Local718 Queens Neighborhood Update 11/23/09

Posted on November 23, 2009. Filed under: Local718 Neighborhood Update | Tags: , , , , , |

Greetings- There is a lot happening in Queens and I want to share  some exciting neighborhood news with you. Thanksgiving is almost here- you can check out the Local718 post on various neighborhood restaurants that have our holiday stamp of approval- top on the list is Adam’s favorite- Stove in Astoria. Unfortunately they’ve been procrastinating on posting a holiday menu on their site- but you can call for the details and to make a reservation. I have also posted a new video exploiting some of my favorite cupcakes in Sunnyside at Sugar & Joe Cafe. Beware- video may induce extreme sugar craving! New businesses are popping up all over Astoria- the Astoria Farmers Market on Ditmars is practically up and running. Havana Express Cafe/Bakery is now open in Astoria at 21-37 31st Street, they have some bar stools so you can sit while enjoying baked goods including sweet pastries and breads. In Flushing there is a new Korean/Chinese mega grocery store GW Supermarket– aka Great Wall Supermarket. It is filled with live seafood, candy, exotic fruits and teas. An old staple Sanford’s in Astoria is one of my favorite places to get food. Try their Charity Burger– a portion of the proceeds are donated to the Ronald McDonald House. And it tastes good too! Astoria’s Il Bambino is constantly educating us about their meat and cheese, almost as much as they boast about the taste of the food. Soon they will feature a new cheese program where there will be new cheese pairings every week. We can’t wait!

The cold weather intrudes in on our short afternoons brrrr…but  luckily I got to take a nice ride on the bike this weekend and got some great Korean food in Flushing before the sun set- (reviews coming soon) I got to tour around the neighborhood a while  and noticed that the colorful leaves covering the ground at the Flushing Friends Meeting House, one of the oldest Quaker meeting houses left in the city,  made for some autumn-centric photo ops. Thanks for reading and enjoy!  -C Smith

GW Market "Living" Seafood

Tombstone at the Friends Meeting House

Sanfords Charity Burger

Havana Express in Astoria is now Open

Havana Express in Astoria is now Open

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