Papa's Kitchen


At Papa’s Kitchen, located in Jackson Heights, you’ll be greeted with a smile, a menu—and a book of karaoke songs. Co-owner Maribeth Roa has created an oasis for her regulars who come for the food, stay for the karaoke, and keep coming back for the hospitality. In this episode, you’ll hear from Beth about her love and gratitude for her father who gave so much to his family. 

People In This Episode

Maribeth Roa, Co-Owner

Maribeth Roa, Co-Owner


Food & Drink In This Episode

My life is very simple. I wake up, I do things, I go to work, I am happy. It doesn’t require a lot of things to make me happy. So just being alive, being healthy, helping people, it just makes me happy. That keeps me going.
— Maribeth Roa

About the Region

Beth and her family immigrated to NYC from Quezon City in the Philippines.



Location & Details

Papa’s Kitchen
3707 83rd St, Jackson Heights, NY 11372

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Episode Credits

Photography: Alyssa Broadus & Chris Dolt

Host: Danielle Lehman

Produced by: Oliver J. Hughes