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Feb

08

2016

Click to enlarge. While screwing around doing research on Facebook this weekend, I wandered over to the District Mot page and learned that they’ve got an opening date! Their grand opening is planned for this Friday, February 12 at 5pm. For now they’ll be serving just dinner, but we expect that brunch and maybe lunch […]

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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 […]

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Feb

05

2016

Last December we wrote about the start of what might be a “crepe invasion” of the neighborhood—Japanese style crepes have arrived in Astoria. This week I had a chance to be in the vicinity of Brother Crepe, located on the southeast corner of 30th Avenue and 42nd Street. Since I had never had a Japanese style […]

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Jan

20

2016

Welcome to the first news and rumors post of 2016. We’ve been watching the chatter about the neighborhood and thought we’d update you on what’s what, all in one place. One of the most anticipated additions to the neighborhood is the brick-and-mortar location of King of Falafel. His restaurant at 30-15 Broadway is really coming along […]

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Jan

11

2016

Last week there was a quite a stir when the above scrawled signage was spied over on Broadway between 29th and Crescent in the former Oyster Cafe of New York location. We’ve got the scoop on this new venture from Vite Vinosteria. Vite Bar will open next month and according to the owners, will reflect […]

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Jan

07

2016

  We’ve profiled lots of veteran Astoria businesses in this series, like powerhouses Petey’s Burger and Sac’s Place, but this week we’re going to feature a new kid on the block, Kurry Qulture. We enjoyed a wonderful evening sampling their menu on a rainy December night in 2015, and can’t wait to see what success the new […]

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Jan

06

2016

New Year’s resolutions don’t have to be painful. If your goal for 2016 was to break a bad habit or cut back on something you love, like coffee or chocolate, why not reward yourself with a resolution that’s actually fun? In our neighborhood, there are so many exciting things to eat, drink, learn, and experience, so […]

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Dec

19

2015

Here at We Heart Astoria, we sometimes like to do a thought exercise about what the next trend will be in Astoria. We’ve already seen burgers, pizza, froyo, and kale salads (seems everyone has one on their menu)—but could crepes be the next big thing? Last year Yogurt La Crepe opened up on Ditmars and […]

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Dec

17

2015

It’s no secret that We Heart Astoria loves Queens Comfort. Not only did we throw a smash-hit surprise party there recently, we’ve also included them in our 12 Days of Giveaways holiday extravaganza. Time is running out to enter, so get on it! No one does off-the-wall, whimsically delicious food like QC. Where else can you find […]

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Dec

16

2015

After having a couple conversations with the fine folks at Zorba’s Souvlaki Plus, I realized I should let you know that they will be closing after this weekend—Sunday is their last day until they reopen in the new year. And when they reopen, the place will be much bigger, with an expansion beyond the back […]

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Dec

16

2015

Our sixth annual 12 Days of Giveaways is unfortunately coming to a close. Thousands (over 5,000 to be exact!) of you have joined in our holiday giveaway shenanigans. Take comfort in the fact that we’ll be back here again next year, and today’s giveaway can provide a lot of that comfort. In today’s final giveaway […]

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Dec

14

2015

Walking by the corner of Ditmars and 35th yesterday afternoon I noticed that they have festived up their dining room and also have a sign and sandwich board announcing their opening TONIGHT at 6pm! Back in October we mentioned that their tagline appears to be “‘chips & beer & wine.” Look for dishes that feature […]

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Dec

09

2015

The Astor Room is one of our favorite places to eat, drink, and be merry. With today’s giveaway you can do all three! We’ve got a $100 gift card for the winner of this giveaway. I mean think of what you could do with a $100 to the Astor Room! Use it for rounds (upon […]

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Dec

07

2015

It’s a new week which means a whole new week of giveaways! Sure nobody likes Mondays, but  thanks to Bareburger the day just got a little better. Bareburger is not only organic and delicious; they are also a home grown institution. Up for grabs, not one, but two $100 gift cards!! Which means two lucky […]

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Dec

04

2015

  Chances are, you’ve passed by Kurry Qulture on 30th Ave. It’s a brand-new restaurant in the former Bourbon & Vine space, and let me tell you: you’ve never had Indian like this before. Sonny, the warm and welcoming owner, treated us to a fantastic dinner on a rainy weeknight, and we’re eager to share the […]

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