Food

Celebrating the Roaring 20’s in Astoria

Have you ever dreamt about the glamour and sophistication of the 1920’s? Wished you were there with the big band music and ladies in the flapper dresses? How about… watched The Great Gatsby and wanted to be in that world? Then, The Astor Room is the place for you. The…

Vitality and Health: Eating Right in Astoria

7 years ago John Sierros scoured Astoria trying to find a single health food store that met his needs…and he came up empty. An Astoria resident of more than 20 years, he was sick of not having a store that appealed to health conscious buyers and athletes, like himself. So…

If My Mother Ever Kicks Me Out, I’m Moving into The Thirsty Koala.

The absolute first thing you need to know about the Thirsty Koala was named after this picture. HOW CUTE IS THAT. Okay. Second– the Thirsty Koala has only been around since December of 2012, and in literally just thirteen months they’ve become an Astoria staple. Don’t believe us? They’ve got nearly…

King of Falafel: The Friendliest, Funniest, Falafeliest Street Vendor Ever.

If you know Astoria, you know Freddy Zeideia…better known as the King of Falafel and Shawarma. The King of Falafel and Shawarma was originally a self-proclaimed title, but in 2010 the cart won the Vendy Award for Best Street Vendor and made it official: Freddy was the King. Freddy is possible…

Flo Lounge: The Prettiest Little Lounge There Ever Was

If we were to sum up Flo Lounge and Restaurant in one word, it would be BEAUTIFUL. You guys. Flo is absolutely gorgeous. On a block filled with restaurants, this corner oasis stands out in a major way. Opened by Chris Minadakis and his partner George in 2005, Flo has…

Martha’s Bakery: Dessert heaven. Literally. We could die here.

When you mention “Martha’s,” practically every New Yorker knows what you’re talking about. A quick Instagram search of #MarthasCountryBakery gives you more than 2,000 results, and each picture looks better than the last. So, it’s no surprise that this week’s Pick of the Week is Martha’s Country Bakery. First, we…

William Hallet: More Whiskey and Turducken Than We Can Handle.

This week’s Give Me Astoria: Pick of the Week is William Hallet! Founded by George Rallis (who’s hilariously awkward interview you can read here) in June of 2011, William Hallet has quickly become a neighborhood staple. This eatery and bar offers some amazing American cuisine, as well as drinks from…

Sakura Sushi

10:00 pm sushi cravings are not something to be taken lightly. On our quest for the perfect salmon roll to fill the sushi emptiness inside of us, Give Me Astoria found ourselves at the door of Sakura Sushi, at 35-15 Ditmars Boulevard. The interior was dimly lit, but not dingy….

Astor Bake Shop: Cozy, tasty, and adorable!

Astor Bake Shop is one of the CUTEST bakeries in Astoria. Seriously, located on 12-23 Astoria Blvd, Astor Bake Shop is a corner bakery that is anything but ordinary. They’ve got a mix of American and European pastries, all of which are made in house and are  ridiculously enticing at…