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Great Restaurants Near MacArthur Airport

Posted On: August 30, 2013

Great Restaurants Near MacArthur Airport

 

Air Travel can be stressful, tiring and taxing.   Delays, cramped seating, altitude shifts and a multitude of other inconveniences usually highlight the negative side of flying but the hands down worst thing most complained about by airline passengers is the food.  Airplane food is terrible.   Even if you’re starving the selections offered during flight are rarely an option even for the heartiest of eaters (this is in part the reason many airlines have done away with the customary mid-flight meal).  So when you land after that long tiring flight, your most likely groggy, cranky and famished, that’s why we have put together this little guide of good places to eat near popular airports.  Hear are three amazing eateries near long island’s MacArthur airport.

 

Thai Angel.  Thai Angel located at 1812 Veterans Hwy. in Islandia.  Thai Angel is beautiful and traditional in both its ambiance and fare.  Artful South-east Asian décor highlights their gorgeous dining room and imparts a feeling of tranquility and peace.  The food is phenomenal.   In traditional Thai cooking the five main flavors are salty, sweet, sour, bitter and hot, all of these elements are represented by fresh and simple ingredients that are used in different proportions to produce a wide range of savory and delicious dishes.  If you like Thai food (and even if you don’t) Thai Angel is not to be missed.

 

Takara Japanese Restaurant.  Chef and owner Sho San is dedicated to offering only the freshest and best sushi and sashimi selections to his patrons.   The décor is simple and traditional but Takara shines when it comes to chef Sho San’s incredible sushi menu.  Open 7 days a week and operated by the proud owner the service and food at Takara is second to none.  The freshest ingredients, inviting atmosphere and accommodating staff make this a haven for weary airline travelers.

                                                                             

Ghost Chili Mexican Grill.  Home of the Ghost Chili Challenge, for those of you who don’t know the ghost chili is the hottest chili known to man, its level of potency is just below common pepper spray.  The challenge is to consume a burrito made with their signature ghost chili salsa in under ten minutes with no drink and wait 5 minutes after to endure the after burn.  Winners get their teary-eyed picture put on the wall and a free ghost chili T-shirt.  In additional to this unique challenge (due to the potency of the ghost chili it is hard to find a restaurant that will serve them) the food here is excellent.  A true burrito bar but with tons of options to build your own spicy masterpiece, Ghost Chili Mexican Grill is a cut above its contemporaries.  If you like spicy Mexican food check out this growing franchise. 

 

All Star Limousine is a Long Island, New York based company with an extensive global reach; we provide expert Wedding, Special Event and Executive Travel services throughout the Tri-State area and the world. We have over 30 years of experience in the travel industry; our attention to detail, 2013 top-of-the-line vehicles and professional trained Chauffeurs set us apart from the rest!

by Jarrad Kulick

                                                                  

 

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Debra Basini: Mother of the Bride

Posted On: August 30, 2013

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The U.S. Open

Posted On: August 29, 2013

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The Cutting Edge

Posted On: August 29, 2013

The Cutting Edge


 

 

We live in an age where technology is advancing faster and faster.  Very few of us can afford to stay on the technological cutting edge because as soon as we buy the new I phone apple is already talking about the next one.  It is also not simply a matter of having the means to afford the latest and greatest, it also comes down to being “In the know”, you cant go out and procure something if you or your department isn’t even aware that it exists.  Staying on that edge requires many things; knowledge, awareness and capital being chief amongst them.

 

Be in the know.  Stay on top of the rapid changes taking place in your field.  This is relatively simple; read, socialize, talk to peers and friends and others in similar industries to keep your self up to date on the latest technological advancements.  One of the easiest things to do is use that great thing we all love called the Internet.  Information is literally at your fingertips in the virtual world.  Google it, plug your questions into yahoo, it may take a few moments to sift thru the plethora of information but some basic cross referencing should get you the answers to most questions.

 

Use you head.  Most of us see something with a big price tag and think “O that must be better then this that costs half the price” while sometimes this may be true other times its just a clever marketing ploy.  Again this goes back to research, do your homework, talk to people make sure that what your looking at will do exactly what you need and make sure that it will do it better then the thing right next to it on the shelf that costs 50% less.

 

Finally this brings me to the dreaded third requirement for staying on top of technology, money.  Yes unfortunately things cost money and usually the better something is the more it costs (see above because that is not always the case).  Be smart about your spending, most procurement departments look to buy everything they need for the cheapest price possible, please for the love of god do not operate that way.  Understandably it’s hard not too especially when there is so much uncertainty in regards to today’s economy, but find the medium between cheap and lavish, do some research and you have a good shot at staying on the cutting edge.

