Astoria, Long Island City, Thanksgiving
Nov 10, 2017

Thanksgiving 2017 in Astoria and LIC

Suggestions for Thanksgiving in Astoria and LIC.

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We thought we’d help give you a head start on Thanksgiving eats and activities by publishing options on the early side; we’ll update this post as we receive more details about who’s serving what in the neighborhood. Plus, a few other things!

First, from the Hunters Point Civic Association:

Every year our cities food pantries are overwhelmed with supplying food to the homeless and those in need. Many of these pantries operate without government funding and rely on the generosity of others to support their communities.

In response to this need, your local Lions Club and the Hunters Point Civic Association, have organized a yearly Thanksgiving food drive which collects thousands of pounds of food through the support of donations from residents in buildings like yours. In a couple of weeks you will see a collection box in the lobby of your building for the purpose of donations. A list of needed items is available or, if you prefer, a tax deductible donations can be made at hunterspointcivic.org

Before (and in some cases after) Thanksgiving

Third Annual Thanksgiving Food Drive
The Irish Rover, 3718 28th Avenue, Astoria
Monday, November 20, 7:30pm

Please join us for our 3rd annual darts tournament and food drive. Please bring canned items and non perishables for donation as Astoria Social Darts is once again partnering with City Harvest to help the less fortunate. Drink specials TBA. Luck of the draw tournament with $10 entry fee. There are no regular season dart matches this night so we hope to see many of you as always! More information.

No Feelings Presents Escape From Thanksgiving
QED, 27-16 23rd Avenue, Astoria
Tuesday, November 21, 9pm

You’ve been invited to Thanksgiving at our home at QED! Please arrive on November 22nd at 9:00PM. No need to bring a dish, your company is enough. Fair warning, our family is a cast of characters. Between deplorable politics to insufferable dad jokes, you’ll come across many obstacles but a single objective: E S C A P E

That’s right, it’s the world’s first (as far as we know) ever THANKSGIVING THEMED ESCAPE ROOM. To escape, you’ll need to solve various puzzles to free our intrepid protagonist from the horror of sitting at a table with his relatives for a longer-than-usual meal. Can YOU escape from Thanksgiving? Find out on November 21st at 9:00PM at QED! More information.

DiWine Restaurant & Wine Bar
41-15 31st Avenue, Astoria
Wednesday, November 22 and Friday, November 24, 2017

DiWine will be closed on Thanksgiving Day, but will be offering all-day Happy Hour on Wednesday, November 22 from 5pm-2am. On Friday, November 24 from 5pm-4am Happy hour specials include wines by the glass and selected cocktails for $8, and all beers priced at $5.

Thanksgiving Eve’s Best Of Open Mic
Joe’s Garage Bar, 45-01 23rd Avenue, Astoria
Wednesday, November 22, 2017, 7pm-2am

This Thanksgiving Eve, come hang with us and listen to the Best of Open Mic at Joe’s Garage. In addition to great organic music and artistry, there will be a home made pre thanksgiving dinner buffet for all the early birds!
Food will be out around 7pm. Music begins at 9pm. Optional Open Bar for $40 ( 9-1 ). The party doesn’t end until you want it too! Call for more info or if you have questions. We hope to see you there =) More information.

Queens Comfort
40-09 30th Avenue, Astoria
Until Tuesday

We have 3 dishes to choose from:

  • Classic Mac & Cheese ($60)
  • Truffle Mushroom Mac & Cheese ($60)
  • Bacon Scallion Mac & Cheese ($60)

All orders feed 10-15 people.

Please email orders to queenscomfort@gmail.com. No calls. Place orders by Tuesday, November 21, at noon. Pick up orders on Wednesday, November 22, 2-9pm. More information.

Thanksgiving Day

El Olivo
21-15 31st Street, Astoria

Enjoy a 3-course menu for $30—salad, turkey dinner (turkey, gravy, cranberry sauce, sweet potatoes), and pumpkin pie. Glasses of Sangria for $8, $5 draft beer, and $6 glasses of wine. 12-7pm. More information.

Flo
37-20 30th Avenue, Astoria

Join Flo on Thanksgiving day for great food and drinks in the heart of Astoria. Bring family, friends or just yourself. We will open at 10am for brunch—served until 4pm—and dinner until 1am. Enjoy our traditional turkey platter special (with all the trimmings) all day. Make your reservations at flocafeny.com or call us at 718-204-6096. Gobble Gobble! More information.

