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RIDGEWOOD TIMES/Photos by Anthony Giudice
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Connolly's Corner serving some of their signature dishes.

Queens Restaurant Week took a bite out of Atlas Park earlier this week for its kickoff event.

Visitors brought their appetites, ready to get a helping of what the 12th Annual Queens Restaurant Week has to offer.

Several Queens restaurants came out to the Shops at Atlas Park handing out free samples, announcing their participation in this year’s event. From Oct. 12 to 29, most of the 200 registered restaurants will be offering a three-course prix fixe dinner for $28 and lunch for $14 as part of Restaurant Week.

This event was created to give diners the chance to try a new restaurant at a reduced priced.

“I think people wait until this time of year to try a new restaurant that they may never have eaten at before,” said Rob Mackay, director of public relations and director of Queens tourism for the Queens Economic Development Corporation. “It really is the best time to explore a new restaurant.”

The vendors at the kickoff event included Shiro of Japan, Vintage Curry, Christos Steak House, Connolly’s Corner and Queens Brewery, which was named the official beer of Queens Restaurant Week.

Connolly’s Corner, located in Maspeth, is participating in its first Queens Restaurant Week and was serving some of their ribs, salmon, salads and other dishes. The full-service restaurant has a 100-person party room, an outdoor beer garden and sports bar.

“We are proud of our food here and we want everyone to try it,” said Bridget Criscuolo, general manager for Connolly’s Corner. “Some of our signature dishes are our Jameson chicken, Bailey Irish Cream salmon and we have the best wings in Queens, I’m confident to say that.”

Queens Brewery is entering its third Queens Restaurant Week and has recently moved their operation into Ridgewood from upstate New York.

“It makes a huge difference,” said Nelson Rockefeller, founder of Queens Brewery, of moving into Queens. “It definitely solidifies our brand. It will feel much more done once all of the construction is done.”

For more information on Queens Restaurant Week and the full list of participating restaurants, please visit the It’s In Queens website.

Some of the restaurants participating include:

The Astor Room
Zenon Taverna
Bartolinos Ristorante
La Rioja
Egyptian Coffee Shop
La Canela
Café via Espresso
La Canela Restaurant & Hookah Lounge
Cairo Grill & Seafood
Carioca Grill
Piatsa Souvlaki
Michael’s Restaurant
GANDHI INDIAN COUSINE
New York Dog House
Mokja Korean Eatery
Ignited Restaurant & Lounge
Bon Chon
La Fandi
Noisette Patisserie
Ponticello Ristorante
Christos Steak House
Piccola Venezia Italian Restaurant
Psari
Victory Garden Café
Stamatis Restaurant
Meet the Meat
Rocco’s Brick Oven Pizzeria
Nazca Restaurant
Kurry Qulture
Bareburger
Vivaldi Ristorante
Marbella Restaurant
Papazzio Restaurant
Villa Rustica
Donovan’s Grilled Tavern
Aperitif
Il Borgo
Gino’s Pizzeria
V I Pizza
Terrace Diner
Tequila Sunrise
Trattoria Thirty Five
AKIYAMA
7 Stars Diner
Piu Di Prima
Empanadas Café
Cafe 104
Pico Rico
Los Tres Potrillos
Tacos Mexico
Pollos a la brasa Don Alex
Lomazoyatl Deli Grocery
ORILLAS DE GUALACEO RESTAURANT
TROPICANA
Estrella Latina Restaurant
Cafe Rubio
Mexican Junction Restaurant
Aegea West Restaurant
Parkway Diner
Il Toscano
Las Delicias De La Casa
FABULOUS NEVADA DINER
Georgia Diner
Nusara Thai Kitchen
Boca Juniors Restaurant
El Gauchito
M&M Broadway Bakery
La Fusta Restaurant
My Uncle’s Steakhouse
El Guayaco’s restaurant
Sabor Latino
Five Brothers Kitchen and Cafe
Arturo’s
Puerto Madero SteakHouse
Piccolo Sogno
Magna Ristorante
Avli Little Greek Tavern
Pahal Zan Kosher Falafel
Alfredo’s Pizzeria
Sangria
Blazin’ Burgers & Rotisserie Chicken
Oneness-Fountain-Heart
La Vigna
El Pollo Inka Peru
Buenos Aires Tango Steak House
Matiz
The Family Restaurant
MoCA Asian Bistro
Thai Blvd
La Coya
Tuscan Hills
Tienda Vieja
Nikko Hibachi
Iguanas Mexican Cuisine
King Yum
Shiro of Japan
California Pizza Kitchen
Chili’s Restaurant
Zum Stammtisch
Mykonos Restaurant
TROPICAL FLAVORS
Uncle Peter’s Restaurant
Taqueria Coatzingo
La Pequeña Colombia
El Anzuelo Fino Restaurant 2
Cevicheria El Rey
Flor’s Deli & Grocery
Tradiciones Latinas Restaurant
Taqueria Coatzingo
Rey’s Pizza & Restaurant
El Chivito D’Oro
La Picada Azuaya
Jax Inn Diner
La Gran Uruguaya
Arepas Pues Mixtas
The Original American Chicken
El Toro Bravo
Sabor Guayaco
La Ruana Paisa
Tacos Al Suadero
Golden Crust Pizza & Grill
Delhi Heights
Indian Taj
Ebenezer Pizzeria
Retro Bar & Restaurant
Vintage Curry
Amina Thai
ITZ FIRE
Dragon Express
Kebab House
La Baraka
River View Restaurant
El Mariachi Restaurant and Bar
New Grand Buffet
Jora Restaurant & Bar
Jora Restaurant
Tequila Sunrise
Water’s Edge
Beija Flor
Hilton Garden Grill
Fushia
Alobar
COFFEED
Hibino
CONNOLLYS CORNER
Villa Erasmo
Sur Empanada Factory & Bakery
Las Bahias Restaurant
Vito’s Pizza & Italian Restaurant
Mama Lina
Buddy’s Kosher Delicatessen
Romeo’s Pizza and Pasta
Pa-Nash
Bridie’s Bar and Grill
Woodhaven House
Ben’s Best
Blacksea Fish & Grill
Shalimar Diner
Joe’s Restaurant
Thai Rock
Cuisine by Claudette
Pete’s Grill
Arriba Arriba Sunnyside
La Pollera Colorada
I Love Paraguay Restaurant
Restaurant Manantial
Mediterranean Grill
The Clinton Restaurant
Villaggio Ristorante
Due Ponti
Liola
Jägerhaus
Il Nocello
Whitestone Diner
Tasty Grill
Casa Asia
Takara Sushi
The Blvd
El Anzuelo Fino Restaurant
Maryann’s woodside
La Adelita Restaurant
Brooks 1890
Casanova Restaurant
Bear
Tasty Restaurant
Bliss 46
Juanita’s
Dish Restaurant
T & G Flavors

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