The 20 Best Brunch Spots Right Now

Summer is here, which means it’s time to kick back, relax, and enjoy a leisurely weekend brunch with your besties. Luckily, there’s no shortage of restaurants offering fantastic brunch options throughout Astoria, Sunnyside and Long Island City. These spots serve up everything from savory chicken and waffles to stacks of sweet fluffy pancakes, as well…

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Cocktail Preview: 9 Places That Serve Delicious Drinks

Cool Off With a Cocktail Spring is in the air — and there’s never been a better time to cool off with a cocktail (or two) in the neighborhood. From brunch staples like mimosas and Bloody Marys to refreshing margaritas in every flavor you can imagine to inventive drinks using seasonal ingredients, here are some…

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A Celiac’s Guide to Gluten-Free Dining 

No Wheat, No Problem After being diagnosed with celiac disease two years ago, I had to drastically change my diet. Luckily, I quickly learned there’s no shortage of gluten-free options in Astoria — so I could, thankfully, still enjoy plenty of my favorite foods. Since May is Celiac Disease Awareness Month, I wanted to highlight…

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Your Guide to Cinco De Mayo

Time for a Fiesta!  We might be biased, but we happen to think Astoria is the best place to celebrate Cinco de Mayo. That’s because there’s no shortage of Mexican and Latin-inspired restaurants in the neighborhood. These local spots serve up tacos with every filling you can imagine, super-crispy chips with fresh guac, refreshing margaritas…

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7 Places to Get Your Bubble Tea Fix

Boba Explosion!  Boba tea, also known as bubble tea or pearl milk tea, is a popular drink that originated in the 1980s in Taiwan. While there are lots of variations, typically this drink contains a mix of black tea, milk, flavoring, ice and chewy tapioca pearls, which come from the cassava root. All of the…

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7 Ways to Honor Earth Day Every Day

Do Good for the Planet With Earth Day taking place on April 22, now is a great time to take stock of your habits and think about how they impact the environment. There are several easy changes you can make that will have a positive—and lasting—effect on the planet. In honor of Earth Day, here…

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7 Restaurants That Serve Mouthwatering Pasta 

Pasta Porn Astoria is known for its world-class cuisine, and one of the best dishes you can find here is pasta. With many charming Italian trattorias dotting the neighborhood, you’ll feel like you’ve been transported to Rome without ever leaving the borough. So where should you head for an epically delicious bowl of pasta? Start…

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Where to Spend St. Patrick’s Day in the Neighborhood

The Luck of the Irish!  One of the most festive days of the year is here: St. Patrick’s Day! And there’s no shortage of fantastic bars and restaurants in the neighborhood to celebrate on March 17th. Whether you want to sip on a green drink in honor of the holiday, nosh on authentic Irish cuisine…

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Carla: Upscale Eats In a Warm, Casual Setting

The latest addition to the LIC foodie scene has something for everyone If you’re looking to enjoy upscale food in a casual environment, head to Carla, a new hidden gem in the neighborhood.  Carla, which opened in July, is the latest addition to the growing foodie scene in Long Island City. Like its sister store,…

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9 Best Places to Get Wings on Super Bowl Sunday

Winning Wings Super Bowl LVI, taking place on February 13, is the biggest sports day of the year. It’s one where many of us gather ‘round the TV with plenty of snacks and apps while cheering on our chosen team. Wings, of course, are a must-have food on any game day menu. Luckily, you don’t…

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