 

All Star Limousine Worldwide makes every attempt to stay technologically savvy and make sure that all of our vehicles are equipped with only the latest technologies.  Each of our departments has at least one dedicated individual whose responsibility is to keep an eye out for any advancements related to their particular field (this is especially relevant when it comes to marketing if your still looking at print and magazines to spread the word about your company it may be time to familiarize yourself with out good friend Google).   All Star offers only the latest and best for our clients when it comes to reservations, billing technology, tracking, GPS and dispatching software.  These are only a few of the things that allow us as a company to extend prefect service to our customers.

 

All Star Limousine is a Long Island, New York based company with an extensive global reach; we provide expert Wedding, Special Event and Executive Travel services throughout the Tri-State area and the world. We have over 30 years of experience in the travel industry; our attention to detail, 2013 top-of-the-line vehicles and professional trained Chauffeurs set us apart from the rest!

by Jarrad Kulick

 

 

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An Executive Car Service For Executives

Posted On: August 28, 2013

An Executive Car Service For Executives


 

Using an executive car service has countless benefits for the on-the-go business professional.  In business time is money, that’s a fact, any wasted moment equates to dollars lost, especially when you are operating in a high-end, heavily populated and fast-paced area like New York City or its suburbs. To be late for that sales presentation that business meeting or that networking event just won’t fly for most of New York’s professionals.  And in all honestly it shouldn’t, to be late is not acceptable no matter what the excuse, after all every one else was able to make it on time.  This is one area where having a reliable, punctual and professional executive car service becomes invaluable.

 

To consider traffic conditions, the best route to a new place, or accounting for all the possible problems and unforeseen delays one may encounter in every day travel thru the Greater Metropolitan area is just not possible for most executives.   Any businessperson doing their job is going to have a million and one things on their mind already, for them to consider and calculate ground logistics is just ridiculous.  A proper executive car service alleviates that stress and will get you to your event or meeting on time and in style, safely and with no worry, it may even offer a few last minute moments to prepare for that vital sales presentation or that pivotal marketing event. 

 

Any good New York executive car service is not going to be cheap (if it is its not an executive car service then that’s not a company you want to rely on when it comes to business meetings) and is unfortunately not affordable for everyone.  But with the rising gas prices and the cost of owning a car these days an executive car service can be a great alternative for many.  All Star Limousine attempts to keep their pricing as reasonable as possible so as to make us as accessible as possible.  We specialize in high-end corporate transportation and we think we have come very close to perfecting the art of efficient ground logistics in an area with a high population density.  Let us do the worrying for you; you have enough on your mind already.  We are on time every time and when we pick you up we wont let you down!

 

All Star Limousine is a Long Island, New York based company with an extensive global reach; we provide expert Wedding, Special Event and Executive Travel services throughout the Tri-State area and the world. We have over 30 years of experience in the travel industry; our attention to detail, 2013 top-of-the-line vehicles and professional trained Chauffeurs set us apart from the rest!

by Jarrad Kulick


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The U.S Open

Posted On: August 27, 2013

The U.S. Open Begins


 

August 26th 2013 through September 9th 2013 showcases this years United States Open Tennis Championships at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center at Flushing Meadows-Corona Park in Queens, New York City.  The U.S. Open is the fourth and final hard-court tennis tournament comprising the Grand Slam, the other three being Wimbledon, the Australian Open and the French Open.  The U.S. open is the modern incarnation of the world’s oldest tennis championship, the U.S. National Championship first established in 1881.

 

Originally titled the U.S National Singles Championship for Men the tournament was held in Newport Rhode Island.  It was not until 1915 that the Tennis Championship match was brought too Queens NY.  In 1968 the US Open became what we know today after 5 separate events (women’s singles, women’s doubles, men’s doubles, mixed doubles and the original men’s singles) were combined into one.

 

Since that time technology and politics have made many changes and the US Open Tennis Championship has evolved into one of the most anticipated and watched sporting events in the world.  Currently sponsored by JP Morgan Chase the U.S. Open is owned and organized by the USTA which is a non-profit agency.  The proceeds from high-ticket prices are used to promote the development of tennis in the United States.

 

Tennis today is not about one man dominating the better part of a decade.  The days of Federer and McEnroe finishing off consecutive titles are behind us.  On the fast, hard courts of Flushing Meadows one needs to be versatile, aggressive, in top physical condition to be able to handle the deep game and be able to counter many tennis styles and offensive tactics.  The top three players today are Djokovic, Nadal and Murray and all are built to hammer out victories by tracking shots and working the baseline.  Murray seems to be the favorite due to his versatility and offensive mindset, but only time will tell as this years U.S. Open commences.

 

Always promising to be a memorial event this year’s U.S Open commences on August 26th.  Transportation can be provided by host airline Emirates airlines, the always-reliable LIRR and of course All Star Limousine and All Star Limousine Worldwide.  For tickets and scheduling check out www.usopen.org.

