Last week, I happened to be on a date and suggested that we head over to Ornella’s in Astoria. Â I hadn’t been in nearly two years, but remembered our meal was fabulous. Â When I walked in, I was shocked when the owner recognized me, and was also shocked that it was $10 pasta [...]
My friend Tom and I love lobster. So much so that we’ve tried several lobster rolls around this fine city. When I saw a Groupon for $39 to Psari in Astoria that included two lobster deals, with two sides, two soups/salads and two drinks, I instant messaged Tom and let him know that our [...]
Some of my guy friends (um Dave) could really pack in a ton of food if they wanted to. Â If you consider taking on an all you can eat ribs night asÂ a personal challenge, consider swinging by MexiQ in Astoria on a Tuesday. Â For just $19, enjoyÂ St. Louis-style pork ribs with yourÂ choice of sauce, [...]
Here’s a reason to come to Astoria each and every Monday. MexiQ, located on 30th Ave and 37th Street (5 stops in from Manhattan, people, about 15 minutes from 59th and Lex), offers a burger and a beer for $10.Â Choose from several carefully sourced craft beersÂ on tap along with any of the menuâ€™s innovative [...]
For years, I had been reading about a $10 pitcher and 25 cent wing special every Tuesday at Dillingers here in Astoria. Dillingers is a little big off the beaten path, on 30th Ave but around 46th Street.
My friend and I arrived on Tuesday around 8pm and it was packed. Â I initially thought [...]
I recently got a bike, and just to be honest, the bike was really because I wanted to explore other food venues in our neighborhood easily without having to wait for the subway (yes, true confessions of a fat kid). So on Saturday, my boyfriend and I biked to Ditmars Blvd in Astoria to [...]
One of my new favorite restaurants in Astoria is John Brown’s Smokehouse. Â This place is a little bit off the beaten path and is located at 37th Ave and Crescent Street, so for you Manhattan folks, it is three stops into Queens on the N or Q train.
John Brown’s [...]
Here in Astoria, the King (of Falafel) sits on his throne at 30th Street and Broadway. Â And by God, does this man deserve his throne. Â After all, he’s the 2010 Winner of the Vendy Awards, so you know that means he’s a top food truck.
The King of Falafel and Shawarma is my go-to [...]
One of my favorite places to eat in Astoria is 5 Napkin Burger. Â Now before you start thinking this is another Astoria post, there are locations in Hell’s Kitchen and the Upper West Side too!
I’ve only eaten at the Astoria location, and I have to say, it is a great addition to the [...]
Astoria has been getting some great restaurants lately. The latest addition to the neighborhood is The Queens Kickshaw, that’s a coffee shop specializing in gourmet grilled cheese sandwiches. I’ve been twice and I loved it both times. First, I love cheese. You may recall I plan on naming my kid Brie, Colby and Jack [...]