Eating Along the M Line: 71st Ave. in Forest Hills

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Thursday, February 20, 2014
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The Daily News reports about our new plans for Twist and Smash’d Sports:

“The final stop on the M train, at 71st Ave., is in one of Forest Hills’ main shopping districts, where high-end chains share space with old-fashioned shops and a growing number of slick restaurants.”

The Daily News wrote:

“Most father-daughter school projects don’t result in restaurants, but Brianna Cano did her homework. While attending Pace University, Cano interned at her father’s event-catering business in Astoria, working on a business plan hatched on a family trip to South America, where they ate pretty twisted spirals of deep-fried potatoes on a stick.

The result is Twist and Smash’d , created with help from Brianna’s father Robert, who developed the recipes, and a special machine that peels both whole local Idaho ($2.50) and Japanese red sweet potatoes ($3.75) into paper-thin curls. When fried to order, they’re like a cross between skin-on, thick-cut potato chips and skinny French fries.

The Canos’ kitchen also specializes in slider-size burgers made by smashing thick meatball-size patties on a hot griddle. (A single is $5, a chipotle chicken $6.50, a homemade veggie $6.) Sandwiched in a soft Martin’s Famous Pastry Shoppe potato roll, the standard “smash’d” is a perfect balance of bun and beef.”


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