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BBQ Restaurant Opens Doors in Sunnyside

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Aug. 14, 2011 By Christian Murray

A new chicken & ribs restaurant opened in Sunnyside on Thursday.

Sunrise Restaurant & Grill, located at 41-08 Greenpoint Ave. (the former location of Floresta) specializes in BBQ chicken, BBQ ribs as well as buffalo wings and snow crab legs.

The owner, Adam James, previously ran a number of restaurants that specialized in buffalo wings, before selling them to Planet Wings, a large restaurant chain.

Sunrise Bar & Grill offers, among others, the following dishes:

  • A chicken & baby back ribs combo (combo–served with corn bread and a choice of baked potato, rice or fries) will cost $11.99.
  • Half chicken combo for $8.99
  • BBQ chicken and fried shrimp combo for $13.99
  • 10 pieces of buffalo wings for $7.95 (flavors: nuclear, hot, mild, medium, garlic parmesan, honey bbq, thai chili, honey mustard & jerk)
  • Kids menu for about $5 per child

The restaurant does take-out and delivery (minimum: $10:00) and caters to private parties. The phone number is 718-361-7473 and web site is

The restaurant opens at 6:00 am and offers a breakfast menu– from eggs, waffles, sausages to pancakes.

The restaurant plans to open a bar, which will eventually sell frozen Margaritas, Daiquiris and the usual fare.

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Regarding Harmony: not certain why they haven’t been inspected earlier, but they were inspected on 7/19/11 and received 22 violation points as an initial inspection (so they have not been officially rated a “B” yet).

Violations recorded in the following area (s) and a Notice of Violation issued at the initial operational pre-permit inspection conducted on 07/19/2011.
Tip! “Critical” violations are displayed in red.

Violation points: 22

Sanitary Violations
1) Cold food item held above 41º F (smoked fish and reduced oxygen packaged foods above 38 ºF) except during necessary preparation.
2) Evidence of mice or live mice present in facility’s food and/or non-food areas.
3) Facility not vermin proof. Harborage or conditions conducive to attracting vermin to the premises and/or allowing vermin to exist.
4) Other general violation.


How long does a restaurant need to be open before inspection for a sanitation rating? Harmony Terrace, on 41st Street near Greenpoint Avenue, has been operating for a number of years, but still doesn’t display a sanitation rating.


Floresta was a great place and I was quite sad to see it go. Their prices were quite reasonable. I’m very happy to see a new place open and I hope it gets the support of the neighborhood.


That stretch of Greenpoint Ave needs some ooompf.

Good luck. I may go out to eat again when and if the economy picks up.


Great to have a new restaruant in sunnyside. Thanks to sunnysidepost for the update in our town. Wedonot have a ribs place. Lets wish them the bestof luch let gocustomersandget busy


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