Hot Spots for Summer’s Long-awaited Return

Boy, it feels weird to be writing about things to do that aren’t from home or between two glass dividers. It’s now been a couple of years since we’ve had a normal summer, but the times are certainly changing. With complete normalcy almost within our grasp, it’s only right that we put together a piece for those ready to start enjoying their summer. 


Brunch at Cavali  

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When it comes to food and drink, the term “bottomless” is never a bad thing. That is particularly true at Cavali, where Saturdays feature 90 minutes of unlimited mimosas and sangria with brunch. For $45, pick a brunch entrée and enjoy as many drinks as you like, but pace yourselves, people – it’s hot out there. The deal is good from 2:00pm to 5:00pm and boasts tasty options like Penne alla Vodka, the Cavali Taco Trio, and Buttermilk Fried Chicken with Waffles.  

36-21  Steinway St. | 718.440.9121 


Addy’s Barbeque 

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You can’t have a true summer without indulging in some delicious barbeque, so why not give Addy’s a shot this time around? They’ve got an impressive menu with a little bit of everything, including a drink menu that features very summery options like Pina Colada shakes and strawberry Lassi (traditional Indian beverage). But of course, the main attraction this month is the BBQ. That’s where the Country Fried Steak and Chicken, Beef Short Ribs, Rib Eye Steak and more come in. So, take a chance and try something new. You never know what can become your next regular spot. 

30-94 Steinway St. | 718.433.9568 


John Brown BBQ 

John Brown BBQ


If you’ve already been to Addy’s and want to try something new, John Brown BBQ is a very worthy alternative. Their menu features different combos and platters of pulled pork, pork belly, rib tips, beef brisket, burnt ends, and cured pastrami. They’ve also got a supporting cast of chicken, specialty sandwiches, salads, and your everyday BBQ sides like mac and cheese, fries, and more. Make no mistake: between here and our previous recommendation, your BBQ cravings will be wholly satisfied.  

27-20 40th Ave. / 347.617.1120


International Meat Market  


International Meat Market

Ribeyes and cutlets and ham, oh my! Nothing beat your own masterful BBQ? Start the process off right with a trip to this neighborhood favorite, which carries everything from beef to duck. Customers not only rave about the superb quality of the meat, but how fun the experience of shopping in a market with such a large and diverse selection is. Skip the supermarket and give this neighborhood favorite a try. 

36-12 30th Ave. | 718.626.6656