7 Soul-Warming Soups For Cold Winter Months

Astoria Soups

Chase Away The Chill With these Seven Soups Seeking refuge from subzero temps? Nothing comforts you on a cold winter’s day quite like a warm bowl of soup. Whether it’s pho, chicken noodle, or soup dumplings you seek, these seven bowls of steaming soup are not only flavorful—they’re unique! District Pho at District Saigon For…

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Your Guide To New Year’s Eve Happenings

Toast the New Year Let the countdown begin! Kiss 2021 goodbye and say hello to the New Year. While 2021 proved to be a glimmer of hope in a post-pandemic world, welcoming the new year couldn’t come soon enough. With a new year, comes new beginnings. What better way to celebrate New Year’s Eve than…

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6 Must-have Bottles Of Wine For The Holidays

Wine Shopping Made Easy One of the best gifts to give (and receive) during the holidays would, of course, be a bottle of wine. But with so many options out there, it can be overwhelming to make a selection. Do you go with red or white wine? Once you decide on that, which variety do…

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The Best Christmas Cocktails Around Town

Drink and Be Merry The houses are strewn in lights, the smell of fir trees envelope the air, and it seems you can’t walk into a store without hearing a holiday jingle or two. You know what that means: It’s officially Christmas time in the neighborhood. One of the best ways to get into the…

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Meet Roosevelt Island’s First Cocktail Bar

The Panorama Room Situated in the middle of the East River lies Roosevelt Island. An island that was once the home to penitentiaries, insane asylums, and a small-pox hospital. These days, the ever-growing residential island is filled with green parks, shops, and restaurants. Upon the recent opening of the Graduate Hotel came a brand-new swanky…

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A Neighborhood Staple Turns 15

Ovelia Psistaria “Ovelia is the ancient Greek term describing the ritual of cooking lamb over an open flame,” explains brothers and co-owners Chris and Peter Giannakas. This year marks the 15th anniversary since the family-owned restaurant opened its doors in 2006, making waves in the neighborhood for serving contemporary Greek cuisine. Peter explains that his…

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The Best Events to Check Out This December Around the Borough

It’s A Winter Wonderland Out There The weather outside might be frightful, but there’s still plenty of fun to be had in Queens this December. From an immersive holiday lights festival at the Queens County Farm to holiday shopping markets featuring locally made goods in Astoria to indoor ice skating and hockey in Flushing, here’s…

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The 30 Best Restaurants In Astoria

Sanfords

Arguably one of the most significant melting pot communities in Queens, the Astoria and Long Island City area has become the new food haven for adventurous foodies seeking out worldly and authentic cuisine. From Ditmars to Vernon Blvd, award-winning restaurants are popping up everywhere—with no signs of slowing down anytime soon. With plenty of options…

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Sip On Something Local At The Rockaway Brewing Co.

Rockaway Brewing Co

A Local Brewery Is Making Waves In Queens While Oktoberfest may be over, grabbing a nice cold brew never goes out of style. While you might not think of Queens as a Mecca for breweries, in recent years more and more breweries have started popping up all over this borough. Tucked away in a little…

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The Best Martinis in Astoria

Sip On This Whether shaken or stirred, the martini remains prominent as one of the world’s most iconic cocktails. From “Sex and the City” to James Bond films, the popularity of this old-fashioned cocktail doesn’t look like it’s going anywhere anytime soon. As more and more cocktail bars keep popping up in Astoria, it seems…

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