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Oct 22, 2014

We Heart Astoria Food Talk – Queens is NOT the new Brooklyn Edition

We Heart Astoria Food Talk covers Queens is NOT the new Brooklyn article, featuring Astoria and LIC eateries; the expansion of Butcher Bar; the impending opening of The Bonnie and more.

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mar's oyster barLast week’s NY Post article about the dining scene in Queens “turning into the new Brooklyn” annoyed a lot of people.  While we agree that Queens is totally awesome, unique and shouldn’t be compared to Brooklyn, we also love the major props the article gives to local Astoria and LIC eateries.

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Image by Astor Bake Shop

It’s fun to see that bakeries in Astoria are getting ready for Halloween.  Just check out this awesome mummy cake from the Astor Bake Shop.  I’ve also put together a quick round-up of pretty Halloween windows.

Image by Mu Ramen

Image by Mu Ramen

We’re so excited to see that Mu Ramen is really coming along and is getting ready to open soon.  Take a look at this sneak peek of its interior.  12-09 Jackson Avenue, LIC. 917.868.8903

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Photo credit: Anne Noyes Saini

Speaking of ramen, how about this shout-out for Hinomaru Ramen in Eater yesterday?

burnt ends sandwich_butcher barDid you know that Butcher Bar has expanded their space to the building next door?  As of yesterday, it’s now open and available to enjoy, so go on and stop in for some BBQ. 37-08 30th Avenue, Astoria. 718.606.8140

the-bonnieThe Bonnie, a new bar from the folks who brought us Sweet Afton is opening soon on 23rd Avenue near 31st Street.  Meg is keeping a close eye on it and will have the scoop from their friends and family event. Stay tuned. 29-19 23rd Avenue, Astoria.

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