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Jun 04, 2014

We Heart Astoria Food Talk *Summer Eats Edition*

Food Talk features summery eats such as ice cream from Sweet Jane’s, cold brew coffee at Lockwood’s Secret Garden, local artisanal eats at the Queens County Market, and more!

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It’s finally feeling like summer ya’ll, which means hot (and sometime sticky) nights that warrant summer-time eats and drinks.  What are you most looking forward to trying this summer?

Image by Queens County Market

Image by Queens County Market

In the true spirit of summer, we see that the Queens County Market is returning at the end of June, this time at the Sunnyside Greenmarket.  We couldn’t think of a more perfect setting for this artisanal food goodness!  June 28th, 10:00 a.m. – 3 p.m. Skillman Avenue & 43rd Street.

Screen Shot 2014-06-03 at 9.21.04 PMSpeaking of festive events, the We Heart crew paid a visit to the 9th Annual Taste of LIC, which was a lot of fun and showcased some delicious eats in and out of LIC.  Some of our highlights included the octopus salad from Manducatis Rustica, Casa Enrique’s Horchata, M. Wells’ fresh oysters and more.  See a quick foodie recap through our Instagram feed.

native-coffee-roasters-lockwood-secret-gardenIf you’re jonesin’ for a delicious cold brew this weekend, don’t forget about Lockwood + Native’s Secret Garden, which has been awesome so far.  We also love that the baked goods menu changes each week – last week they featured Dough gourmet donuts.  What’s it gonna be this week? 33-15 33rd Street, Astoria. 718.626.6030

Omonia Cafe Dessert

Omonia Cafe Dessert

One of the most “Astoria” things you can do in the summer is sit outside in one of our sidewalk cafes, eat amazing Greek-style dessert, sip a frappe and people watch.  Well I did just that recently at Astoria’s quintessential Greek cafe, Omonia and really loved their chocolate Napoleon and a gluten free walnut, raspberry cookie.  32-20 Broadway, Astoria. 718.274.6650

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Fried pork strips.

Practically across the street from Omonia is the new Pye Boat Noodle Thai restaurant, which specializes in, you guessed it, dry or soup noodle dishes and it’s delicious.  I recently had the pleasure to visit with a few friends and really loved the above pictured fried pork strips that are crispy as can be on the outside and chewy on the inside.  They make for a perfect dinner snack!  35-13 Broadway, Astoria. 718.685.2329

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The Kitchen Sink flavor, made with dairy.

With the start of summer and warmer temps, we tend to crave something cold and refreshing like ice cream.  Check out the new Sweet Jane’s ice cream shop Meg visited last weekend.  I must say that this Kitchen Sink flavor (pictured above) looks mighty inviting and seems to be the customer favorite so far.  27-17 24th Avenue, Astoria. 347.507.0456

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