souvlaki street cart On the corner of Ditmars Boulevard and 33rd Street most days.

These folks live quite near us. We always see them out on their balcony during their off hours. They live right down the street from their cart. I often see the grandmother (maybe she’s even the great-grandmother) pushing a shopping cart filled with kebabs up to the cart to restock it.

This place looks promising. Have been craving couscous lately.



moroccan mint tea from harissa in astoria, our new favorite spot.

Couldn’t agree more! Owner is Algerian and very sweet. And how can you argue with Balthazar baguettes and croissants and an open-face omelet with french fries in it?! It’s on 30th Ave just east of Ovelia, in a half-size shopfront, next to the watch-repair guy.

  1. Camera: Canon PowerShot S95
  2. Aperture: f/2
  3. Exposure: 1/30th
  4. Focal Length: 6mm