Astoria, Food and Drink, Food Talk, Restaurants, Vegetarian and Vegan
Oct 23, 2013

We Heart Astoria Food Talk *Pizza & Cupcakes Edition*

We Heart Astoria Food talk focuses on Astoria’s best pizza including Milkflower, Tufino, Lorusso’s, Astoria Bookshop Robicelli’s cupcake event, Ovelia’s special diets menu items, pumpkin and fall flavors, and more.

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With the arrival of chillier weather this week, we’re excited to indulge in heartier, comforting foods.  So here goes – from delightful pizza pies, soups, pasta and gluten free goodies, we hope you enjoy these tasty nuggets.

brussels-sprout-pizza-milkflower-astoria-queens-2A big congrats to Milkflower for being named one of Eater’s 24 hottest pizzerias.  And when you’re hot, you’re hot, as these guys also got a mention in Serious Eats this week, together with Tufino as well.  Have you checked out Astoria’s pizza scene yet?


Beautiful foccacia from Lorusso. Photo credit: Anne Noyes Saini

Speaking of pizza and delicious Italian food, Astoria eateries can satisfy that craving.  Take a look at Anne’s epic “United Nations of Astoria – Italian Gems, Old and New” post this week.

Snowdonia Astoria Trappist BeerSnowdonia has launched a cleverly named blog called the Trappist Times, and just announced they’ll be hosting a “Living Art Through Makeup” event tomorrow from 6 p.m. – 10 p.m.  Get up close and personal to the makeup artists who transform humans into “awesomely terrifying zombies.” Sounds like fun – especially when paired with a stiff libation such as their smoked pepper mezcalita.  34-55 32nd Street, Astoria.  347.730.5783

MezzePumpkinIn honor of it almost being Halloween, we heart the flavors of pumpkin that are now incorporated on a lot of restaurant menus.  You can see this shine through at Brooklyn Bagel & Coffee Company with their pumpkin spice latte, Astor Bake Shop’s pumpkin cheesecake, Vesta’s squash soup with pumpkin seeds, and more.

Ovelia feta cubesDid you know that Ovelia now offers a ton of vegetarian, vegan and gluten free options?  A few examples are the grilled halloumi (gluten free), the Greek coffee steak (gluten free), braised calamari in red wine (gluten free), the kafteri (spicy peppers with feta – vegetarian) and a lot more.  34-01 30th Avenue, Astoria.  718.721.7217

robicellis-cupcakes-astoria-bookshopIf you love cupcakes, you’re not going to want to miss the Robicelli’s cupcake and book signing event at the Astoria Bookshop tomorrow at 7 p.m.  Allison and Matt, Robicelli,  founders and authors of the “Love Story with Cupcakes” cookbook will be on-site tomorrow.  31-29 31st Street, Astoria.  718.278.2665

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