Coffee, Restaurants Mar 26, 2011 The Queens Kickshaw is Awesome On Saturday, Mackenzi and I had the chance to check out The Queens Kickshaw as part of a media preview. Bottom line – this place is awesome. We loved everything (…) Share this Scoop by Meg Cotner total shares! Twitter Facebook Email Print On Saturday, Mackenzi and I had the chance to check out The Queens Kickshaw as part of a media preview. Bottom line – this place is awesome. We loved everything (…) by Meg Cotner Share this Scoop total shares! Twitter Facebook Email Print On Saturday, Mackenzi and I had the chance to check out The Queens Kickshaw as part of a media preview. Bottom line – this place is awesome. We loved everything about it: the space, the friendly owners and staff, and the delicious food and drink. I had a chance to sample three of the sandwiches – the Cheddar Mozzarella; the Gruyere; and the Gouda. The Gouda was my favorite, in part because of the pickled jalepeños (I’m a sucker for pickled jalepeños). It also involved gouda, black bean hummus, and guava jam, all on Balthazar brioche. It was accompanied by a salad of greens dressed in a sprightly jalepeño vinaigrette. Mackenzi loved the Gruyere sandwich, too. More details: They’ll be open from 7:30am-4:30 on weekdays, 9am-4:30pm on weekends. Their bread comes from Balthazar Bakery, as do their pastries. Their coffee is from Coffee Labs Roasters in Tarrytown NY. They use Hudson Valley Fresh milk, which comes from cows in Dutchess and Columbia Counties, so it’s pretty local. Their soda syrups are from P&H Soda Company, based in Queens. A number of their cheeses (mozzarella, feta) originate in the neighborhood. Craft beer and kombucha are coming this summer, along with extended hours. The space is rife with visually engaging, beautiful and sturdy reclaimed materials. They’ll do espresso drinks, coffee brewed over ice, pour overs, and are considering doing their iced coffee in a cold brewed system. Sodas are simply soda water and syrup. Food is all made in house. Everyone involved is super nice! I created a photoset of my afternoon at The Queens Kickshaw, the slideshow embedded below. Enjoy! The Queens Kickshaw 40-17 Broadway Astoria, NY 11103 Website: thequeenskickshaw.com Twitter: @queenskickshaw Facebook: The Queens Kickshaw Twitter Facebook Email Print 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. 3 Comments kim October 18th, 2011 I plan to go soon and debating between the machego and gouda sandwich. Which should I choose? And have you tried the kitchen sink salad? :) Reply mackenzi October 18th, 2011 Have them all! They’re just that good ;) Reply Queens Swap Tomorrow! | Queens Swap May 21st, 2011 […] They’ve been open a couple of months and have already garnered a lot of great press from bloggers and media heavy hitters alike. You can check out their full list of press reviews on their Press […] Reply Leave a Reply Cancel replyYour email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *Comment * Name * Email * Website Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.