Right down the block on 30th Avenue sits a special little slice of the south called Queens Comfort. It’s exactly what it sounds like: a heavy-on-the-cream-and-butter little piece of heaven right in my own backyard. We’ve been here before, more than once, but only for brunch never for dinner. So you can imagine my delight when the boys (both of them magical) wanted to do that last Friday night instead of our usual bar. It’s BYOB, so we brought our own B and ordered a variety of snacks and shared them. The beer we purchased was a pale ale in a can, something with a pig on it… anyone familiar with this particular can of beer?
This was grilled corn, covered in parmesan cheese and then drizzled with sriracha. We did not share this. This was for me only.
This is meatloaf Mac and Cheese, which is exactly what is sounds like. And it tastes like heaven. They also had a gouda mac and cheese, if you are a non-carnivorous being, I would recommend it.
These are disco tots, which were requested by the boys (both of them Jersey) which is where I think this type of tot must have originated because I’ve never heard of them. Please let me know if you are familiar with the actual origin of disco tots, I am curious.
I’ve saved the best for last. Because while the corn, the mac and cheese and the tots were simply incredible, these sweet and spicy wings were a revelation. I am a huge wing fan, I used to work in a wing bar and these are a huge head and broad shoulders above the rest. They were spicy and crunchy and yet somehow still tasted like dessert. They resembled, in fact, the only other dish I’ve ever had at Queens Comfort: the fried chicken and waffles (which is served with tabasco and maple butter… I’ll wait while you wipe the saliva from your lips.)
If you’re from the south, having a bad day or just don’t give two shakes about calories this is the only place you need. The service takes time, so don’t come here in a hurry and don’t try to order off the menu. It changes daily for a reason. Enjoy 🙂
5 responses to “Comfort Food in Queens, Ya’ll”
There is a place in Albany that has french fries with cheese and gravy (I’m assuming that’s what is on the disco tots?) which they call Disco Fries…it’s basically poutine (Canadian fries with gravy and cheese curd) but with shredded cheese instead of cheese curd. I don’t know where the name “disco” came from and when it stuck, though.
Great! Thank you so much for the info, I really appreciate it!
PS Tobacco and maple butter sounds pretty gross, but if you say so….
AHH… Typo-fail! Thanks for letting me know 🙂
Also, I’ve been given some other info via Facebook… the beer was Porkslap! It was tasty 🙂