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Aug

27

2015

If you live around the Ditmars/31st St. area, then you know it’s a gold mine for restaurants and eating out. Amongst the sea of American fine dining establishments such as The Bonnies, The Sandwich Shops, the Bareburgers—allbeit all delicious—you’ll also find an eclectic mixture of culturally diverse cuisines. So here’s seven restaurants from around the […]

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Aug

20

2015

It’s been a busy week in the neighborhood! Lots of new additions to old favorites, arrivals, and closings, so let’s get to it: Don’t call it a comeback: Sanford’s Big Return! One of Broadway’s most beloved restaurants, Sanford’s, is finally back in business after a long re-model. I stopped in last night to get the […]

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Aug

18

2015

When I moved from my apartment on Broadway and Steinway to 30th Street about 4 years ago, one of the things that made it sad was the fact that I’d be moving over from the newly opened up Queens Kickshaw. 4.5 years later, they’ve finally launched a happy hour. the menu includes: $4 bar snacks […]

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Aug

13

2015

There’s no shortage of excellent bars in Astoria to grab a drink, but every now and then, there’s nothing like a relaxing night in. You can’t beat ordering some takeout, enjoying a glass of wine, and perusing the latest offerings on Netflix. Or, maybe you’re attending a party at a friend’s apartment and would like to bring […]

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Aug

12

2015

If you’re looking for that cocktail mixology that’s going to rock your socks off with an intricate and unexpected burst of flavors and ingredients, Venturo’s got it. Every Friday and Saturday night Venturo Osteria & Wine Bar is hooking up with Behind the Wood—an Astoria-based beverage consulting company that helps restaurants and bars shake up […]

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Aug

07

2015

In our new Astoria Bar Review series, we’ll get into our favorite places to grab a drink – what you can expect there, and what we love about them. Photo Courtesy of Michel Dominguez In this city, it’s hard to find that How-I-Met-Your-Mother-chill-out-with-your-friends-spot-next-door kind of bar. It’s the dream bar that promises to have it […]

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Aug

04

2015

You might have noticed we recently popped into Katch to see what was new and exciting- including their fully revamped menu and events galore. Highlights included the cobb salad, stuffed peach sorbet, fish tacos, and coconut shrimp.You can see some of our favorites on our Instagram! Behold their new menu here: And for all those […]

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Jul

28

2015

Photo Courtesy of @kaskrupnikas A couple of Friday nights ago I walked into Astoria Park Wine and Spirits for their Friday night tastings. When I saw that the bottle on the tasting table was liquor and not wine, my bee-line strut slowed to a saunter. However, Faye, marketing director of KAS Spirits LLC, caught my eye […]

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Jul

25

2015

All your pirate childhood dreams are about to come true and the rum is definitely not gone.  New bar*, Fishtales Pirate Bar, opened recently on 30th Ave. and Steinway. The nautical-themed spot boasts fun summer deals, and they have weekly and monthly specials. This month’s special are $1 oysters–perfect for the summer. Their menu has […]

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Jul

24

2015

Photo Courtesy of Michael Beddome Well, color me pink! 30th Ave. Japanese restaurant, Pink Nori, has just added a brunch menu and man is it delicious. This menu is a fun alternative to breakfast meals or great for the late crowd.  There are two options that are brimming with food and some sweet drink specials. […]

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Jul

17

2015

If you’re looking for a new spot to get your laugh on, Long Island City has you covered. The Standing Room comedy club will be moving into the former Laughing Devil space on Vernon Blvd, and they’ll be offering something for everyone, whether you’re looking for a place to catch a comedy show, watch a […]

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Jul

09

2015

Astoria has plenty of epicenters: 30th Ave, Broadway, and Ditmars Boulevard all quickly come to mind. These are spots that have an overwhelming amount of options for eating, drinking, shopping, and general entertainment. It’s easy to jump off the N/Q at any of these locations and bounce from a bar, to a restaurant, to another […]

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Jul

09

2015

Save the date, friends! We’re joining forces with Idlewild Mag for an awesome party at The Bonnie. Idlewild Magazine will be launching issue no. 3 on Saturday, July 25th at the The Bonnie starting at 8 pm. Keep the party going at the Sparrow from midnight on with music from DJ Sambrella. Look for special cocktails for […]

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Jul

04

2015

Summer is upon us, and the yearning for enjoying our meals outside in the gorgeous weather is only getting stronger. We asked around for your favorite places to eat outside in the sunshine, and here’s some of our community’s favorites. Did we miss your favs? Let us know in the comments!   1. Monika Cafe Bar […]

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Jun

30

2015

Astoria Bookshop is celebrating the release of one of 2015’s most anticipated books, Go Set A Watchman, with a Southern-inspired cocktail hour on Tuesday, July 14. From 5-7pm, book lovers of Queens can pick up a copy of Harper Lee’s historic new novel while enjoying drinks and snacks chosen specifically for the event.

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