Wednesday, October 2, 2013
My buddy Chris moved recently. As he streamlined his move I became the recipient of 96 small Ball jam jars. WIN!! These are the perfect size for my kimchee samples for tastings—2 oz each to be exact. I gave him a jar of my fermented Korean radish (kkakdugi) and a pack of my Hanguk Saffron to show my gratitude. Chris Faga is partner and owner of Blissville Kitchen, eponymous of its Long Island City neighborhood in Queens. On their menu they specialize in comfort foods, like Mac ‘n’ Cheese, hearty grilled sandwiches, house-smoke beef jerky and fine cheese platters. I can’t say enough about Chris’ cooking; there’s a bit of each borough in every bite. The next time you find yourself wandering through LIC, stop in for a bite. Forget that diet and enjoy a taste of Queens.