Had the butchers of Aaron’s Gourmet not been hired to prepare glatt kosher meats for delivery, they could perhaps have survived by manufacturing Russian matryoshka dolls—they have a knack for nesting. Supervised by Rabbi Israel Mayer Steinberg, Aaron's Gourmet's menu boasts many versions of poultries collapsed inside of each other, from turduckens—a hen inside of a duck inside of a turkey—to gooseduckenquails, a similar concoction that begins with a quail and ends with a goose. These creations join an encyclopedic list that includes exotic cuts of pheasant and oxtail, traditional slabs of Black Angus and smoked salmon, organic meats, and grass-fed roasts. Once Aaron’s processes an order, which can be made online, by fax, over the phone, or by smoke signal from an empty grill, the company generally ships the package overnight via UPS. Additionally, Aaron’s can cater for groups of up to 500 people, building holiday meals or barbecue-style cookouts from meats that can be prepared in American, Japanese, European, or Middle Eastern styles.
Almost a century ago, Lou G. Siegel founded his eponymous company and then migrated to the Garment District to feed its denizens with delicious kosher fare. The tradition of stacked deli sandwiches, matzo-ball soup, and gourmet entrees continues today through Lou G Siegel's catering commissary, which supplies events big and small with gourmet kosher meals, buffets, and à la carte items. Lou's Big Apple clients have included the New York Hilton, the New York Stock Exchange, and King Kong's going-away party, but its meals can also be shipped anywhere in the United States for travelers or to the doorsteps of hosts in need of traditional Shabbos or holiday dishes.
The family-run Astoria Sports Complex offers batting cages and indoor soccer, and has one of the largest fitness centers around. The facility got its start more than 30 years ago, when owner Steve Poliseno converted an abandoned ice house, purchased at auction, into the gigantic sports complex it is today. The most recent addition to the facility is a gigantic, Olympic-sized swimming pool, where kids can take lessons and prepare to be the Model U.N. delegate from Atlantis.
Boasting more than 20 years of experience, the accommodating staff at Cowgirl Catering supplies meetings and special events with gourmet hors d’oeuvres, entrees, and desserts. Morning business conferences and town meetings convened to ensure that the sun wakes up call for assorted breakfast sandwiches and bagels slathered with chive, vegetable, and lox cream-cheese spreads. Cowgirl Catering also delivers lunch and dinner spreads to hungry groups, rolling out feasts of hearty sandwiches, sushi rolls, large salads crowned with fresh vegetables, and hot entrees such as filet mignon and three-cheese lasagna.
Cuisine Type: Fresh, healthy meals; nothing processed
Handicap Accessible: Yes
Most popular offering: Sandwiches, salads, and chalkboard specials
Delivery / Take-out Available: Yes
Outdoor Seating: No
Are there any dishes on the menu you consider to be a hidden gem?not necessarily the most popular, but surprisingly delicious?
Our 12 daily soup specials are unusual combinations! Our salads allow you to choose your "top," then choose your "bottom," so you are not limited to the same old salads sold elsewhere. Our desserts are unique and made daily.
Do you use any special recipes at your restaurant?
Owner and Chef Edward Sylvia is a fine-dining-trained chef and is a fan of the slow-food movement. He believes all food should be made fresh everyday?from scratch?and prepared to order.
In your own words, how would you describe your menu?
Fresh, healthy food with daily chalkboard specials. Our food is free of processed ingredients, trans fats, MSG, and high-fructose corn syrup. All menu items are prepared within 30 feet of where they are bought.
Is there anything else you want to add that we didn't cover?
If there is anything a customer might want, they just have to ask!
A stay at Clarion Hotel Park Avenue places you in the heart of New York, minutes from Madison Square Park and close to Empire State Building. This hotel is close to Chrysler Building and Times Square.
Make yourself at home in one of the 60 air-conditioned guestrooms. Cable television is provided for your entertainment. Bathrooms have complimentary toiletries and hair dryers. Conveniences include safes and complimentary newspapers, as well as multi-line phones with voice mail.
Rec, Spa, Premium Amenities
Make use of convenient amenities such as concierge services, a fireplace in the lobby, and discounted use of a nearby fitness facility.
A complimentary breakfast is included.
Business, Other Amenities
Featured amenities include complimentary newspapers in the lobby, dry cleaning/laundry services, and a 24-hour front desk. Limited parking (subject to charges) is available onsite.