Bistro 33 Wins!

May 18, 2008

              I was just at Bistro 33 this afternoon to show some buddies my mural there and say hello to Chef Gary and his wife Deni and I found out that Bistro 33 had won the title of “Best New Queens Restaurant” through Time Out NY! Thank you for all who voted! www.bistro33nyc.com  

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