Great gastro dates
Want to charm a chowhound this Valentine's Day? Embark on one of these foodie dates to seal the deal.
Fri Feb 4 2011
Photograph: Paul Wagtouicz
Tung Shing House
The United Nations of Queens
There's no faster way to a food nerd's heart than a multiculti, continent-skipping eating tour of Queens.
Tung Shing House Known for Peking duck and pan-regional specialties served family-style, this Chinese spot is perfect for kicking off your melting-pot meal. Claim a pair of stools at the cute, curvy bar and order a few of the panfried pork dumplings ($5.95) or slivers of beef, bathed in a bright red, addictively spicy Szechuan peppercorn sauce ($14.95). Cool the fire with a mai tai ($6.95) and move along. 97-45 Queens Blvd between 64th Ave and 64th Rd, Rego Park, Queens (718-275-0038)
Bridies Bar and Grill Walk a few blocks south—down streets lined with lovely Tudor-style homes—and you'll end up on Woodhaven Boulevard, where massive Irish taverns wear their gold and green with pride. End your evening at sprawling pub Killarney's Cottage, which pours a perfectly pulled, creamy pint of Guinness for just $5. 63-28 Woodhaven Blvd at 63rd Rd, Rego Park, Queens (718-426-8580)