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Feb

05

2016

Valentine’s Day is almost here! From prix fixe menus with bubbly champagne, to celebrating your gal pals on Galentine’s Day; we’ve got your local scoop right here. 60 Beans 60 Beans new kitchen service is planning a 5 course tasting menu. Call (347) 987-3994 to make your reservation. 60 Beans Kitchen & Coffee (36-02 Ditmars […]

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Jan

04

2016

Proving it’s NEVER too cold for ice cream, Queen of Astoria Ashley Dean is throwing an ice cream social Friday, January 8 at Rockaway Brewing Co. The event will run from 8pm-12am, and will feature a make-your-own sundae bar, beer floats, and music from Deejay JFuse, spinning hip hop tracks all night. To make this event […]

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Dec

03

2015

Oh la la, Madame Sou Sou Cafe is expanding to Newtown! The French inspired cafe known for their croissants, coffees, and quiches is opening a second (slightly smaller) Astoria location, and our sources tell us they could be open in the next week or two. Look for them next door to Katch on Newtown Ave. […]

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Oct

01

2015

Oh, exercise. We know we need it, but sometimes working out seems like a chore. Need some extra motivation? How about cupcakes? Yes, you read that right!   The third annual New York City Cupcake Run, hitting Astoria Park October 17th, combines two seemingly opposite pastimes for one super-fun annual event. The 5k run (two laps […]

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Sep

30

2015

Fall is in the air! It’s time to trade in our sundresses for scarves and embrace the new season. What’s one thing to look forward to each year? PUMPKIN! The flavor is everywhere, even beyond the #PSL. Here’s eleven spots to enjoy Fall’s most popular flavor in our neighborhood. Pumpkin Cream Cheese: Brooklyn Bagel Brooklyn Bagel […]

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Sep

22

2015

UPDATED with additional scoop!   This just in- there’s a new coffee shop in town, and this one is for the dogs. (Well ok- and their people, too.) We just got word at Chateau Le Woof has opened on the corner of 14th St. and 30th Avenue, right across from the perpetually in renovation mode […]

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Jul

23

2015

Now that we’ve shared the coolest spots to eat healthy and get your workout on, it’s finally time for a reward. Here’s a rundown of eight noteworthy places to satisfy your sweet tooth in our neighborhood. Martha’s Bakery No list of Astoria sweets would be complete without mentioning frequent Best of Astoria winner Martha’s Bakery on Ditmars. From […]

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Jul

14

2015

Like so many other 24 year olds, I’m always trying to jump on the health-kick bandwagon. What do you do though when you live in a neighborhood with an abundance of options for absurdly delicious, and quite possibly not so healthy food and drinks? Never fear, Astoria is also a place where healthy eating can […]

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Jul

09

2015

In t-minus 2 days, Smorgasburg will finally be making its way to Queens. Smorgasburg Queens: The World’s Fare promises to gather some of the borough’s most diverse food in an effort to show off the variety of cuisine Queens has to offer. They will be serving everything from Bloody Mary Donuts to Hong Kong Pomelo […]

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Jun

25

2015

A few days ago officially marked the beginning of summer—although we all know it’s been summer in our hearts for a while now. So it’s no wonder we’re all scouring Astoria for a nice place to rest our feet and catch that summer breeze. Luckily for the 31st Avenue area, some of the local favorites—Café […]

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May

11

2015

This awesomely colorful ‘coming soon’ window was just sent over our happy tipster Mike H. We first reported about Pie vs. Cake, the newest creation from the folks at Sugarfreak, here. Here’s some highlights from Meg’s original post: Look for a whitewashed Americana/Vintage Circus look. Owner Michelle will be slinging up some unique treats like hummingbird cake, […]

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May

08

2015

It’s that time of year again, when we honor the special women in our lives.  Whether that means your mom, sister, grandmother or just a fantastic lady you respect, we’ve put together a list of local options to treat the important women in your lives. Astor Bake Shop Mother’s Day Prix Fixe Brunch from 9am-5pm […]

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Oct

22

2014

We’ve told you where to celebrate Halloween (and the days leading up to it), but one of the other things we’ve observed in the past few weeks is all the fun holiday sweets from our local bakeries to celebrate the season. Here are a handful of the beautiful seasonal baked goods we’ve come across. Astor Bake Shop Astor […]

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Sep

16

2014

While chatting recently with Michele about Sugarfreak, we also discussed her third business, Pie vs. Cake, a bakery she’s opening at 30-08 36th Street. This tiny space will offer cakes and pies (both mini and full sized, as well as custom cakes), and homemade ice cream. No baking will be done on the premises (it will happen […]

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Jul

02

2014

We Heart Astoria 4th of July edition includes new menu items at Snowdonia, the Cowboy signature dog at the NY Dog House, new baos at The Bao Shoppe, NY Mag’s Cheap Eats list and more!

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