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Aug 06, 2014

We Heart Astoria Food Talk – Summer Scavenger Hunt Edition

We Heart Astoria Food Talk covers our summer scavenger hunt, 50 things to do before the end of summer, Brick Cafe’s wine Wednesday, El Ay Si’s new digital presence and more.

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There’s lots of awesome food happenings we can’t wait to share with you this week, especially as it relates to our We Heart Astoria Summer Scavenger Hunt hosted on Instagram.  Join us for that and lots of these other noms.

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You won’t be surprised to find tons of foodie clues in our summer scavenger hunt we’ve launched this week on Instagram.  Follow us daily for new clues and for your chance to win limited edition We Heart Astoria swag, gift cards to Lockwood, Meg’s Food Lovers’ Guide to Queens and more!

Brooklyn Bagel_WHA Flavor_Feta/Kalamata Speaking of summer, have you checked out our 50 Things to do Before the End of Summer list?! Our foodie pick of the week is Brooklyn Bagel with their We Heart Astoria kalamata cream cheese flavor, debuting again this Thursday.


The We Heart Astoria crew spent a delicious time at Bowery Bay gastropub trying out some new menu items.  There were lots of highlights, including this fabulous shrimp etouffee.  19-33 Ditmars Blvd, Astoria. 718.721.1933

brick-cafe-wine-wednesdaysGet ready for Brick Cafe’s first wine Wednesday, which includes $5 glasses of select varieties and $25 bottles. 30-95 33rd Street, Astoria. 718.267.2735

vite-vinosteriaDid you hear that the new Vite Vinosteria is open for brunch?  Taking a peek at the menu, we got excited by rustic items such as poached eggs with black cabbage, scrambled eggs with praga ham, handmade ravioli filled with ricotta and olives, and more.  There’s a version that comes with a bottle of prosecco for $25/person.  31-05 34th Street, Astoria. 718.278.8483

strawberry-basil-margarita-elaysiCheck out El Ay Si’s new website!  It’s the same great restaurant, but with a new digital presence, which does a nice job of showcasing their menu and calling out comfort foods such as deep fried oreos. Who knew those were on the menu?! 47-38 Vernon Blvd, LIC. 718.389.8781

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