About David F.

40 year old foodie, Native NY'er, who happens to have a physical disability that requires me to use a wheelchair to get around.

Mojave – Astoria, Queens

Mojave – Astoria, Queens – December 15, 2016 Happy Holidays! This year, my coworkers and I had our annual holiday party at Mojave (pronounced Moh-hah-veh http://www.mojaveny.com/, 2016) in Astoria, Queens. This restaurant serves Southwestern cuisine in the heart of the popular Astoria food scene. The meal began with family-style appetizers: Guacamole in a molcajete (pronounced […]

Barriles – Jackson Heights, Queens

Barriles – Jackson Heights, Queens – December 2, 2016 I was skeptical about visiting Barriles (pronounced bahr-reel-ess, meaning barrels in Spanish). This sports bar / restaurant is a newer addition to Jackson Heights serving Colombian style food. Jackson Heights has so many Colombian restaurants that I was unsure if it would be any good. Let […]

Holey Cream – Hell’s Kitchen, Manhattan

Holey Cream – Hell’s Kitchen, Manhattan – November 25, 2016 I’ve had ice cream sandwiches made with cookies. I’ve had them made with macarons. But, a donut ice cream sandwich was something I had to try. After seeing Holey Cream (http://holeycreamnyc.com, 2016) make them on Cooking Channel’s Unique Sweets (http://www.cookingchanneltv.com/shows/unique-sweets.html, 2016), I made my way […]

Milestone in the New York Finger Lakes Region – November 12 – 15, 2016

Milestone in the New York Finger Lakes Region – November 12 – 15, 2016 This month, I reached a major milestone in my life. I turned 40! To celebrate, my husband and I spent a long weekend in New York State’s gorgeous Finger Lakes Region (http://www.fingerlakes.com/, 2016). This area of New York State is meaningful […]

The Disabled Foodie on Amy Oestreicher’s “Why Not Wednesday” – November 16, 2016

The Disabled Foodie on Amy Oestreicher’s “Why Not Wednesday” – November 16, 2016 An article I wrote is part of the Why Not Wednesday feature for Amy Oestreicher’s #LoveMyDetour movement, celebrating the “beautiful detours” that unite us all.  Read my article, and learn how I feel about my detour. Click here (https://amyoes.com/2016/11/16/david-detour/) to read the article. […]

Today’s Update to The Disabled Foodie: Guest Post by Amy Oestreicher

Today’s Update to The Disabled Foodie: Guest Post by Amy Oestreicher Just like I don’t let my disability hold me back from enjoying food and restaurants, my guest blogger, Amy Oestreicher, writes about how she does not let her disability hold her back from enjoying theater. An Open Letter to the Usher at the Theatre […]

Carla Hall’s Southern Kitchen – Cobble Hill, Brooklyn

Carla Hall’s Southern Kitchen – Cobble Hill, Brooklyn – October 29, 2016 Nashville Hot Chicken is one of the biggest food trends now. It is, “…a type of fried chicken that is a local specialty of Nashville, Tennessee, in the United States. In its typical preparation, it is a portion of breast, thigh, or wing […]

969 NYC Coffee – Jackson Heights, Queens

969 NYC Coffee – Jackson Heights, Queens – October 15, 2016 969 NYC Coffee is one of the newest additions to the burgeoning Jackson Heights food scene. This is not your standard coffee shop though. This is a Japanese coffee shop. 969 NYC Coffee not only sells coffee, but matcha (pronounced mah-cha, Japanese style green […]

Harvest Fest at the Queens Botanical Garden – Flushing, Queens

Harvest Fest at the Queens Botanical Garden – Flushing, Queens – October 16, 2016 Autumn is my favorite season. I thoroughly enjoy butternut and spaghetti squash, apples and cider, and yes, all things pumpkin. I love the vibrant colors of the changing leaves. So, I was excited to attend the Harvest Fest at the Queens […]