The Lemon Ice King of Corona

   While you happen to be in Corona at Parkside (next to the Park), you must stop into the Lemon Ice King.  Its almost required.  
   For a bit of history, "The Benfaremo family have been making Italian ices for over 60 years. Started by his father, Nicola, Peter Benfaremo, "the King" made Italian ices into an art form. Squeezing cases of lemons and oranges to get the true taste in his production and all our flavors have real fruit pieces in them from blueberry to watermelon.  The Lemon Ice King of Corona has been recognized as the standard for Italian ices. It has received award of distinction form Zagat and also featured in numerous magazines as a must place to visit."
    Today they are still glad to hear "You are still the one."
   There is even a song, "Ode to the Lemon Ice King."  No, I will not sing it, but I will link you to it if you want to see for yourselves at www.thelemonicekingofcorona.com/ode-to-the-lemon-ice-king.cfm.  
Its worth the trip, just for ices!   

Lemon, Cherry & Blueberry?

London Lennie's

Ok, time for some fish, and London Lennies is the place to go for fish in Queens. Owned and operated by the Barnes Family since 1959, London Lennie’s has evolved from a quintessential fish-n’-chips shop to the premier seafood restaurant in Queens.  Celebrating its 50th Anniversary this year, London Lennie’s is known for its fresh, local seafood selected daily at the world-famous Fulton Fish Market.  A major plus at a seafood restaurant where you don't want old fish.
   They have a lobster menu which includes lobsters from 1 1/4 lbs to over 4 lbs, prepared any way you want.  Their specials include soft shell crabs, oven roasted whole bronzini, Canadian halibut and lobster & lotte (baked in a cream sauce and puff pastry).  My favorite.  
   That is only the beginning of what kind of seafood you can have there and how they will prepare it.  But, for you land lovers out there, you can get a well-prepared steak, (rib-eye or filet mignon, roasted chicken, steak chimmichuri or a burger.  
   This is the place you want to be for seafood in Queens.  And if you would like a hint, order everything off the appetizer menu!  The chowders and dumplings are unbelievable, the raw bar is cold and fresh,  and the fried calamari and fish tacos to die for.  Go.  You will love it. 

Pasta and Seafood in a light cream sauce.