Beer and Wine, Coffee, Dessert, Featured, Food and Drink, Sponsored, Wine Sep 26, 2016 Exciting Additions at OK Café Whenever I’m in the Ditmars area I always make a point to stop in and refuel at OK Café. Tucked away of the busy thoroughfare, I can’t get enough of (…) Share this Scoop by Emily Rios total shares! Twitter Facebook Email Print Whenever I’m in the Ditmars area I always make a point to stop in and refuel at OK Café. Tucked away of the busy thoroughfare, I can’t get enough of (…) by Emily Rios Share this Scoop total shares! Twitter Facebook Email Print Related scoops A Sneak Peek at OK Coffee, a New Cafe Coming to the Ditmars Area Whenever I’m in the Ditmars area I always make a point to stop in and refuel at OK Café. Tucked away of the busy thoroughfare, I can’t get enough of the lattes, iced coffees, teas, and espressos. However this is no longer just a coffee stop. During a recent trip to Spain the Ok Café owners found themselves in quaint wine bars; slowly sipping a glass of vino while snacking on cheese plates, savory snacks, and great desserts. After that experience, and chatting with their customer base, the team decided to turn their beloved coffee shop to an intimate wine spot after dark. Their curated wine menu will change with the seasons. Although the selection list is short, there has been tremendous care put into finding a series of great wines. During our tasting we enjoyed four late summer varietals. Of all the ones we tried I want to call out the Torrontes (Alta Vista). This was a varietal that I’d never had before, the grapes are only grown in a specific region in Argentina. The taste reminded me of a crisp/juicy Muscat without the sweetness. Read super easy to drink…(and we did!). Give it a try! Along with a nice big glass of wine you can also get a cheese and meat tray. Marinated olives, Manchego and aged Cheddar cheese, thinly sliced salami, and toasty bread. Or a crispy empanada that comes in three flavors; Argentina Beef, Chipotle chicken, and Spinach and Portobello mushroom. (chicken and spinach shown above). Personally I liked the chicken, that chipotle gave it a nice little kick. Empanadas are a great savory treat to eat while wine sipping. Would you believe that this brownie is gluten free!!! I couldn’t believe it, but I ate the whole thing…including the ice cream. It was some real ooey gooey deliciousness. This brownie was my favorite dish of the night, not surprising since I have some deep love for brownies. This brownie went perfectly with our final wine glass of the evening, a dark and robust Malbec. Wine not your thing, that’s okay, they also serve several beer bottle options. If your looking for a chill place to have a glass of wine, a snack prior to dinner, or a chocolaty dessert. Ok Café is the perfect place for just that. As per usual these beautiful photos were taken by no other than Marielle Solan. If you have any an upcoming photo needs (engagement, wedding, family, whatever!), I encourage you to utilize this Astoria talent! OK Cafe (22-04 33rd Street)| (718) 440-8789 okcafeastoria.com | Facebook | Twitter | Instagram This post is sponsored by Ok Café. Thanks for supporting the brands that support We Heart Astoria. Twitter Facebook Email Print cheese platterempanadasOK Cafe About Emily Rios Emily Rios manages special events, sponsored content and advertising clients as WHA's Business Development Director. She is a passionate and dedicated youth developer with a strong background in non-profit management, and works as Senior Manager of Youth Leadership at generationOn. Related scoops A Sneak Peek at OK Coffee, a New Cafe Coming to the Ditmars Area One Comment Lynn Nevins October 3rd, 2016 Thanks for this awesome update on OKC. Just fyi, while the FB Share link works, the Twitter one does not appear to work (…just in case you are able to fix!) Tx! Reply 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.