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Title: March Food Group - Mi Estrella - A Chino-Latino Experience
Post by: Jeffsayyes on March 06, 2009, 07:56:19 PM
March's Food Group will be at Mi Estrella (formerly Grande Estrella)
88-19 Roosevelt Ave.
Jackson Heights, NY 11372

Should be very interesting... another stimulating atmosphere for the group.

The more people we get, the better sampling of food we can see. The space is pretty large, seems set up for families and large groups. The people working there seem serious about there business. I like that. Check out the other thread dealing with the topic  as linked below.

This was fusion before marketers created the word. Read about it below

Let me know if you are interested!

Most likely March 22nd at 6.15pm ... unless this doesn't work out for people who are interested. So let me know!

Links:
About Chino-Latino http://www.allacademic.com/meta/p_mla_apa_research_citation/1/1/4/5/1/p114518_index.html (http://www.allacademic.com/meta/p_mla_apa_research_citation/1/1/4/5/1/p114518_index.html)
Blog Review from C Tann http://ctannstarr.activerain.com/post/856937/mi-estrella (http://ctannstarr.activerain.com/post/856937/mi-estrella)
JHLife Thread on the subject http://www.jacksonheightslife.com/community/index.php?topic=1453.0 (http://www.jacksonheightslife.com/community/index.php?topic=1453.0)


Title: Re: March Food Group - Mi Estrella - A Chino-Latino Experience
Post by: judibean on March 08, 2009, 11:35:35 AM
We're looking forward to it!
Title: Re: March Food Group - Mi Estrella - A Chino-Latino Experience
Post by: sb103 on March 09, 2009, 04:26:11 PM
Sounds good... looking forward to it since i missed the last one.  :)
Title: Re: March Food Group - Mi Estrella - A Chino-Latino Experience
Post by: hunnybear on March 09, 2009, 08:04:09 PM
stopped by there today for a take out menu there are no prices! very weird!
Title: Re: March Food Group - Mi Estrella - A Chino-Latino Experience
Post by: Jeffsayyes on March 11, 2009, 08:11:44 PM
oh yeah, their takeout menu is totally nonchalant. First, there's no prices. Second, it has the name of the prior business. For some reason it's Mi Estrella now, not Grande Estrella. Taxes?
I think this will probably be a spin on what I'm used to.
Title: Re: March Food Group - Mi Estrella - A Chino-Latino Experience
Post by: erikubz on March 12, 2009, 08:17:28 AM
sounds good.  i should be there.  see ya then!
Title: Re: March Food Group - Mi Estrella - A Chino-Latino Experience
Post by: Karen on March 13, 2009, 01:44:29 PM
Is this open to anyone? I am new to JH and see lots of interesting places to eat, but sadly have no friends in the neighborhood. I would love to find out which restaurants are the best and try them out

I went to Sripithai in woodside a few eeks ago with a freind and we were perplexed by the hours-long liones formed outside a fast food place with a big chicken mascot on the corner of rooselvelt and 64th. Does anyone know what that is?
Title: Re: March Food Group - Mi Estrella - A Chino-Latino Experience
Post by: Chuckster on March 13, 2009, 04:57:43 PM
Karen, the monthly food group is open to anyone.  Here's a quote from Jeffsayyes, the JHL member that's been organizing the monthly group meetings:

The more people we get, the better sampling of food we can see.

The long line you and your friend witnessed was probably for Jolibee, a new fast food Filipino restaurant.  It opened recently, so that may explain the line.  Here's some more info on it:

Jolibee on Roosevelt Ave (http://www.jacksonheightslife.com/community/index.php?topic=2322.msg15825#msg15825)
Title: Re: March Food Group - Mi Estrella - A Chino-Latino Experience
Post by: Karen on March 13, 2009, 05:05:23 PM
OK, thanks. I think I will be able to go around 7.

Oh, Jolibee, it's a bee, not a chicken :)   that makes sense
Title: Re: March Food Group - Mi Estrella - A Chino-Latino Experience
Post by: Jeffsayyes on March 13, 2009, 06:16:58 PM
Karen - This is exactly why the group exists!
It's an issue going around in Jackson Heights it seems like... lots of great places to eat, but I think places to freshly meet people are limited. soooooo.... Come and meet some JHers!
Title: Re: March Food Group - Mi Estrella - A Chino-Latino Experience
Post by: mizjian on March 17, 2009, 08:29:55 PM
I will try my hardest to come too! I don't really know anyone in the neighborhood so it'd be nice to meet some new folks.
Title: Re: March Food Group - Mi Estrella - A Chino-Latino Experience
Post by: Jeffsayyes on March 20, 2009, 07:46:24 PM
Looking good - We have more than a few new people coming this week. Somehow people are finding me through my site. All Jackson heights people.
There is definitely a need in this neighborhood for making friends. Hopefully this is helping.

We will probably need to get a whole table at Mi Estrella - so more people the better, we won't run out of space. Plus, it should be a nice day, so hopefully no one will mind taking a short walk. Hope to see anyone who is interested there!
Title: Re: March Food Group - Mi Estrella - A Chino-Latino Experience
Post by: cmdeane on March 20, 2009, 08:51:57 PM
whatever! IM DOWN!
Title: Re: March Food Group - Mi Estrella - A Chino-Latino Experience
Post by: rachel on March 22, 2009, 02:33:44 PM
I think I am going to try to come tonight and bring 1 or 2 people.  Is it too late to join in?
Title: Re: March Food Group - Mi Estrella - A Chino-Latino Experience
Post by: Jeffsayyes on March 23, 2009, 06:10:18 PM
Thanks everyone for coming. We had our biggest group yet and we learned about an important part of our neighborhood. Look out for next month's coming soon.
Title: Re: March Food Group - Mi Estrella - A Chino-Latino Experience
Post by: toddg on March 23, 2009, 10:22:34 PM
Yummy much?
Title: Re: March Food Group - Mi Estrella - A Chino-Latino Experience
Post by: judibean on March 24, 2009, 12:29:48 PM
Yummy would not be how I would describe it, but the experience was worth it since we got to meet new folks!  I don't mind bonding over bad food...occasionally.  :laugh:  If you want to know more, check out the two Yelp reviews on it- mine and Jeff's (so far)- search for it under its old name La Grande Estrella.
Title: Re: March Food Group - Mi Estrella - A Chino-Latino Experience
Post by: sb103 on March 24, 2009, 01:15:04 PM
Hey everyone, The food wasn't great, but the company was! I enjoyed meeting the "new guys" and look forward to our next jaunt.
Title: Re: March Food Group - Mi Estrella - A Chino-Latino Experience
Post by: elyaqim on April 23, 2009, 11:08:58 PM
I forgot I hadn’t posted a link to the photographs. My pictures of the March dinner at Mi Estrella can be viewed in this album (http://www.facebook.com/album.php?aid=96872&id=510279107&l=5def54efe2) beginning with image number twelve. Anyone with a Facebook account should feel free to tag herself in the pictures.