12 Days of Giveaways Dec 20, 2011 12 Days of Giveaways, Day 11 – Ovelia and Sweet Afton Well, we’re really in the home stretch in our 12 Days of Giveaways! The next two giveaways bring you double the fun – for Day 11, we are offering a 3 (…) Share this Scoop by Meg Cotner total shares! Twitter Facebook Email Print Well, we’re really in the home stretch in our 12 Days of Giveaways! The next two giveaways bring you double the fun – for Day 11, we are offering a 3 (…) by Meg Cotner Share this Scoop total shares! Twitter Facebook Email Print Related scoops Where to Get Fun, Non-Alcoholic Drinks in Astoria Amidst a Major Subway Shutdown, #WHABacksTheBusiness Cocktail Magic at The Queens Cup Well, we’re really in the home stretch in our 12 Days of Giveaways! The next two giveaways bring you double the fun – for Day 11, we are offering a 3 course dinner for 2 people at Ovelia and 2 tickets to the New Year’s Eve party at Sweet Afton! As you know, the food at Ovelia is delicious – there’s something for everyone, meat eater and vegan alike. The NYE party at Sweet Afton will feature an open bar including beer, wine, liquor, and cocktails, as well as finger food and a champagne toast at midnight. This is a fantastic giveaway package, full of greatness at two of Astoria’s finest food spots. We’re really excited to be able to bring it to you! To enter, all you have to do is tell us your favorite dish or drink at either establishment. Is it the loukaniko at Ovelia? The fried pickles at Sweet Afton? Or the inventive cocktails at either spot? We want to know! We’ll accept comments until Thursday, December 22, and choose a winner at random on Friday. Good luck! And, don’t forget to enter the giveaway from Sweetleaf, either! Twitter Facebook Email Print 12 Days of GiveawaysGiveawaysOveliaSweet Afton 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. Related scoops Where to Get Fun, Non-Alcoholic Drinks in Astoria Amidst a Major Subway Shutdown, #WHABacksTheBusiness Cocktail Magic at The Queens Cup 47 Comments Wan Hang December 23rd, 2011 Only had brunch at Ovelia before and liked their French Toast a lot. Would love to try dinner there one day. Daniel Rios December 22nd, 2011 I have only been to Sweet Afton so far. I loved the fried beer battered pickles that my friends and I shared while making our way through the beer menu. Great laid back atmosphere is perfect for drinks. Steve December 21st, 2011 Fries at Sweet Afton and the Sausage at Ovelia Bella December 21st, 2011 here’s a shout out to the root beer at sweet afton! I’ve been looking for an excuse to try their fried pickles, so here’s hoping “we heart astoria” can give me the opportunity! Wes December 21st, 2011 The Gin Basil at Sweet Afton (made with St. Germaine, the liquor of my homeland) changed the way I look at cocktails. Describing something as tasting “clean” always seems like a pretentious way of saying nothing, but if you want the quintessential example of a “clean” taste, order the Gin Basil on a Sunday afternoon. Throw in some (decidedly not “clean” but nonetheless delicious) fried pickles, and you have the best quick brunch in the city. Bonnie December 21st, 2011 I know it’s not a creative answer, but Sweet Afton’s friend pickles are the reason it’s our go-to bar! and the burgers aren’t half bad either ;) Brendan December 21st, 2011 Sweet Afton + (Bloody Mary x 5). Sunday Funday. Ashley December 21st, 2011 Sweet Afton’s grilled cheese washed down with a Captain Lawrence is an after school snack fit for adults. Shawn December 21st, 2011 The Gruyere Grilled Cheese on Pullman Loaf at Sweet Afton is delicious! Shawn December 21st, 2011 The Gruyere Grilled Cheese on Pullman Loaf is delicious! Kat December 21st, 2011 Deep fried pickles FTW. Have always wanted to try both places on NYE :) Toby December 21st, 2011 Sweet Afton’s fried pickles ftw! Krista December 21st, 2011 Sweet Afton has the most delicious fries! Kittson December 21st, 2011 I think the burger at Sweet Afton is the best in the neighborhood! Doug December 21st, 