A new restaurant serving Indian-Mexican fusion cuisine expects to open on Vernon Boulevard by the end of January. Named DesiBowl, it will be located in the space formerly occupied by the Paris Health Cafe next to St. Mary’s Church. The owner is Sabiha, who is currently a manager at OptimEyes Vision in LIC, and she told us to envision an Indian-style Chipotle, with burritos, tacos, rice bowls, paratha rolls, and Indian sandwiches, whereby the consumer chooses the rice, meat, toppings, etc. The restaurant will be spice-friendly as well as have a kid-friendly menu. This will be Sabiha’s first time opening her own restaurant, though her family owns ten pizzerias in the city.
In addition, DesiBowl will operate as a bagel-cafe in the morning from 6-10:30am, offering NYC bagels hand-baked on premises with several booths to enjoy them in or take-out. Bagels, burritos, paratha rolls – Happy New Year LIC!
//WHILE we’re on the subject of the new year, in 2018 we continue our pledge to provide you the readers of LICtalk, with the best local source of what really matters in Long Island City. Even better, we have hired some new photographers like Annie Liebovitz and Weegee Jr. to add some depth and pizzazz forward. One thing we won’t be doing is repackaging press releases augmented with overly stale background info. Ok, every so often we might just do that – I get two mulligans per round. Nor will we write a story and feign originality by not attributing the story idea to the source of the scoop, ever! Of course we will in no way halt our didactic and punctilious tone, even if it halves our readership from two to one (luv ya mom). So thank you for your continued viewing, and stay tuned…
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