March to These Faves! Over a Dozen Astoria Staples We Can’t Get Enough Of
At Ralph’s of Astoria the addiction is real. We have good news though. As of March 1st, the wait is finally over and Ralph’s will be reopening! Known for their vast variety of flavors like Cookie Craze, Mississippi Mud, and Pancake, Ralph’s also serves their sweets in a number of ways. are you a fan of the classics; ice cream and milkshakes? Or maybe you’re looking for something a bit more exciting such as a twister or one of their signature artic shakes. either way they are all loved by adults and kids alike. We suggest you ask for the Loyalty Reward Card. This is one guilty pleasure you should definitely feed into.
3002 30th St. | 917.396.1100 | @ralphsastoriany
Known for their expertise in Volume Lashes, the staff at Dollface are now also expertly trained in Lip Blushing and deliver stunning results time and time again. If you haven’t already heard of Lip Blushing, it’s a semi permanent procedure that subtly darkens the lips and / or lip line. The result is beautiful, natural, perfectly flushed lips without having to apply any makeup. Currently they have a special offer of $100 OFF your service. But that’s not all. Keep an eye out on their social media pages as they will be doing a “Hair Free Friday” promotion where all body areas will be deeply discounted. Follow @clubdollface and book online at clubdollface.com/book.
31-13 23rd Ave. | 718.844.7874 | @clubdollface
Ever since Hutch came to the neighborhood, they’ve been serving up elevated bar eats such as their Loaded Cheeseburger and Cevapi Platters. Not to mention their latest addition to the dessert menu, the Chocolate Chip Cookie A La Mode! The food alone is good enough to have you hooked, but then their drink list also stands out with everything from beer, wine, and cocktails like their Hudson Mule. With Tito’s Vodka, ginger beer, apple blossom, cinnamon, and lime juice, this might be our favorite Mule yet. For a real deal, check out their daily happy hour between 2pm-6pm where you can get 2 mixed drinks for $10. Best of all, Hutch is now open again for indoor dining and have started hosting brunch as of this month! Head over with some friends to see why everyone can’t stop talking about how great this place is.
35-0731stAve. | 347.832.0661 | @hutch_astoria
By now you’ve probably heard of Gift Box Astoria but if you haven’t, it’s a lovely gift and curio shop in the heart of the neighborhood. Wander inside and you’ll discover beautiful cards, artisan gifts, organic cosmetic products and so much more. This women owned business is also really big on promoting other women entrepreneurs, businesses, and artists, both locally and globally. All in all, this is an incredible local gift shop with international inspiration and impact to match.
25-11 broadway Ave. | 718.440.3411 | @giftboxastoria
The mother and daughter team at Tamalli has done it again. now they are back with a new sweet tamale that is sure to make your taste buds sing. The Tamal De Coco is everything and you have to DM to order to see why. The sweet and fresh coconut stands out as the highlight here and a perfect way to end your meal after trying some of their other savory varieties. To order from Tamalli, head over to their instagram @tamalli___. trust us, you won’t regret it!
Summer’s calling. now’s the time to become the best version of yourself! Start your journey with Catalina Orduz, certified personal trainer and sports nutritionist. She is dedicated to helping you achieve your body and health goals. Catalina has an exciting new 90 day challenge you don’t want to miss. Included in the challenge is a personalized meal plan, video tutorial routines, live virtual classes 3 times a week and more. During this 90 day challenge she’ll adjust your meal plan accordingly, while also updating your workout routine and tracking your progress weekly. Beyond the 90 day challenge, she also does single and group personal training sessions. Visit her online and book your first training sessions for free. Catalina is bilingual, speaking English and Spanish, and can’t wait to help as many people as she can.
929.257.5801 | @more_wellnessco
There’s nothing quite like getting the perfect bouquet of flowers and at Flowers by Lunelly, that’s what you get every time. Whether you are looking to adorn your apartment or surprise someone special, the team here knows just how to create a stunning arrangement. Our tip? Ask one of the flower designers to create an arrangement incorporating their favorite seasonal blooms.
