Friday, September 24, 2010

week 38: pasha

queens is:
a) the borough with the airport
b) where new york's token beer garden is
c) a little bit scary if you haven't a clue what you're doing
all of the above. 
no really, i can count the amount of times i've been to queens on one foot {well, maybe two foots and a nostril if you include laguardia trips}
it's something about the bridges and the q train and the striking similarities that it shares with the town near my home that my eye doctor's office is in that i've just never had a sensational desire to go. 
but then my friend danielle came along who is, i shit you not, the sam sifton of queens. and she was like 
come to astoria and eat bosnian burgers.
 they're the size of your ass.
she didn't say the ass part, but that's really the approximate size, i think, i hope. 
and so i smushed like a little baby sardine onto the q train {EEEEEEECK} and i deboarded somewhere somehow and then we {danielle, peter, nick, me} ate at
which is the bosnian burger center of the universe, apparently.
nick and i each got one.
and it's essentially what would happen if a schnitzel got with a spotted pig burger 
and then was garnished with creamy tangy cheese and roasted peppers and cozied up in a pita 
{read: a reeeeally flat lamby burger, i think there's beef in there too?}
it was insane and enough like an american burger to really have something to grasp onto, but different enough to make you want to go alllll the way to queens for it.
danielle got some sausagey thing that was essentially the burger in sausage shape. and peter got another smokey sausagey thing that was equally as scrumptious. 
but not ass-sized.
and the whole entire time, danielle was telling me about all of these different cuisines in queens that i've never even heard of. and i was all what the ef am i missing 
and she was all yeah, you haven't even had good uzbek-peruvian-azerbaijani fusion until you've had it in queens.
anyways, the burger was so big i couldn't finish it all. {that's a first} 
it was so good. and so cheap.
believe me when i say,
queens: it's what's for dinner.

take me to the queen, i've got 14 restaurants left.



pasha: don't eat lunch, and then take the n or q to 30th ave. 


reni said...

those ass-sized burgers look good!

Camilla Leila said...

you have no idea how much i love you right now.

damir is bosnian so i am crazy about bosnian food. first of all, i'm not the biggest fan of the burgers - i can't remember what they're called, only cause i don't like the white cheesy stuff.

BUT those little turd looking things.

they're called cevapcici (pronounced CHEVAPCHICHI)
and they're my heaven.
next time you're in bosnia, lemme know, i know a GREAT restaurant there. best i've ever had in any country - and i've had them in like 4 countries.

anyways, you're my favorite right now, i can't wait to show damir this post!!!!!!!

ching said...

oh wow. those are tasty!

Kara said...

Oh my goodness, I want to eat this so badly. Please buy me a plane ticket to Queens, STAT.

DT ~ RDH said...

it's early, and that looks like it would be a yum breakfast!

Will @ Bright.Bazaar said...

Queens is where Betty is from!

daisychain said...

holy crap that belongs in my tummy.

OneCraftyFox said...

I think you just might love food more than I do, lol!

Have a fantastic weekend :)

Dancing Branflake said...

They look so incredible! And I can't believe you only have 14 left. Crazy! What next?

christine, just bella said...

That little (okay, NOT little) turd burger looks amazing!!!!

Jude said...

Oh my, this post made me so hungry! I used to love Queens for the de-lish and cheap dim sum and Indian food (until I sadly moved away from my beloved NYC, sniff). Thanks so much for dropping by, I'm thrilled it led me to your lovely blog!

la petite coquine said...

I ended up in Queens during my first week alone in Manhattan, and avoided it for months after! Sounds like I was all wrong, or should have cozied up to someone who knew better!

Becca said...

Oh this looks yummy! Molly, you know how sometimes I like you but not the food? This looks like something that might taste pretty good. Yay!

Kenza Salem said...

i seriously thought those things only existed in my dreams.

Ginta said...

Love your blog! :)
This post reminded me about food I had in Montenegro (close to Bosnia so I guess it's the same :)) some months ago - so good and delicious!

city girl said...

I can't even remember the last time I was in Queens, haha! They do have some good restaurants though!

Barbara said...

yummy yummy!! :) wish to go there now

elle said...

You make me starving...without fail.

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