Rating: ★★☆☆☆
Hunter Mountain, Hunter, New York 12442
(800) 486-8376
Price: $

Santini’s Pizza is located up on Hunter mountain on the Main Floor of the Lodge. They offer New York style piazza, veggie and meatball subs, and ice-cold beverages.

I had two slices of their original Pizza with an ice cold lemon tea. The ice tea wasn’t bad, but the same could not be said about their pizza. It tasted like frozen pizza out of a box and for $2.50 a slice it wasn’t good.

Skip Santini’s Pizza, if you can, and find a place to grab some food while your boarding away up in Hunter’s lodges.

Santini’s Pizza

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Ayhan’s Shish-kebab Mediterranean Restaurant

29 Dec

This venue is closed.

Rating: ★★★☆☆
1504 Old Country Road, Westbury NY, 11590
Website
(516) 883-9309
Price: $$
Hours:
Mon – Thu 11:00 am – 10 pm
Fri – Sat 11 am – 11 pm
Sun 11 am – 10 pm
Facebook // Foursquare

The Shish-kebab Mediterranean restaurant is a Middle Eastern/Turkish restaurant chain with multiple locations throughout the city. I went to their Westbury location out in Long Island. This branch had 2 entrances. I used the elevator entrance and had to walk across the entire restaurant get to the hostess. Then, I was placed on a waiting list for 15 minutes, even though the restaurant was quite empty with plenty of seats available. When I finally got seated at a table it wasn’t cleaned very well, there were large spots of pepper  powder left behind from the previous guests. The Food, however, was pleasantly better then their service. They offer a huge menu with a lot of options. 4 different menus: Lunch, dinner, takeout, and a weight loss diet menu for you weight conscious. They Serve a wide range of food from sandwiches, to soups and salads, kebabs, seafood, house specials, and of course appetizer all with a Turkish, Mediterranean or Middle Eastern style. A diverse line of Wines and alcoholic beverages are also available. Their Mediterranean cuisine features an exotic delicacies from Greece, Israel, Egypt and Turkey. Their food pyramid is renowned for its healthful qualities, and Ayhan’s incorporates this healthy philosophy into its main dishes. I had the Quick Chicken, which was the special for the day. It was a Chicken Style Kebab with a side of Greek slide, rice, peas, Mushrooms, and onions. I washed that down with a diet coke for a grand total of only $14.00 with Tip. Though there service was a bit bad, I would still recommend this place because of its unbelievable value.

Picnic Garden BBQ Buffet House

23 Dec

Picnic Garden BBQ Buffet House

Rating: ★★★☆☆
147-42 Northern Blvd, Flushing, NY 11354
Website
(718) 886-5050
Price: $$
Hours:
Mon – Sun 11 am – 11 pm
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Picnic Garden is an all-you-can-eat Korean BBQ joint. There is a buffet of prepared raw meat for you to grill at your table as well as a number of sides dishes such as rice, noodles, soups, dumpling, and much more.

Prices (as of 23 Dec 2005):
Lunch $7.95 person
Dinner $14.95 person
Weekends & Holidays – Lunch $9.95
Children under 10$4.95 M-F $5.95 Sat/Sun/Holiday

For $10 with a drink I had myself enough food to be stuffed for a week. I tired just about every single kind of meat they had. I enjoyed their beef most, but their chicken, sausages, pork, and seafood aren’t bad.

If you’re looking to try something new, and not too weight conscious then I would definitely recommend Picnic Garden BBQ Buffet House on Northern Blvd.

Picnic Garden BBQ Buffet House

Picnic Garden BBQ Buffet House

California Pizza Kitchen (CPK)

21 Dec
Rating: ★★★★☆
1256 Old Country Road, Westbury, NY 11590
Website
(516) 683-3338
Price: $$
Hours:
Mon-Thurs 11 am – 10 pm
Fri – Sat 11 am – 11 pm
Sun 11 am – 9 pm
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California Pizza Kitchen (CPK) offers wide selection of hearth-baked pizzas with flavors and taste from all around the world, as well as creative salads, Fresh Pastas, soups, sandwiches, appetizers, and deserts. CPK also offer a wide selection of Beverages from Cocktails to wines, beers, and specialty coffee and teas. Wines and Beers can be special paired to your meals by the hostess. They have over 180 locations around the world.

I went to their Westberry branch in Long Island and had their world famous original barbecue chicken Pizza, baked with Barbecue sauce, smoked Gouda and Mozzarella cheeses, BBQ Chicken, sliced red onions and cilantro. It provided a very rich taste that was extremely satisfying. The portions are generous and are enough to fill you up. I washed down my meal with an IBC Root Beer, bringing my grand total to $15.00 including a 17% tip.

Corner 28

20 Dec

Corner 28

Rating: ★★★☆☆
40-28 Main Street, Flushing, NY 11355
(718) 886-6628
Price: $$
Hours:
Mon 10 am – 12 am
Tue 7 am – 10 pm
Wed 2 pm – 12 am
Thu – Sat 9 am – 1 am
Sun 6 am – 11 pm
Nearest Transit:
Main Street (7)
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Corner 28 is a full service Chinese restaurant / cafe / market. They have a proper seating and take out section. They offer a wide selection of chicken (baked whole: plain, slated, dipped in soy sauce, BBQ wings), pork (roasted or BBQ grilled), ducked, curry squid, and much more.

I bought a dozen BBQ wings, half a baked chicken, and 1.5lbs of roasted pork. The food average at best and is nothing extraordinary. In terms of value, I felt that it wasn’t too bad. $4 for a dozen wings, $12 for 1.5 lbs of roasted pork, and $6 bucks for half a slated chicken. That’s 22 bucks for dinner that feeds four.

Corner 28

Corner 28

Corner 28

Corner 28

Corner 28

Corner 28