Food Warriors: Ozone Park – Lefferts Blvd (Richmond Hill)
What is a Food Warrior? The Internets Celebrities have become the Food Warriors again for season two of their subterranean journey along NYC’s ‘A’ train line. Dallas and Rafi will again look to find the best places to eat when they exit the subway system, with the help of the people they encounter at that station. Democracy based dining done with the Internets Celebrities inimitable style. Come along for the ride.
Words from the Food Warrior’s themselves:
In this episode the station sign says Ozone Park, but the truth is we’ve landed in Richmond Hill, Queens. We’re way way out from Manhattan’s commercial districts and expensive real estate now, and that distance helps create this bustling immigrant neighborhood and protect it from encroachment.
The demographics here are a globe-spanning mix of the West and East Indies. Richmond Hill is called “Little Guyana” for the prevailing influence of that South American nation (a British colony until 1966), but the Caribbean islands (particularly Trinidad) and Indian subcontinent are in the mix as well.
The combination is literally delicious, and this area might be the richest for food options that we’ve seen so far. Trini Roti shops, Chinese-Guyanese hybrids, restaurants that sell clothes out front and do your taxes in the back. How are we ever going to leave this place?