Guest Bloggers, Lucy Eats Alone, Restaurants May 04, 2013 Lucy Eats Alone – Lucy Emerges from the Dark Recesses of a Cigar Bar This edition of Lucy Eats Alone features Lucy’s enjoyment of rosé wine and empanadas (and tattooed bartenders) at Fatty’s Cafe in Astoria. Share this Scoop by WHA Guest total shares! Twitter Facebook Email Print This edition of Lucy Eats Alone features Lucy’s enjoyment of rosé wine and empanadas (and tattooed bartenders) at Fatty’s Cafe in Astoria. by WHA Guest Share this Scoop total shares! Twitter Facebook Email Print Related scoops Brunch at Winegasm Lucy Eats Alone – Lucy Believes It’s Never Too H (...) I’ve recently had the great pleasure of being reintroduced to the wonderful world of cigars, and as a result have been spending a fair amount of time checking out cigar bars in Manhattan. Turns out while I was either ensconced in a smoky room full of dudes in suits and leather furniture or buying Febreze, winter ended. Now that spring is here, I’ve been fantasizing about a little picnic in Astoria Park followed by a big glass of a serious red wine and a cigar (please keep it to yourself that sometimes that coffee cup I’m drinking out of at the park contains something other than coffee, and sometimes I make a ‘special’ boozy float with the assistance of Mister Softee). Wandering the neighborhood on a sunny afternoon, I walked by Fatty’s and Crescent and Vine and thought – what’s more summery than a glass of rosé? Crescent and Vine wasn’t open yet so I stopped into Fatty’s. I hadn’t been in some time and remembered how much I loved brunch in the back patio or late night drinks with someone who recently has been kicking my ass at Words With Friends. The menu is – I think – the same and still very vegetarian-friendly. The bartenders make great cocktails and often are appropriately tattoo’d – which is a plus in a cute bartender, if you care to know my opinion on the matter. I ordered one of each kind of empanada – chorizo, cheese and beef. All were delicious. The shells were crisp, the fillings flavorful and the salad was a nice compliment. Mid-afternoon the entire place was all women. My eavesdropping skills tell me 3 are teachers, 2 are working on their day drunk and two behind me at a table are making fun of a baby shower they just went to – these are all things I whole heartedly approve of on a Saturday afternoon. Maybe I should spend more time here. Twitter Facebook Email Print empanadasfatty's caferose wine Related scoops Brunch at Winegasm Lucy Eats Alone – Lucy Believes It’s Never Too H (...) 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.