Coffee, Restaurants
Mar 26, 2011

The Queens Kickshaw is Awesome

On Saturday, Mackenzi and I had the chance to check out The Queens Kickshaw as part of a media preview. Bottom line – this place is awesome.  We loved everything (…)

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On Saturday, Mackenzi and I had the chance to check out The Queens Kickshaw as part of a media preview. Bottom line – this place is awesome.  We loved everything about it: the space, the friendly owners and staff, and the delicious food and drink.

I had a chance to sample three of the sandwiches – the Cheddar Mozzarella; the Gruyere; and the Gouda.  The Gouda was my favorite, in part because of the pickled jalepeños (I’m a sucker for pickled jalepeños).  It also involved gouda, black bean hummus, and guava jam, all on Balthazar brioche.  It was accompanied by a salad of greens dressed in a sprightly jalepeño vinaigrette.  Mackenzi loved the Gruyere sandwich, too.

More details:

  • They’ll be open from 7:30am-4:30 on weekdays, 9am-4:30pm on weekends.
  • Their bread comes from Balthazar Bakery, as do their pastries.
  • Their coffee is from Coffee Labs Roasters in Tarrytown NY.
  • They use Hudson Valley Fresh milk, which comes from cows in Dutchess and Columbia Counties, so it’s pretty local.
  • Their soda syrups are from P&H Soda Company, based in Queens.
  • A number of their cheeses (mozzarella, feta) originate in the neighborhood.
  • Craft beer and kombucha are coming this summer, along with extended hours.
  • The space is rife with visually engaging, beautiful and sturdy reclaimed materials.
  • They’ll do espresso drinks, coffee brewed over ice, pour overs, and are considering doing their iced coffee in a cold brewed system.  Sodas are simply soda water and syrup.
  • Food is all made in house.
  • Everyone involved is super nice!

I created a photoset of my afternoon at The Queens Kickshaw, the slideshow embedded below. Enjoy!

The Queens Kickshaw
40-17 Broadway
Astoria, NY 11103
Website: thequeenskickshaw.com
Twitter: @queenskickshaw
Facebook: The Queens Kickshaw

About Meg Cotner

Meg Cotner was trained as a harpsichordist and now works as a freelance writer and editor. She is the author of "Food Lovers' Guide to Queens," and is a skilled and avid home cook, baker, and preserver.

3 Comments

kim

I plan to go soon and debating between the machego and gouda sandwich. Which should I choose? And have you tried the kitchen sink salad? :)

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