San Francisco, CA
Hunan Balcony is a no-miss in Riverdale for tasty Chinese. I recommend highly for take-out since we mostly order for delivery. The few times I have eaten in the restaurant it is always very busy and yet the mood feels relaxed. The staff is very professional and if you pick up your food, they will bring your order out to your car if you ask them too. Unfortunately their prices seem to be rising, too.
This is the best pizza place around. Great food, relaxed, casual "neighborhood" atmosphere, nice staff, affordable and family-friendly. You can bring your own wine, too. We have been bringing our kids since they were born and so it is our whole family's favorite place for pizza and light Italian food. Even 97 year old Great Grandma loves their sauce!!!
I knew of Precision Auto of LIC for their repair shop but I recently needed major body work due to a freak collision so I asked them if they could help me out. My car was just a few months old when it was hit - and now it looks totally brand new again. I was so thrilled that all I can say is go to Precision of LIC if you want a GREAT job done on your car. They are truly artists.
City View is a pharmacy in Astoria where the staff goes out of their way to give top notch customer service. This is how I remember all good stores used to be. I have shopped in the store and used their free delivery service too. They are always knowledgeable and friendly and you can tell they want to make their customers happy -so now they are my pharmacy.