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. Share this Scoop by Judith Rich total shares! Twitter Facebook Email Print 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. by Judith Rich Share this Scoop total shares! Twitter Facebook Email Print Related scoops Superbowl LII Specials and Watch Parties in Astoria, LIC, an (...) Best of Astoria 2016 – Meg’s Picks The Morning After: New Year’s Day Brunch in Astoria and LIC 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. A 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 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 In 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. Did 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 If 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 Twitter Facebook Email Print Astoria Bookshopbrooklyn bagel & coffee companyCupcakesMilkflowerOveliapizzapumpkinrobicelli'sTufino Related scoops Superbowl LII Specials and Watch Parties in Astoria, LIC, an (...) Best of Astoria 2016 – Meg’s Picks The Morning After: New Year’s Day Brunch in Astoria and LIC 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.