2011 The fried pickles @ Sweet Afton are the best! Maria Castro December 21st, 2011 sorry, but I have to give crazy props to both establishments!! out of all the greek spots in Astoria, I really think Ovelia has the best spinach pie!! and I have to give much credit to the deep fried pickles at Sweet Afton!! Carrie December 21st, 2011 They cook the burgers in pickle brine at Sweet Afton… I drool in my sleep thinking about them! Martha December 20th, 2011 Only tried the lamb/beef kebab at Ovelia before and loved it. Would like to try something else next time. Lisa December 20th, 2011 The baby shark at ovelia is to die for!! Sarah December 20th, 2011 sweet afton veg burger is noms Kase December 20th, 2011 I am obsessed with Sweet Afton’s mac and cheese and, well, any of their cocktails. But especially the rye root beer. And I’d love the excuse to try out Ovelia! Alison December 20th, 2011 Sweet Afton’s mac-n-cheese is a-maaaz-ing! Nom nom nomity :) Somehow still haven’t tried out Ovelia, if I win this [*crossing fingers and toes*], I’ll finally make it there :) Stephanie December 20th, 2011 I LOVE the mousaka at Ovelias, yum! Jenny December 20th, 2011 I love brunch at Ovelia. The sausage choices are great. Sweet Afton – the pickles are good but really, I love the whole package. Erin Smith December 20th, 2011 Two of my favorite Astoria places. I would LOVE to win this! My favorite dishes at Ovelia are the loukaniko and skordalia. My favorite drink at Sweet Afton is seasonal mulled wine. Aj December 20th, 2011 The burgers at sweet afton are out of control. But those fried pickles, with that sauce…incredible. Peter December 20th, 2011 Definitely fried pickles at sweet afton and the grilled octopus at Ovelia Ann Marie December 20th, 2011 the gin and basil at Sweet Afton is my go-to. mmm. Alex December 20th, 2011 Fried pickles, without a doubt NYCBird December 20th, 2011 Grilled cheese at Sweet Afton is hard to beat. Pickles too. Oh my. Katie December 20th, 2011 I’ll give both, I like the lemon potatos at Ovelia and the mac and cheese at Sweet Afton. Yum!! Michelle December 20th, 2011 Ovelia’s fruit fries Catherine December 20th, 2011 fried pickles @ afton!! brandi December 20th, 2011 fried pickles at sweet afton, duh! Steph December 20th, 2011 grilled octopus at ovelia with a glass of white wine…and of course the fried pickles from sweet afton. yum! Alex December 20th, 2011 Fried pickles all the way Mike S December 20th, 2011 Haven’t yet been to Ovelia but here it’s wonderful – I’ve only been an Astorian for a little over 2 months now, but am making good progress on my tour to eat everywhere in this wonderful city (over 20 restaurants already). Make Ovelia my next! (Sorry Sweet Afton, but I’m booked for New Years) Erica Dunn December 20th, 2011 Definitely the sweet tea at sweet afton and the mac & cheese! Jhani December 20th, 2011 Sweet Afton is hands-down my favorite bar in Astoria. That Mac-N-Cheese with bacon? Don’t get me started. And my boyfriend and I have been dying to try Ovelia for awhile now. We need a motivation boost! Erica B. December 20th, 2011 The homemade sausage… Loukaniko! Lindsay December 20th, 2011 The Witte Screwdriver at Sweet Afton – somehow beats the bloody mary for my favorite brunch drink of all time. Michelle P December 20th, 2011 Sausages at Ovelia Kat4a December 20th, 2011 A great chance to try Ovelia for the first time and to party down with some of their delicious cocktails on NYE at Sweet Afton! Ashleigh December 20th, 2011 I’m not going to lie, I love EVERYTHING at Ovelia. I think that their Xtapodi Stin Stara (Grilled Octopus) is better than everywhere else in Astoria, though, because it’s grilled on coals! Alex December 20th, 2011 For me it’s a tie between the fried pickles and the burgers at Sweet Afton. Steven Rossi December 20th, 2011 My favorite dish at Ovelia is the Greek Coffe Steak and I enjoyed seeing the Alex Skolnick Trio play there a few weeks ago! Julia December 20th, 2011 Sweet Afton’s rye root beer is the best! Comments are closed.