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Sunday, February 1, 2015

Best of Sietsema

From a July 2008 review of Cedars Meat House:

"Picking up people along the way, my crew and I propelled across the Queensboro Bridge, singing Simon & Garfunkel's "Feelin' Groovy"—which references the same bridge, of course. Descending onto Queens Boulevard, we took the difficult illegal left onto Northern Boulevard, and soon found ourselves in a region of Middle Eastern hookah parlors, Egyptian seafood restaurants, and Bosniak (Bosnian Muslim) butchers. Cedars turned out to be a very brightly lit grocery, grill, and halal-meat market, with the kebabs marshaled in a glass case right inside the front door, as plumes of white smoke shot up from a gas-fired grill in the background, attended by a wise-cracking guy who charmed the pants off us immediately."