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Dec 04, 2013

We Heart Astoria Food Talk – Holiday Mode Edition

We Heart Astoria Food Talk Holiday Mode edition shines a light on the LIC Flea, MP Taverna, the We Heart Astoria 12 Days of Giveaways, Epic We Heart Astoria Gift Guide, Marketa,and Ovelia

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Officially in holiday mode now, it’s all about delicious, decadent eats.  Here are a few of our faves we’ve got our eye on:

astor_bake_shopIf you haven’t yet seen it, our 12 Days of Giveaways is in full swing and the Astor Bake Shop is giving away a 10″ Red Velvet cake.  Mmmm…what can be better for the holidays? Enter this giveaway.

ROSE_Thumb_1024x1024-1Speaking of gift giving, we’ve got tons of fun foodie recos for you in our Epic We Heart Astoria Gift Guide.  A few foodie highlights include Dark Chocolate and Rosemary Peanut Butter, Sweetleaf Coffee, lots of cheese and cured meats at Astoria Bier & Cheese, and more.

Have you seen that a new eatery has opened up on 30th Avenue? It’s called Marketa and it’s a collaboration between the folks at Butcher Bar and Central.  We’ll have more deets on it soon, but holler if you know any more about it.  It’s located right across the street from Flo Cafe.

Ovelia dips

Pikilia Dips

Ovelia, one of our favorite modern Greek haunts has turned 7 this month.  They’re celebrating in a big way and hosting a complimentary open bar and meze this Friday from 9-10 p.m. Enjoy!  34-01 30th Avenue, Astoria.  718.721.7217

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BK fave Dough was there with their inventive donuts

The LIC Flea returns this weekend, just in time to ring in the holidays.  Their special holiday market will be held indoors (corner of 5th st. and 46th Ave) and is rumored to host up to 60 vendors, including all your favorite local foodie treats.  Here’s a highlight of how it went down this summer – a lot of these guys will be represented this weekend as well, both Saturday and Sunday from 11 a.m. – 6 p.m.

meatballs-mp-taverna-astoria-queensThis past weekend, I had a nice meal at MP Taverna and thought it’s a great venue for something celebratory such as the holidays. A few standouts that are musts in my book are the grilled octopus, Grandma’s meatballs and the rustic eggplant dip. 31-29 Ditmars Blvd, Astoria. 718. 777.2187

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