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Aug

28

2015

As we previously reported, Ditmars Boulevard’s charming coffee shop 60 Beans is expanding, which is exciting news for fans of the comfortable, laid-back spot. Although many of the details are still under wraps, we were able to score a few exciting tidbits to hold ourselves over! New additions to be introduced to the menu include pastas, […]

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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

27

2015

Have you been to Smorgasburg Queens yet? If you haven’t, it’s time to add it to your summer bucket list. Our neighborhood’s post of the popular Brooklyn food market has everything you loved about the original Smorgasburg, just closer to home and with less crowds. Bonus: it’s a ten-minute walk from LIC Flea, so you can […]

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Aug

20

2015

The LIC Block Party at SculptureCenter is a pretty perfect weekend event for friends, families, artists, neighbors, and pretty much everyone else. There’s live music and performances, booths with fun and interesting goods, artists waiting to lead activities, food, costumes, art from Queens based institutions, etc. What else could you want in a neighborhood block […]

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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

08

2015

Is there a better reason to gather your friends together on a weekend afternoon than unlimited brunch? Re-hashing the week (or the previous night’s shenanighans!) is always more fun when drinks are flowing. Take a look at our rundown of some of the best deals in the neighborhood, and share your favorites! We’ll continue to […]

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Aug

06

2015

A few months ago we got the scoop that the Broadway Cold Stone would be replaced by Nazca, a high-end Peruvian Restaurant. Nazca opens tonight with a soft launch through the weekend, and will have normal operating hours starting next week. We got out hands on a menu, which includes lots of seafood, interesting small plates, […]

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Jul

23

2015

Today we’re so excited to be giving away TWO TICKETS to this Sunday’s Katch Clam Bake. Enjoy lobsters, beers, steamers, and live music while hanging out with other awesome Astorians. Enter before 3pm on Saturday for a chance to win some seriously on point seafood action. (Don’t want to chance things? More info and ticket […]

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Jul

17

2015

You guys- much anticipated Mighty Balls is opening tomorrow (Saturday, July 18th at 11am, to be exact) and we have the inside scoop! Get excited for some pretty awesome meatball action. Located on an unexpected block on 34th Avenue, Mighty Balls will be serving up gourmet meatballs, tasty sides, and to-go portions of their famous […]

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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

10

2015

Joe DiStefano’s excitement for ethnic cuisine in Queens is contagious. The curator of the new Smorgasburg Queens: The World’s Fare shared with me his top three must-haves at the market that will hit Queens this Saturday, July 11th. Though I’m sure I’ll want to eat everything in sight, these standout vendors are now the top priority […]

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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

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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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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Jul

02

2015

Probably the most highly anticipated restaurant opening this summer is Bareburger’s spin-off concept, Burnside Biscuits. If you haven’t heard about Burnside yet expect fried chicken, biscuit sandwiches, and wood-fired veggies made from fresh, local, sustainable, and organic ingredients (whenever possible). On the drinks side, look for local beer and wine on tap and classic Southern-inspired […]

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