Gastroteca
33-02 34th Avenue, Astoria

Eat, drink, and be thankful. Join us Thursday November 23, 2017 from 10:30am to 9:30pm for our Annual Italian American Thanksgiving Dinner. Four Course $49 Prix Fixe & A La Carte Available. Special $10 Unlimited House Wine offering with either menu. More information.

MP Taverna
31-29 Ditmars Blvd, Astoria

Please join us from 12pm-8pm for your Thanksgiving celebration. We will be offering a $39.95 3-course prix fixe along with our regular menu. More information.

The Thirsty Koala
35-12 Ditmars Blvd, Astoria

Open noon-9pm offering our regular menu and two Thanksgiving specials:

  • Two courses: potato leek soup or mesclun salad, Koch Farms Turkey breast stuffing, gravy, maple glazed pumpkin & charred kale $20.95
  • Three courses: soup or salad, turkey breast and apple crumb, warm caramel, ice cream coffee/tea $24.95.

More information.

Salt and Bone
32-07 30th Avenue, Astoria

Thanksgiving Day in Astoria, Queens just got a lot more exciting as Salt & Bone Smokehouse gives the standard-holiday dishes a Texas-barbecue makeover. The smokehouse is inviting everyone from the community to come dine-in or take-away for this feast of meats, sides, and pies. The Thanksgiving-only Friendsgiving menu also offers day-before delivery for those who want to impress their family & friends with a “homemade” twist.

The Friendsgiving fare includes a slew of dishes you would expect on turkey-day as well as mouthwatering-takes on the standard-sides you couldn’t go without. 3-hour smoked turkey, sliced and covered in a sumptuous butter sauce, 14-hour-smoked Brisket, and salt & pepper-smoked pork; all sourced from humanely-raised, antibiotic-free, local farms make up the meats.

The sides include brioche stuffing with beef and sausage, wood-fire baked sweet potato with maple sour cream, bacon, topped with toasted marshmallow, and mac-n-cheese in a bubbling jalapeño-cheese sauce. This menu stays true to desserts including the classic apple and pumpkin pies to make sure everyone leaves with their buttons-bursting.

The meats range from $14 to $16 for half-a-pound and the sides and pies are all set at $7 each. Delivery to your home the day before Thanksgiving will run you $10. To place an order you can email catering@saltandbone.com or give them a call at (516) 441-7894. For the full Friendsgiving menu head to saltandbone.com/friendsgiving. More information.

Vesta
21-02 30th Avenue, Astoria

Thanksgiving 2017 at Vesta boasts a full menu of autumn eats, including a Roasted Turkey ($25) entree, complete with turkey gravy, roasted garlic mashed potatoes, focaccia stuffing & cranberry sauce. Start with an app of Roasted Squash Soup. Dessert includes the Baby Jesus Cake and an apple tart. More information.

Via Vai
31-09 23rd Avenue, Astoria

Join us at VIA VAI for Thanksgiving! Regular menu items and holiday specials, with a special Italian flair, are offered. More information.

Victory Garden Cafe
21-69 Steinway Street, Astoria

Enjoy a memorable and hassle-free dinner at Victory Garden Cafe. Greek Stuffed Turkey and other Greek Specialties. Our Glass-Enclosed Heated Garden provides the perfect atmosphere for a family or any gathering!Pick up some of our delicious Greek desserts, available in decorated variety platters. More information.

William Hallet
36-10 30th Avenue, Astoria

William Hallet is again serving up their turducken as part of a 3-course meal that also includes butternut squash soup, mac n’ cheese, pumpkin pie or roasted squash cheesecake. Vegans, you’re in luck—they’ll have options for you, too. More information.

Zenon Taverna
34-10 31st Ave, Astoria

We’re open regular hours Thanksgiving Day and offer a Thanksgiving Special (we’ll also have our full regular menu)‬. Call for reservations or come on by! Dinner includes appetizers, roast turkey with sides, and dessert for $34.95. More information.

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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Carolina Windsor

Hi! Any info on where we could find Thanksgiving outreach opportunities in Astoria?

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