January 28, 2008

Umamiventure #6: Jackson Diner

by Kayoko Akabori

Trekked out to Jackson Heights on Saturday for our monthly Umamiventure- a food field trip that we take to cult-following foodie places all around the 5 boroughs (that the DOH wouldn’t necessarily recommend). After all the hoo-hawing about the Indian food at Jackson Diner, I thought that this would be a good opportunity to check […]

November 18, 2007

Best Seafood in Queens

by Aya Ogawa

Friday was Astoria exploration day. After hitting P.S. 1 for a rooftop performance by Min Tanaka (which was more about the 4 or 5 photographers who were making so much noise throughout) Ryo guided us into her ‘hood. It was already nighttime dark at 6pm, and very chilly, so I was hugely relieved when we […]

November 11, 2007

Umamiventure Report: Sripraphai Thai Restaurant

by Aya Ogawa

UmamiVenture Archives:Taste of Jackson Heights – 10/07Red Hook Ball Fields – 06/07Ocean Jewel Restaurant – 06/07

October 5, 2007

Authentic Indonesian Food

by Moto Yamamoto

I was taken to Queens last night. I haven’t left the island since I moved back, so it was quite an excursion. Subway ride to Elmhurst, and Minangasli restaurant was right there. I went there with my friend Tonny, who is from Bali, and he insisted we had to go there to experience true Indonesian […]

September 30, 2007

Taste of Jackson Heights

by Erin Gleeson

Taste of Jackson Heights was last weekend and some of us went on a little Umamiventure to Queens on Saturday afternoon. After attending “Taste of Times Square” and “Taste of the Village” in recent years, I have to say I like how they do it in the Heights! Very low key. Only about 8 restaurants […]

August 28, 2007

This Just Can’t Be Summer Love

by Kayoko Akabori

Summer’s over for the both of usThat doesn’t mean we should give up on loveYou’re the one I’ve been thinking ofAnd I knew the day I met you you’d be the ooooooone…– Justin Timberlake Ok, so it’s a bit premature to say that summer is over, but here’s a post to remind you that the […]

June 7, 2007

Umamiventure: Ocean Jewel Restaurant

by Kayoko Akabori

A few weeks ago, we ventured on our first official Umami Mart field trip, which I hope we can organize once a month. The idea is to get people in the area, UM contributors and local eaters, to travel far and wide (an outer borough, OH MY!) for infamous eats. In the five years I […]