Food

Auntie Eli’s Tuesday Treat: Chocolate Chip Cookies!

This week’s Tuesday Treat is: Mama’s Chocolate Chip Cookies! Basic ingredients are crucial. Do not mess with them! Flour, liquid, salt, fat and leavening ingredients are all equally important for a recipe. Baking is chemistry. Every little detail counts. Unlike cooking, you must measure everything accurately with the right measuring…

Antika Astoria

Antika: “We Are Grateful To This Community”

Image via Antika (@antikaastoria) Instagram. With so much fear and uncertainty, there has been a need now more than ever to provide to our neighbors. Antika’s owner Jerry Sbarro along with one chef, and one pizza chef, have been committed to doing everything they can to stay open and support…

Auntie Eli’s Tuesday Treat: Vanilla Cake/Cupcakes!

A little bit about Auntie Eli… Born and raised in Astoria from Cypriot parents, I studied as a graphic designer but always had a passion for baking. On impulse, in 2010, I rented a small spot in Larnaca, Cyprus and named it Auntie Eli’s. This all happened in a matter…

Monikas Cafe-Bar

Monika’s Cafe-Bar Is Closing

Image via Monika’s Cafe-Bar (@monikascafebar) Instagram. After over 20 years in business Monika’s Cafe-Bar, located at 32-90 36th St., is closing. Monika’s team announced the difficult decision to shut down on social media. The bar/restaurant has been closed since March 15th, when city restaurants were shut in order to prevent…

The Shady Lady Astoria

Shady Lady Is Looking To Make An Experience Out Of Take-Out

Images courtesy of The Shady Lady. Shady Lady’s owner Billy Pappas is learning to adapt day by day to the COVID19 situation. Times are definitely tough with having to make so many cuts, and having no certainty in tomorrow. Till things get better, business is just about learning to adjust…

Chip Is Back And Giving Back!

All images courtesy of Chip NYC. After closing for a month to protect the safety and health of its employees, Chip has finally reopened its doors! The team at Chip emphasizes the importance of practicing good health practices, making sure that the work environments are clean and germ free, and…

Auntie Elis Bakery Astoria Baker

Enjoy this Tuesday Treat by Auntie Elis!

Not only is baking one of those things that brings happiness to people, but it is also fun, therapeutic and a piece of cake once you learn the basics. Who could resist the smell of freshly baked apple pie or cinnamon buns? I know I can’t! One of the easiest…

Ovelia: Learning by Adjustment & Experimentation Through COVID-19

As we know, there has been a lot of uncertainty regarding COVID19 and what it means for the future of restaurants in our community. Ovelia has taken many new initiatives to ensure its survival during these difficult times, and preparing for the new ways in which people will be dining…

NYC Bagels Astoria

NYC Bagels Is Doing Its Part

Image courtesy of NYC Bagels. NYC Bagels is another local spot staying open for its customers, but alas the stress and pressure of COVID19 is affecting business here as well. Known for the warmth and good vibes, things are just not the same when people aren’t able to sit and…

NY Space Finders Luca Di Ciero

An Optimistic Outlook For Astoria During And After COVID-19

Image courtesy of Luca Di Ciero. NY Space Finders is one of the most multifaceted real estate companies around specializing in industrial leasing, commercial lofts, residential homes, and more! After working in Manhattan, founder and Astoria native Luca Di Ciero saw the “slow period” during the 2008 crisis as an…