As a result of the COVID mandates being imposed upon restaurants in NYC, QL has decided to opt for freedom in the choice of its monthly venue. We appreciate how Takara served us for over five years, including during the lockdown, as they hosted us indoors when other facilities stayed closed. But their forced compliance with the DeBlasio “passport” mandate tyranny has caused us to leave the Whitestone setting, to seek out new pastures where freedom is still legal.
During the fall we will be trying out more convenient locations in Queens (at facilities with outdoor dining) due to a desire to accommodate members who decline using a COVID passport. Join us on Saturday, November 13, 2021 at 11:30 a.m. at OBA Mediterranean Grill (corner of Austin St and 70th Rd) in Forest Hills (details here). Then on December 11, we plan to hold the regular meeting in conjunction with the annual Holiday luncheon, at Tu Casa Restaurant (Spanish/Mexican, corner of Metropolitan Ave and Lefferts Blvd). Both locations have outdoor canopied areas, can be reached by several buses, and agree with the $10 + tip minimum as before. After both have been attended, we will adopt which one to continue with in 2022 going forward. Members are invited to scout other locations for QL prior to our decision. The regular notice will be sent out later for both meetings.