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Dec 25, 2013

We Heart Astoria Food Talk *Christmas Day Edition*

We Heart Astoria Food Talk Christmas Edition covers Ovelia’s name day celebration, drinks and raw bar service at Mar’s, festive treats from La Guli Patry Shop, brunch and dinner service at The Thirsty Koala, and my hand-dipped pretzel recipe.

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christmas_eve_on_sesame_street_pdp_lowres-detail-mainMerry Christmas everyone!  Hope you’re all having a wonderful day off and are surrounded by good friends and family.  While many of you may be enjoying it at home or at someone else’s house, there are plenty of places you can pop into in the nabe and enjoy it Astoria style!
Ovelia_exteriorOvelia will be having a special Christmas day/name day celebration at 9:30 p.m. If your name is Chris the drinks are on Chris G.  No kidding! 34-01 30th Avenue, Astoria.  718.721.7217

mar's oystersMar’s Oyster bar will also open back up at 7 p.m. where you can enjoy festive drinks and their delicious raw bar. 34-21 34th Avenue, Astoria. 718.685.2480

la-guli-holiday-platterIf you’re spending Christmas at a friend’s or family member’s house, consider bringing these delicious, Italian-style treats from La Guli.  They’re open today til 5 p.m. so it’s not too late to grab some holiday cookies, Italian cheesecake, sfogliatelle, biscotti or any other yummies. 29-15 Ditmars Blvd, Astoria.  718.728.5612

crabbies-with-ginger-thirsty-koala-astoria-queensLooking to channel our friends from down under this Christmas? The folks at the Thirsty Koala have got you covered today with brunch and dinner service from 11:00 a.m. – 11:00 p.m. 35-12 Ditmars Blvd, Astoria.  718.626.5430

all-thyme-classic-cocktail-sweet-afton-astoria-queensA long afternoon with the family may warrant a good stiff drink this eve! Sweet Afton is just the place for that, as they’ll be open tonight and serving festive cocktails to boot. How about the Winter Old Fashioned? 30-09 34th Street, Astoria.  718.777.2570

chocolate-covered-pretzelsLooking to make something cheerful and festive for your holiday party? I recently made these hand dipped pretzel rods with all sorts of toppings that are making my guests and me really happy.  Hope you enjoy them too and vary them up your way!  Hand dipped pretzel recipe.

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