Tag Archive for Astoria

Hungry City: The Secret to District Saigon’s Broths: Slow Cooking

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Source: NY Times Food

A new Vietnamese restaurant in Astoria, Queens, simmers its pho with patience and attention to ingredients.

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Hungry City: At King of Falafel, the Crown Jewels Are Chickpeas

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Source: NY Times Food

A popular street cart has spawned a new restaurant in Astoria, Queens.

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Hungry City: At Tut’s Hub, Egyptian Street Foods Get a Temple

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Source: NY Times Food

Imposing columns, statues of gods and three stories in Astoria, Queens.

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Restaurant Stakeout Host Opens Astoria Restaurant

Restaurant Stakeout Host Opens Astoria Restaurant

Source: Grub Street New York

Trendy is not exactly the first word that comes to mind when you think of Restaurant Stakeout host Willie “Jack” Degel. Nonetheless he’s getting in (late) on the whole farm-to-table thing as well as a speakeasy…all in one Astoria restaurant. According to Grub Street, Degel’s newest restaurant, Uncle Jack’s Meat Company, will be one part grill, modeled after early-20th-century meat factories, and one part VIP-only basement “speakeasy.” Uncle Jack’s Meat Company will be a “visual meat experience.” Whatever that means.

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Queens Comfort is Serving Up Cap’n Crunch Fried Chicken

Queens Comfort is Serving Up Cap'n Crunch Fried Chicken

Source: NYDiningGuide

Fried chicken is the new it thing, and Queens Comfort in Astoria isn’t just going to watch Fuku and Shake Shack duke it out. Meet their Cap’n Crunch fried chicken! Topped with pickles, slaw, tomato and spicy remoulade. The sandwich costs $16 and a worthy competitor in the fried chicken fiasco.

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Fishtales Opens in Astoria

Fishtales Opens in Astoria

Source: Eater NY

If you’re going to subject your out-of-town friend to a themed bar, at least make it someplace serving strong tiki drinks such as the new pirate themed bar like Fishtales. According to Eater, the space is decked out to look like a ship with fishnets and life preservers.

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Art Deco Coffee House Gossip Coffee Opens in Astoria

Art Deco Coffee House Gossip Coffee Opens in Astoria

Source: Eater NY

Sad the Mad Men season is over? Get your retro dosage by making Gossip Coffee your new go-to a.m. caffeine fix. An art deco styled coffee house called Gossip Coffee just opened in Astoria, according to Eater, and they’re serving 10 cold brew coffees and 10 iced teas on tap. There are also creative doughnuts such as Guinness glazed and a charming backyard.

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Burnside Biscuits Brings Fried Chicken and Duck-Fat Biscuits to Astoria

Burnside Biscuits Opens in Astoria

Source: New York Times Dining & Wine

Burnside Biscuits is not your poser hipster fried chicken. The new Astoria fried chicken spot serves up crisp fried local chickens brined in tea and lemon. According to Florence Fabricant for the Times, there are also “cloudlike duck-fat biscuits to serve alongside it, or to split for sandwiches.”

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Burnside Biscuits Comes to Astoria this July

Burnside Biscuits Comes to Astoria this July

Source: Eater NY

In a sea of Greek food, Burnside Biscuits has decided to call Astoria, Queens home. According to Eater, the restaurant is slated to open around July 13 and will be brining Southern cuisine to the neighborhood. Expect dishes like fried chicken that comes either naked, club style or hot, pimento mac and cheese, cornbread and grits.

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Bareburger to Open Fried Chicken and Biscuit Restaurant

Bareburger to Open Fried Chicken and Biscuit Restaurant

Source: Eater NY

It’s always a risky move when northerners adopt southern classics like fried chicken and biscuits, so we’re wishing Bareburger’s new fried chicken spot all the luck. According to Eater, their new biscuit and fried chicken restaurant called Burnside Biscuits in Astoria will offer a “northern twist on a southern specialty.” There will be biscuit sandwiches, fried chicken, wood-fired vegetables, and local beer and wine on tap.

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The King of Falafel & Shawarma to Open Brick and Mortar

The King of Falafel & Shawarma to Open Brick and Mortar

Source: Eater NY

A visit to Astoria is never complete without a visit to The King of Falafel & Shawarma cart. Food cart legend Freddy Zeideia will take his falafel and shwarma brick and mortar next month. The cart will still remain, and the shop will open just down the street for multi pal falafel and shawarma access points. At the restaurant there will be takeout and delivery options as well as counter service, seating for 30, and an expanded menu of Middle Eastern fare like charcoal-grilled kabobs, hummus, baba ganoush, and tabouli, according to Eater.

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Artichoke Basille Pizza Coming to Astoria

Artichoke Basille Pizza Coming to Astoria

Source: Eater NY

Greek food isn’t the only cuisine you can get in Astoria. Thanks to cousins Francis Garcia and Sal Basille, you can now dig into meatball pie and spinach and artichoke pizza! The cousins will be opening an outpost of popular pizza chain Artichoke Basille Pizza on 31 Street in the new year, according to Eater. The space formerly housed Frankie’s Pizza, which shuttered back in October.

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Sekend Sun Opens in Astoria

Sekend Sun Opens in Astoria

Source: Eater NY

If Buffalo fried oysters sound like your kind of thing head over to Sekend Sun, which just opened in Astoria last week. Owners Jay Zimmerman and Derrek Vernon opened up the spot  on 32-11 Broadway, according to Eater and drinks such as the house special, the black baby grand (Jameson, China China Amer, orange flower water, bitters and a sugar cube) are flowing freely. Be sure to try the Nutella beignets!

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Tacuba Mexican in Astoria is Now Open

Tacuba Mexican in Astoria is Now Open

Source: Eater NY

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Sugar Freak Plans to Revamp Menu and Open Brooklyn Location

Sugar Freak Plans to Revamp Menu and Open Brooklyn Location

Source: Eater NY

Looks like Orleans could have some competition, because according to Eater, Astoria’s Sugar Freak is planning a new space in Brooklyn. The restaurant recently confirmed that it plans to open a second outpost in the recently vacant Krescendo space on Atlantic Avenue. The original location will reopen later this month with new menu options like a sweet corn bacon mac and cheese, beignet sliders stuffed with pulled pork, and housemade ice cream.

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