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Jul 10, 2013

We Heart Astoria Food Talk: 7/10/13

We Heart Astoria Food Talk features Astor Bake Shop, Mar’s Oyster Bar, Bear, Avenue Cafe, Pao de Queijo, and Cafe Bar

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It’s quite soupy out there, Astoria.  Hope you’re finding nice ways to cool down, which is also very much our mission this week.  Here are some delicious ways to do that:

caramel de leche - astor bake shop

Have you seen this new drink at Astor Bake Shop? It’s called the Caramel de Leche, which is a kind of cool, milky frappe.  Mmmm…12-23 Astoria Blvd, Astoria.  718.606.8439

frappe

Speaking of frappes, the ones at Avenue Cafe are my favorite – such as their classic, pictured above.  Pair it with their delicious watermelon and grilled halloumi salad for a perfect summer snack.  35-27 30th Avenue, Astoria.  718.278.6967

bear sangria

Image by Bear

In other delicious cold drink news, Bear has a light strawberry sangria they’ve been featuring lately, and some nice summery veggie pasta to go with it.  12-14 31st Avenue, LIC.  917.396.4939

cashew-juice-pao-de-queijo-astoria-queensAnother refreshing drink option is Meg’s pick this week – the cold cashew fruit juice at Pao de Queijo.  Our friend Sue also enjoyed a yummy passion fruit juice there that comes recommended.  Give these a try and pair them with a signature, stuffed pao de queijo.  31-90 30th Street, Astoria.  718.204.1979

photo (51)In more delicious summertime food news, Meg, Mackenzi and I met at Cafe Bar tonight and enjoyed a huge platter of cheese, honey, blueberry jam and some whole wheat pita.  It was a light snack but filled us up nonetheless.  We also enjoyed a pitcher of white sangria, which totally hit the spot.  32-90 36th Street, Astoria.  718.204.5273

photo (52)And…saving the best for last, the three of us got a very special sneak peek at the brand new Mar’s Oyster Bar on 34th Avenue and 35th street.  Currently in their soft opening, they’re serving up big, hunky oysters, various cocktails, and beers.  We’ve had the pleasure to interview their staff and will release that special preview very soon.  Stay tuned, and in the meantime, check them out.  34-21 34th Street, Astoria.

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