BONUS: BENFAREMO — LEMON ICE KING OF
In 1946, Nicola Benfaremo started selling fruity Italian ices in
Corona. Soon thereafter, his son, Peter, took over the family
business. Today, the Lemon Ice King offers roughly 40 flavors of
the product – including licorice, bubble gum, peanut butter and
four sugar-free items – from a store that has a cult-like following
and even received an award of distinction from Zagat.
There’s a mini-tourism attraction across the street, where intense
bocce games are played at William F. Moore Park. Called
“Spaghetti Park” by locals, this public space has a clay-and-sand
bocce court with lighting that attracts players from all over the city.
Inside scoop: In the opening credits for the television show The
King of Queens, the two main protagonists buy ices at the store.
Address: 52-02 108th St., Corona, www.
Lemon Ice King of Corona