29-22 36th Ave. | 718.784.0112 | flowersbylunelly.com
Burger Village caters to all with their utterly delicious, yet healthy options. Vegans and vegetarians will rejoice with the plethora of options they’ll have to choose from. In addition to their own handcrafted vegan burger patties, they also have both impossible (right) and Beyond (left) Burgers. You can ramp up your impossible Burger to a i-M-possible burger for a real treat. Piled with vegan mozz, lettuce, tomato, sautéed mushrooms, sautéed onions, fresh jalapeños, and a spicy vegenaise sauce, this burger is out of this world. The Beyond burger, not to be outmatched, can also be kicked up a notch. Topped with lettuce, tomato, vegan mozz, sautéed onions, fresh jalapeños and BBQ sauce, this burger has the added advantage of also being gluten free. These are just a few of many highlights at Burger Village. Order online to discover the rest! Which is your favorite burger? let us know!
40-17broadwayAve. | 929.296.9700 | burgervillage.com
Are you aiming to freshen up your look for the spring and summer? Check out Astoria Laser Spa for all things Laser Hair Removal and Deep Clean Facials. The team here has years of experience under their belt and manages to maintain an ultra clean and safe space while providing incredible results for their clients. For a limited time only, they also have specials on Deep Clean Facials at $95 and Bikini facials at $145. Call today or book online and tell them we sent you!
31-85 42nd St. | 347.368.6546 | @astorialaserspa
Looking to take on the tomato and feta dish that’s gone viral? Do it right and get the best ingredients from Titan, the best Greek speciality food store in Astoria. With everyone taking their own spin on this dish, Titan highlights a few ingredients, imported directly from Greece, to ensure your dish is the best one yet. When it comes to the feta, go with the Arahova barrel aged feta. For pasta, try the Misko whole wheat spaghetti and drizzle organic Iliada extra virgin olive oil over top. Add tomatoes, sprinkle Kalas natural Greek sea salt to taste before tossing in the oven. Lastly take a picture and send it to us when you’re done!
25-5631stSt. | 718.626.7771 | @titanfoods | titanfoods.net
For 3 years Art Room Hair Spa has been growing within the community family. Their passion
when it comes to the art of coloring hair is evident. They treat their clients like family and are truly delighted to be able to give so many of their neighbors the hair of their dreams. From balayage to ombre and all unique hair coloring designs in between, Art Room Hair Spa will exceed all expectations!
31-08 30th Ave. | 917.745.0456 | @artroomhairspa
Celebrate Women’s Month at Astoria’s Secret! This month, ladies can experience free corset & lingerie fittings as they enjoy killer cuisine & killer cocktail specials all month long! Venture inside The Lingerie Shoppe at Astoria’s Secret to discover the perfect venue to host your birthday, engagement or any special occasion. Now that indoor dining is back, you can set your party up inside or indulge in their secret backyard sanctuary! Package deals are available for private group parties from 6-18 guests. visit astoriassecret.com for more info on menus, private parties, house- made moonshine bottles, video & photo shoots and merch!
[email protected] | AuniquelySexySpeakeasy 28-53SteinwaySt.(Off30thAve.) | AstoriasSecret.com
Here in Astoria, we all love pizza and everyone seems to have their own opinion on whose is best. However, when it comes to Detroit style pizza, Bella Donna Pizza Garden reigns supreme. It may have something to do with the fact that master pie maker “Cousin Stevie Joe” has been in the pizza game for over 30 years. After taking one bite of this pizza you will be completely sold, but they can do more than pizza here. In fact, every one of their Italian dishes are outrageously good and they all feature top quality ingredients. With nicer weather right around the corner, you can enjoy these dishes outside on their backyard patio! For genuinely authentic pizza and Italian grub, check out Bella Donna Pizza Garden and follow them on Instagram @belladonnapizzagarden or visit their website belladonnapizzagarden.com to place your order.
37-05broadway | 718.777.7100 | @belladonnapizzagarden