हिमाली स्वरहरु – 2nd Momo Crawl on Sunday, May 19th. 1:30pm.Jackson Heights

2nd Momo Crawl on Sunday, May 19th. 1:30pm.Jackson Heights

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Momo Crawl on Sunday, May 19th. 1:30pm. 

This must be done. 

With the opening of Friends Cafe last week, there are now 19 places serving momos in the Little India vicinity of Jackson Heights. These Himalayan dumplings quietly have become the most popular dish in Queens.

To celebrate this influx of Himalayans to the area, I am organizing my 2nd Momo Crawl. This population of Tibetans, Nepalese, and the surrounding cultures have had such a positive effect on our area, I want to be strong in welcoming new immigrants to New York City. These entrepreneurs of our area, these locals who have the courage not to open up a Subway, need our support. That’s what this is about. Also, expression. 

Last year we kept it to 30 people because of space limitations, but this year we have use of the Jackson Heights Diversity Plaza and are now aiming for MASSIVE – This crawl is expected to have 100-125 attendees. 

Meeting place: Jackson Heights Plaza (37th Rd between 74th Street and Broadway, or 7301 37th Rd, Jackson Heights, Queens)

At the meeting point, attendees will be given a map of the area in exchange for 2 bills of any denomination they choose. These maps will be stamped at each location, and will assist us to pick a winner at the end of the crawl. Thewinner will be presented with a giant momo trophy, which you should look for displayed somewhere on 37th Road by the end of next week. (see progress of momo trophy in the pictures linked). 

It’s a dream come true. 

You have permission to use pictures from this set for your publication: http://www.flickr.com/photos/orlick/collections/72157633442008074/

Query me any Questions,

I hope you can join us,
Jeff Orlick

and in case you didn’t know, I am the:

Creator and organizer of the Roosevelt Avenue Midnight Street Food Tour, Tastes of the World Tour, Real Pizza of New York app, Little India Insider app (defunct), Roosevelt Avenue Midnight Taco Crawl, The Ambassador Program (you will hear more about this in June), and Trick or Eat, among other events. Also, Co-producer of Woks and Lox and the Viva la Comida Festival.
I use the pseudonyms Jeffrey Tastes and the Queens Qustodian.
You can find me on Twitter Facebook Vine
If your editor needs legitimacy, my work has been featured in the Wall Street Journal, New York Times, NY Post, Daily News, Lonely Planet, Serious Eats, NHK-Japanese television, ABC’s The Chew, It’s Queens magazine, Queens Kronicle, and many other publications. My dad is keeps a scrap book. But all of that is secondary to making my own dreams come true. Your mentions help make it possible.momocrawl


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