Valentine’s Day in Astoria: there’s something for everyone!
By Loulou Chryssides
February’s here and we all know what that means: countless Instagrams of either ‘singles awareness’ memes or photos of couples you kind of knew (but didn’t really know) were still together. Fortunately, if you live in or are in close proximity to Astoria you know there are a variety of options to celebrate solo or with your significant other. Whether you’re single or happily taken, Astoria has something for you!
For those who equate Italian food with romance (you’re not alone), Gastroteca has a prix-fixe menu ready to go! The prix-fixe menu is $65 per person, and includes a complementary glass of prosecco along with a three-course meal. Diners can choose from hand-pulled mozzarella, beef tartare, or a salmon on a ricotta crostino to start, while main course options range from pasta such as risotto or lobster fettuccine to beef tenderloin and prawn scampi. To complete the meal, the third and final course is a choice of either a chocolate mousse cake or a honey panna cotta with strawberries. Mangia!
For our single friends, Katch is hosting a speed dating event for those aged 25-40. Along with each 3-minute date, guests can enjoy complimentary appetizers and additional drink specials. It should be noted that the event is ticketed and sure to fill up, so be sure to purchase your tickets here.
Any comedy lovers reading? Golden Girls fans? QED has a treat for you! From 7-9PM on Valentine’s Day the event space will be hosting a Golden Girls-themed Bingo party, hosted by Courtney Antonioli & Chris Chan Roberson. Tickets are $10, and can be purchased here. QED will also be hosting a Valentine’s Day stand-up comedy show from 9-10:30PM, for $10 that can be purchased here or at the door.
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On February 14th, DiWine is also hosting a prix-fixe menu priced at $65 per person, and $125 per couple. Bonus: the event will be jazz-themed, with a performance by the Chris Beaudry Trio. Diners can enjoy items such as scallops, short ribs and chicken accompanied by specialty cocktails for the occasion. Who doesn’t love a party with a theme?
On February 13th, Lockwood will be hosting a Galentine’s Day Block Party at each of its locations. Buyers can look for 15% off of their total purchase, free notebook monograms at Lockwood Paper, poetry candles by Zach Whitman, and many other perks. For additional information, please visit the official event page here.
Victory Garden Café
For those looking to extend the Valentine celebrations well into the weekend, Victory Garden Café is accepting reservations in their love-themed Garden Room from February 14th through Sunday, February 17th. Diners can choose from a three-course dinner menu with seafood and sirloin steak entrees for $39.99 per person. If you wanted to spice things up and swap dinner for brunch, Victory is also offering a $31.95 per person brunch menu with unlimited mimosas and their ‘Victory Love Potion’. For reservations, call 718-274-2087 or 917-373-7055, or email [email protected]
To you and your loved ones, we wish you a very Happy Valentine’s Day, Astoria!