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Ha’s is a vegetarian Chinese restaurant from the crew behind The Queens Kickshaw, bringing some spicy, complex, primarily Sichuan-derived cooking to Astoria. The food program was also inspired by the familiar flavors and formats of American-Chinese cuisine.



Eric Simpson is an east coast native who has been a chef in New York City for over a decade, running kitchens for chefs including Paul Liebrandt (Corton; The Elm) and Missy Robbins (Lilia). Outside of the kitchen, Eric is a lover of cats and cycling.


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The NYC Hit List: The Best New Restaurants In NYC
(The Infatuation, 2/5/18)

Wondering where you should be eating in New York City right now? You’re in the right place. The Infatuation Hit List is your guide to the city’s best new restaurants.

And when we say “best new restaurants,” we mean it. Because we’ve tried every single one of these places - and we’ve also left off countless spots that simply aren’t as worthy of your time and money.

The Hit List is our record of every restaurant that’s opened in the past year that we’d highly recommend you try.


13 Excellent Things to Eat, Drink, and Do in New York City This February
(Grub Street, 2/1/18)

Every month in New York, there’s a bewildering number of new dishes to eat, drinks to imbibe, and food-themed events to attend. Often, the hardest part is just figuring out what’s really worth your limited time. So Grub kicks off each month with a curated collection of dishes, drinks, and events that should absolutely be on your agenda. Make your plans now


(Thrillist, 2/5/18)

It goes without saying (but we’ll say it, ‘cause it feels good): New York City is one of, if not the greatest place in the world to eat a meal. And in a city overrun with food options, your biggest mistake would be winging it. 

So here's an always-updated look at the best restaurants in New York right now.


The Hottest Restaurants in Queens Right Now
(Eater, 2/2/18)

It's time to update the Queens Heatmap, a guide to new and recently reviewed restaurants in the mighty borough of Queens. Here are the places that the critics, bloggers, and restaurant obsessives are buzzing about right now.


Celebrate the End of 2017 at These 13 New Restaurants
(Tasting Table, 12/18/17)


Astoria's Hip Queens Kickshaw Reopens as Ha's Chinese
(Zagat, 12/6/17)