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Dec 17, 2015

Small Business Owner Spotlight: Donnie D’Alessio of Queens Comfort

It’s no secret that We Heart Astoria loves Queens Comfort. Not only did we throw a smash-hit surprise party there recently, we’ve also included them in our 12 Days of Giveaways holiday (…)

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It’s no secret that We Heart Astoria loves Queens Comfort. Not only did we throw a smash-hit surprise party there recently, we’ve also included them in our 12 Days of Giveaways holiday extravaganza. Time is running out to enter, so get on it!

No one does off-the-wall, whimsically delicious food like QC. Where else can you find Cap’n Crunch Chicken Fingers and a peanut butter and jelly burger? We’re very appreciative that owner Donnie took time away from cooking up some craziness to answer our questions. Enjoy, and keep your eye on them. You never know what’s coming next!

Name of Business:

Queens Comfort

Owned by:

Donnie D’alessio

Year opened:

2011

Address:

40-09 30th Avenue

Known for:

Unapologetic Comfort Food & Fun times

Do you also live in Queens, if so where? How did you end up here?

Drifted here 7 years ago,  and I live two blocks away from the restaurant.

What made you decide to open a store front in Astoria?

A new frontier.

What’s been your favorite moment since opening so far?

Our 4-year anniversary was pretty amazing, we had our favorite DJ, Jonathan Toubin Spin 45s, all our regulars came out for it, some brought us gifts, and one of the gifts was a pizza pie from L&B Spumoni Gardens in Brooklyn. It felt like Christmas.

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What’s your favorite item you sell?

Po’ Boys

What’s the most popular item you sell?

Sugar Hill Burger – Burger with Pecan Crusted Bacon, Honey Aioli, Blue Cheese, Powdered Sugar

What’s your personal favorite place to grab food when you’re working?

Ukus.

What’s your favorite Astoria secret you feel like people don’t know about?

Hot dogs from San Antonio Bakery II.

What’s your favorite place to grab a drink?

Diamond Dogs.

If you have friends or family visiting Astoria, where do you take them?

Trattoria L’incontro.

What’s you’re favorite part of owning a business in Queens?

The  Diversity, the community, and how we are all together sort of developing a new culture.

Queens Comfort plays a vital role in the new culture of Astoria: supportive, innovative, and of course, FUN. Thanks again to Donnie for taking the time to participate!

Queens Comfort (4009 30th Ave, Astoria) | (718) 728-2350
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About Lindsay Goyette

Lindsay has been eating and drinking her way through Queens since 2011. A casting director by day and Astoria explorer by night, you can usually find her checking out live music, theatre, or the newest neighborhood spot to enjoy a craft beer.

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