Food

Say Goodbye To Summer On A Refreshing Note With Fitrition!

Photo/Fitrition Astoria Facebook Looking to end summer on a healthy note? Fortunately, New York’s go-to health food destination Fitrition has not one, but two, locations in the heart of Astoria! From smoothies to açai bowls, each Fitrition location has a multitude of health-conscious products. Meal on-the-go? No problem: Fitrition also…

Say Goodbye To Summer With Delicious Treats From Chip NYC

Photo/Chip NY With long summer days winding down, and cooler weather approaching, what better way to say goodbye to sweet summer than taking a trip to Chip? Can you ever go wrong with a delicious, freshly-baked cookie? The answer is no…especially when said cookie is from Astoria’s own Chip NYC!…

Auntie Eli’s Tuesday Treat: Cheesecake Brownies!

Cheesecake Brownies This recipe makes approximately 30 brownies. First, preheat the oven to 350ºF. Ingredients 460 gr. butter 4 cups sugar 8 eggs 2 cups cocoa 2 cups flour 2 tsp. salt 1 tsp. baking powder Ingredients For Cheesecake Topping 375 gr. cream cheese 2 eggs 1/2 cup sugar Method…

Queens of Queens

Photo/Tanzania Hughie On a sunny Saturday my eyes are filled with sunlight and delight because I live in the best city in the world. No one can debate it, all New Yorkers have a love hate relationship with the city. You can’t stand your roommate but, you love your apartment….

International Meat Market: Astoria’s Go-To Butchers Since 1996!

Despite the changing neighborhood, one thing remains the same: International Meat Market, located at 36-12 30th Ave., is Astoria’s location for all things delicious! For the last 24 years, Astoria’s International Meat Market was established by owner John Stratigakis on the premise of serving quality items made in a clean and…

Zenon Taverna: Enjoy A Taste of the Mediterranean at an Astoria Classic!

Image/Zenon Taverna Instagram Restaurants are a dime a dozen in our neighborhood, and that’s a fact. But what truly separates an outstanding dining experience from a great one? The restaurant’s driving force, when it truly accomplishes its mission. Zenon Taverna, specializing in Greek & Cypriot cuisine, has been family-owned and…

Indoor Dining To Resume Beginning September 30th

Image/Clem Onojeghuo Governor Andrew Cuomo announced today that New York City restaurants can reopen indoor dining, beginning September 30th. However, bar service will not be permitted and only 25% of indoor capacity is allowed. The reopening comes after nearly six months of no indoor dining throughout the city. Many cite…

Enjoy A Taste of Sicily in the Heart of Astoria at Palermo!

Image/Palermo Instagram Palermo is one of those unique restaurants where each customer can taste the love that went into each dish. Each recipe at Palermo is a family one, and that authenticity translates beyond each dish served. Fresh ingredients, attentive service, and a passion for the flavors of Sicily are what…

No Fear Here: How New Restaurants Persevered Despite The Pandemic

Photo/Athena Alex Studio Home to dozens of Michelin-guide restaurants and cuisines spanning continents, Astoria has become known for being one of New York City’s culinary centers. Walk to any corner in the neighborhood and get introduced to a different corner of the globe. Hundreds of restaurants call Astoria home. So,…

No Fear Here: The Barn Coffee Shop Keeps It In The Community

Photo/The Barn Coffee Shop The Barn Coffee Shop, located at 26-08 Hoyt Avenue S, was opened by Maria Ramos & Eric Gonzalez who each had a dream of opening their own restaurant. With a shared passion for good food and quality service, as well as Ramos’ expertise as a graduate…