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Jan 08, 2014

We Heart Astoria Food Talk *Polar Vortex Edition*

We Heart Astoria Food Talk features eateries serving up warm, comforting dishes to help us deal with the polar vortex.

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Wowza…mother nature  is surely kicking some butt lately with the polar vortex – but as true New Yorkers, we’ve been doing our best to deal.  I’m personally glad to see the worst is over, and now we can go back outside and enjoy the neighborhood again.  But in the spirit of our recent arctic forecast, we thought to theme this week’s Food Talk about warm, comforting foods.  Curl up and enjoy all the goodness!

Image by Astor Bake Shop

Image by Astor Bake Shop

We love that the Astor Bake Shop is featuring hearty, warm dishes to help you warm up in this weather.  Just take a look at this amazing moussaka!  12-23 Astoria Blvd, Astoria. 718.606.8439

Image by Bear

Image by Bear

Bear is featuring hot toddy’s to help you warm up, and so are some of these other places in Astoria and LIC.

Queens_Comfort_BrunchWhenever we think of warmth and comfort, Queens Comfort naturally comes to mind.  Here’s a little sneak peek of what you can expect from them this year (ummm…did someone say Food Network?)  40-09 30th Avenue, Astoria.  718.728.2350

Il Bambino Soup

Soup and Pesto Panini

I can never resist Il Bambino’s delicious homemade soups during crazy cold times.  They differ each day, but I’ve never had a dud – especially when it comes to their root veggie soups.  The crunchy panini with homemade pesto, which comes with each soup is totally irresistible.  34-08 31st Avenue, Astoria.  718.626.0087

djerdan-astoriaRight next door to Il Bambino, you’ve got Djerdan, a small Balkan restaurant that’s often overlooked.  We’re here to tell you that you should absolutely go in and try their many warm, comforting dishes such as homemade, hand-stretched burek, beef goulash, stuffed cabbage, stuffed peppers and other goodies.  34-04 31st Avenue, Astoria.  718.721.2694

mac and cheese sage general storeAnd when you’re looking for more comforting eats, don’t forget to check out some of our previous “comfort food” posts from the We Heart Astoria vaults.  Meg’s Finally Fridays Comfort food for Uncertain Times.  Judith’s Finally Fridays Fall Comfort Food.  Comforting Eats at the Sage General Store.

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