Park Side Restaurant
Park Side lies at the “Spaghetti Park” triangle of Corona: a three-corner geographical area of Italian eateries that have been there since Corona used to be predominantly Italian-American. The crown jewel is the famous Lemon Ice King of Corona at one end. But across the park, where bocce ball courts now inspire residents of the neighborhood to pick up the old Italian sport, is Park Side. The restaurant is famous among athletes and celebrities alike, and thanks to its close proximity to Flushing Meadows, it is a hot spot for celeb-spotting around the US Open. Not only tennis stars but also many Yankees and Mets and even NFL star Deion Sanders have lingered here over a long lunch of antipasti and Park Side’s endless—and enormous—bread basket.