Bistro 33 New Menu

Posted on December 8, 2008. Filed under: Astoria, French, Japanese, LIC, Pan Asian, Pan European |

Astoria’s beloved Bistro33 is now open from a holiday break and showing off their new menu-you have to eat there to see it, but here are some highlights(Bistro33 1933 Ditmars BlvdLong Island City, NY 11105, (718) 721-1933)

The weather outside may be frightening, but we have some news to warm you up this season…
New Menu! 
Our winter menu is now available
New Nightly Specials! 


Welcome to Wine Wednesdays  
Join us for dinner and every second glass of wine is on us! 
A great way to try the new wines on our list


Tuesdays are still 2-for-$10 nights
 with many of our small plates, sushi, wine and beer in any combination just 2 for $10
See you soon!
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East Moon Asian Bistro Asian Fusion Astoria

Posted on August 13, 2008. Filed under: Astoria, Japanese, Pan Asian, RIP, Thai |

East Moon RIP- This business has closed and is now something else…IV (35-12 Ditmars Blvd 718-626-8180) is home to an amalgam of foods from the eastern hemisphere. This trendy Asian fusion eatery offers Japanese, Thai, Chinese, and Vietnamese. The extensive menu is grand in choice but less impressive when it comes to taste. The restaurant provides patrons with friendly and attentive service and a hip atmosphere- with neon lamps, dim lighting and flashy wall decor that looks the best in the evening hours. The food, however tasty, is missing something. The sushi salmon and yellow tail scallion rolls are acceptable albeit small. The Thai spring rolls are better portioned and palatable and the peanut sauce is the most delectable. The menu touts the shiitake mushroom and boneless duck entree- but the description should have included the bone- because there were small pieces throughout the dish- bite with caution! The crispy spring rolls were savory and hot. The perks are friendly service and fast and hot delivery. The Japanese menu offers mostly rolls and sashimi – not sushi entrees like srirashi. The Chinese menu has some entrees (szechuan eggplant), noodles and soups (wonton), the Vietnamese offers noodle dishes and the Thai menu offers appetizers and entrees. This restaurant is number 4 of a chain based in Colorado.

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Lucky Mojo LIC BBQ Ribs & Sushi in one place

Posted on April 23, 2008. Filed under: Bar-Hopping in Queens, BBQ, Entertainment, Japanese, LIC, Off the beaten path, Outdoor Seating/Patio, RIP |

RIP– Closing soon…

Lucky Mojo(5-14 51st Ave btwn Vernon blvd & 5th Long Island City 718-786-7427 delivery available

Finally a restaurant that offers the best of both worlds. Lucky Mojo Brings high brow and low brow together in LIC…how appropriate. It’s easy to find good sushi in the city- but finding good  bbq proves to be a challenge. This rustic two story eatery serves bbq ribs, fries, catfish, chili, pulled pork, chicken, burgers and that’s just the downstairs area. Upstairs- there is a full sushi bar offering a variety of fresh sashimi, rolls, and tempura. The food here is good but slightly inconsistent. Although there is a variety of tasty fare hailing from the southern region, they are missing the quintessential pan cornbread that goes with every plate of ribs. The blackened catfish has just the right amount of spice that doesn’t over power the taste. The ribs didn’t fall of the bone, but they are tender and juicy enough to come back for more. There is a variety of traditional side dishes, but the best are collared greens and mashed potatoes. The creamed corn is a bit chewy and the baked beans with rice are bland and fall short of that southern taste. There is outdoor seating on the rooftop deck. If you enjoy sports- every other booth has its own tv mounted on the wall so you can keep track of the score while you scarf down your brisket. The service is friendly but a bit too robust- reminiscent of that super chain called…Fridays. The pastoral wooden interior resembles that of a shanty town diner somewhere in the deep south. Walls are adorned with old concert posters and eclectic artwork. The porch beams are stamped with hundreds of colorful bottle caps. Prices are reasonable and the selection is like no other in the area. Look for their hard-hat specials, 2 for 1 drink happy hour 3-5. The live blues and soul music on Saturday nights is a great addition to the southern-esque atmosphere.

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