Fall in Love with Astoria this February!
February is for showing some love. It’s a great time to highlight some of our favorite new openings throughout the area. From enjoying delicious slices of pizza to trying new expertly crafted Caribbean-style cocktails, be sure to enjoy some of our special picks for this month’s new kids on the block!
We’ve reached the point in the season where we’re dreaming about beach days and sunshine. Can’t head to the Caribbean this winter? Take a trip to the Dominican Republic without ever leaving Astoria when you visit BOSKÉ. Astoria’s newest restaurant/lounge brings a beautiful atmosphere to dine and enjoy, right on Steinway. The menu presents classic Caribbean dishes with a twist. To start, be sure to try the Mofunguitos, which are smashed green plantains topped with a garlic butter sauce, and which can also be served with shrimp or chicharron. If you’re looking to take your meal to the next level and try something a bit more filling, then the Chofan is a must. Chofan is a Latin take on the fried rice dish most of us love. BOSKÉ also offers opportunities to host private events to mark the special moments in your life with delicious food and music sure to make your party great.
28-43 Steinway St. / @boskeastoria
Let’s face it: the winter calls for some comfort food to warm up after those long, cold days. Fer is Long Island City’s newest eatery, serving Asian comfort food sure to please. With a welcoming location within walking distance from major transportation hubs such as Queensboro Plaza and Queens Plaza, Fer opened as an offshoot of the original Manhattan restaurant known as the Burp Bowl Cafe. The newest addition presents regional flavors from Southwest China, and has a variety of dishes for both noodle lovers and vegetarians alike. For starters, a must try is the infamous Mapo Tofu dish, which is a noodle dish comprised of Mapo tofu, scallions, and bok choy. Other standout dishes include the drooling chicken entree and saucy sesame cold noodles.
41-10 29th St. / @fer.restaurant
Nonna’s 1977 Pizzeria
The Queens favorite known as Nonna’s 1977 has now officially opened up shop right near Ditmars on 23rd Avenue! Known for its incredible square pies with the most appetizing selection of flavors from which to choose from, it’s only right that Nonna’s 1977 is dominating the Queens pizza scene. And they’re not just all pizza, as the eatery also offers delicious pasta dishes, filling sandwiches, salads, sides, and more. Bonus points if you’re looking to cater your SuperBowl parties this month with what’s sure to be a hit, as Nonna’s 1977 also offers catering menus for up to 16 people. Not sure what to try first? Their Nikita is a great place to start, a pie topped with penne a la vodka, freshly made mozzarella, and basil.
29-13 23rd Ave. / @nonnas1977pizzeria
Saucey Pizza Bar
Marketing itself as ‘your girl’s favorite pizza joint’, Saucey Pizza Bar is fast becoming a hidden gem in Long Island City. This pizza spot is open Tuesday through Saturday evenings, and offers a retro glam experience complete with outstanding Neapolitan-style pizzas and creative cocktails to pair your pizza with. Classics include pizzas such as the Margherita and Veggie, but veer into more creative territory with choices such as the Saucey and Trufa. Our favorite? The Franki & Valli, which is a Neapolitan thin-crust pie topped with speck, zucchini puree, shaved parmesan, and fior di latte mozzarella. If you’re looking to share your Saucey experience with friends and make some pies, then definitely check out Saucey’s pizza-making packages.
36-21 Review Ave. / @sauceypizzabar
Be sure to share the love and visit our new Astoria businesses this February!