Astoria, Christmas
Dec 21, 2016

The Queens Kickshaw Does Their Asian Jewish Brunch Again

The annual Asian Jewish Brunch is back at The Queens Kickshaw!

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2016¬†marks the fifth year in a row that The Queens Kickshaw (40-17 Broadway) has presented their Asian Jewish brunch. It originally started as something called Woks and Lox, the brainchild of Jeff Orlick and Veronica Chan. At the time, Jeff said in an interview with DNAinfo, “Every Christmas growing up, there was really not much for me to do, being a Jew on the South Shore of Long Island. There weren’t many other Jews around. Chinese restaurants have always been the only ones open on Christmas Eve and Christmas, and we wanted to kind of celebrate that.”

Since then it’s taken off and become a yearly fixture at the Kickshaw. Here’s this year’s announcement:

It’s that time of year when cultures collide at Kickshaw. Join us for our 5th Asian Jewish Brunch where we dream up some nifty food and drink mash-up concoctions. Stay tuned for a final menu, but highlights from past years include Egg in a Latke Basket, Matza Szechuan Peppercorn Beer, Scallion Pancake w/ Cardamon Labne, and Egg Cream Bubble Tea. No reservations, just come and eat what you like.

* Note, we’ll be open for dinner, plus there will be live music from 9-11:30pm courtesy of Astoria local Zander Meisner.

We reached out to The Queens Kickshaw for and update on the menu, and here it is!

  • Cinnamon Challah French Toast
  • Egg in a Latke Basket
  • Shiitake Satsumaimo Knish
  • Kreplac Pho¬†(think soup dumpling)
  • Pad See Ew Kugel
  • Makgeolli Cheese with Egg on a Bagel

Brunch is happening both Friday, December 23 and Saturday, December 24. We’ll post the menu when we can.

About Meg Cotner

Meg Cotner was trained as a harpsichordist and now works as a freelance writer and editor. She is the author of "Food Lovers' Guide to Queens," and is a skilled and avid home cook, baker, and preserver.

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