There goes another one… Give Me Astoria is sad to share that yet an additional business has closed its doors after a little over a year: The Freckled Moose, located at 33-17 31st Avenue, has officially shut its doors. The eatery, known for its ‘comfort food classics with a New England twist’ had opened in August…

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Spring has arrived and the weather is (finally) getting warmer … which means that outdoor seating is back, baby! Here is Give Me Astoria’s guide to our favorite outdoor spaces: Gastroteca Where: 33-02 34th Ave. Hours: Mon-Fri: 11:30AM-4:00PM, 5:00PM-11PM Sat & Sun: 10:30AM-4:20PM, 5:00PM-11PM Phone: 718-729-9080 Website: http://www.gastrotecaastoria.com/ Trestle Where: 34-02 Broadway Hours: Mon-Thurs: 4:00PM-2:00AM…

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  Opened over 10 years ago, Mojave has cemented its place in having some of the finest Mexican fare in Queens. Much like its sister restaurant Agave located in the West Village, Mojave is known for its fresh takes on Mexican culinary classics. Located at 22-36 31st Street, Mojave is a must for anyone who…

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Astoria is always packed with things to do on Halloween, but this year it seems like there’s even more going on than usual.  Here are a few more options between now and October 31 you can check out: Tufino Pizzeria Napoletana Tufino Spooktacular Halloween Party includes live music, drink specials and costume contest!  Make your…

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In honor of George Kaufman, the founder of Kaufman Astoria Studios who passed away just last month, the Astor Room – a speakeasy style restaurant attached to the studios – has re-opened under the new name George’s. In 1979, George Kaufman – heading up a non-profit organization – took over the studio after the US Government had…

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For Astoria resident Joe Brown, the corner of 34th and Broadway has been an itch in his entrepreneurial side for as long as he can remember. Joe isn’t new to the industry as he is also the owner of popular hot spots Rocky McBride’s and PJ Leahy’s. As the stars aligned and timing was perfect,…

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There’s a new restaurant coming to Broadway. Trestle will be taking up the spot that once belonged to Astoria Pizza, a pizzeria that quickly went out of business. The American Bar and Bistro will be set to open some time next year, with refitting and renovations taking place right now. We’ve been past there, however…

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There’s nothing quite like Passage Irish Bar and Kitchen. The Irish bar that recently opened its doors is already proving itself among New York’s finest. Stocking more than 99 Irish Whiskey’s – among the highest in New York – Passage is just about as Irish as they come. When stepping into this wood and brick infused…

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 Okay so you wanted to move out of the nest and try your luck in the big city, for some, it is still a work in progress, for others, it is a sad retreat back home but for the lucky few that “made it” through the commutes, shoebox apartments and Times Square, congratulations. Whether you…

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There’s nothing too fancy about Blackbird’s Bar & Restaurant. It doesn’t have chandeliers hanging from the ceiling. It doesn’t have gorgeous plates and high class Michelin star cuisine. You could say, Blackbird’s is just your run of the meal, local bar. And you would be right – Blackbird’s is just your local neighborhood bar. That’s exactly…

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