New York Magazine
Birria-Landia ROOSEVELT AVE., AT 78TH ST., JACKSON HEIGHTS
➽ NEW YORK’S BIRRIA-TACO CRAZE can be traced back to this trendsetting truck, where the Tijuana-by-way-of-L.A. style finds its apotheosis in a heady beef stew, meat-flecked consommé, and corn tortillas baptized in the chile-spiked jus before being warmed on the griddle. Evenings only.
Rolls Rice 40-46 MAIN ST., FLUSHING
➽ FORCED BY THE PANDEMIC to close his Singaporean restaurant Yummy Tummy, chef Richard Chan rallied with a quick-serve cheung-fun shop that recasts the Cantonese rice roll with the flavors of multiple Asian cuisines. Try a “destination creation” like Malaysian chicken curry or build your own with mix-and-match fillings, toppings, and sauces.
Tortas Neza ROOSEVELT AVE., NR. 108TH ST., CORONA
➽ IF YOU WANT TO MARK the occasion with a sandwich, it ought to be big and it ought to be special. Neza’s kitchen-sink torta, the Pumas, fits the bill: eggs, beans, chorizo, lettuce, tomato, hot sauce, mayo, avocado, jalapeño, headcheese, ham, queso, a hot dog, a chicken cutlet, and—believe it or not—gravity-defying balance.