 

All Star Limousine is a Long Island, New York based company with an extensive global reach; we provide expert Wedding, Special Event and Executive Travel services throughout the Tri-State area and the world. We have over 30 years of experience in the travel industry; our attention to detail, 2013 top-of-the-line vehicles and professional trained Chauffeurs set us apart from the rest!

by Jarrad Kulick

 

 

 

 

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Long Island Spirits Whisky on the Hudson

Posted On: August 26, 2013

Long Island Spirits Debuts Whisky on the Hudson


 

Love the North Fork but not a big wine drinker?  Check out Long Island Spirits next time your out east.  Long Island Spirits is home of LiV Vodka, long islands own original vodka, distilled and poured at their distillery and tasting room located at 2182 Sound ave. Baiting Hollow, NY 11933.  Long Island Spirits also features over 200 of the world’s finest whiskies and scotch single malts, including Pine Barrens American Single Malt Whisky, Rough Rider Straight Bourbon Whisky and Rough Rider Bull Moose Three Barrel Rye Whisky.

 

The Tasting room at Long Island Spirits is open 7 days a week and tours can be arranged Monday-Friday by appointment, on the weekends feel free to just drop on by.  Aside from offering a premium vintage Long Island Spirits, founded in 2007, is the first distillery located on Long Island since the 1800’s and is completely unique in that respect.  It is surrounded by over 5,000 acres of potato farms and located in the heart of long islands wine region.  Although only recently founded the land here has been cultivated and cared for for over a century by hard working and experienced potato farmers, this virtually guarantees a premium and delectable spirit.

 

Recently Long Island Spirits has partnered with Manhattan cruise lines to offer a truly unique experience with Whisky on the Hudson.  This is an incredible night that will showcase some of Long Island Spirit’s finest whiskies while cruising around the Hudson under the glow of beautiful Manhattan.  The Whisky Guild will be in attendance, and some of the world’s foremost experts, distillers and brand ambassadors will be on board to help guide you through the sampling of their spirits.  This is an event not to be missed and will include a gourmet dinner, a special master class hosted by some of the most gifted individuals in the whisky industry, and of course the best whiskies in the world.

 

All Star Limousine is a Long Island, New York based company with an extensive global reach; we provide expert Wedding, Special Event and Executive Travel services throughout the Tri-State area and the world. We have over 30 years of experience in the travel industry; our attention to detail, 2013 top-of-the-line vehicles and professional trained Chauffeurs set us apart from the rest!

by Jarrad Kulick

 

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Great Restaurants Near New York's LaGuardia International Airport

Posted On: August 23, 2013

Great Restaurants Near LaGuardia International Airport


 

LaGuardia International airport is a major commuter hub located in the NY metropolitan area.   With over a dozen airlines carrying tens of thousands of passengers daily the queens area surrounding LGA can get a little congested.  No one wants to fight gridlock looking for a reputable place to eat only to be tired and hungry and end up with an over cooked steak or chewy calamari.  In the interest of ravenous jet setters everywhere here are three top notch restaurants located within 15 minuets of LaGuardia airport.

 

5 Napkin Burger in Astoria.  If you haven’t experienced the 5 Napkin Burger chain yet you are seriously missing out.  The restaurant gets its name from the monstrous signature burgers they serve and it is well earned.  Primarily serving American cuisine 5 napkins offers a Varity of dishes from around the world including several unique burgers that are exclusive to this Avant-guard burger chain.  Serving an a la carte brunch on Saturday and Sunday 5 Napkin Burger in Astoria-Queens is located less then 4 miles from LGA.

 

Uncle Jacks Steakhouse.  Uncle Jacks is just about 10 miles from LaGuardia Airport and it’s claim as “The Best Steakhouse in New York” is not too far off.  Now given there are some dynamite steakhouses in the NY metro area but Uncle Jacks is certainly a contender.  Uncle Jacks boasts several locations but the original was founded in the early 1930’s and was titled simply Jack’s.   Their mantra is “Where superior quality and obsessive dedication to craft are the norm”.  With an impressive wine menu and the finest USDA Prime Beef Uncle Jacks is a steakhouse not to be missed.

 

Trattoria L’incontro Italian is the go too Italian restaurant near LaGuardia airport.  Located only three miles from LGA Trattoria L’incontro is the perfect place to stop in after a long flight, whether you just want to have a nice glass of wine at the wine bar or you are looking for some fine Italian dining.   Hand painted murals and an open brick over lend this establishment an air of tradition and comfort and this feeling is also reflected in their vast and somewhat unique menu.  A variety of brick over pizzas are offered at Trattoria L’inconto as well as some very interesting creations (including a brick oven pizza stuffed with chocolate).  Trattoria also offers the type of cuisine you would expect from a restaurant known for its fine dining dishes such as fried calamari, muscles in white sauce and grilled octopus are some of the more popular choices on the menu.

 

 All Star Limousine is a Long Island, New York based company with an extensive global reach; we provide expert Wedding, Special Event and Executive Travel services throughout the Tri-State area and the world. We have over 30 years of experience in the travel industry; our attention to detail, 2013 top-of-the-line vehicles and professional trained Chauffeurs set us apart from the rest!

by Jarrad Kulick


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