Bench Flour Bakers

Bench Flour Bakers is owned and operated by pastry chef Christine Yen. Like many of us, she commuted from Queens into Manhattan every day to her job. On her way to work as a pastry chef she would jot down notes and menu ideas that would eventually take shape in her own baking company, Bench Flour Bakers, started in the summer of 2017.

Savor Simplicity

Most great holiday gatherings start with great food and end with quality time spent with loved ones. This holiday season, rely on simple recipes that let you spend less time in the kitchen and more time celebrating special moments with family and friends. 

Antika Pizzeria

Antika Pizzeria on 30th Avenue is a family style pizzeria and restaurant that’s equally suitable for couples on a date, friends, and family meals. Everyone loves pizza and Antika’s signature thin crust pizza, perfectly charred in a brick oven, is my go-to spot for a great pie.

Holiday Cooking Workshops

The holiday season has begun and many of us are running out of time to plan our holiday meals. If you are stuck on what to prepare this season, or just need some inspiration and fresh ideas, attend a local cooking workshop. Here are a couple of demonstrations/workshops to help with meal prep for the holiday season. 

Vegan Thanksgiving Recipes

Yes, you CAN do an all-vegan Thanksgiving! 

Celebrate Thanksgiving At Passage Irish Bar & Kitchen

Looking for someplace to go this Thanksgiving? Why not check out Passage Irish Bar and Kitchen, located at 40-11 30th Avenue in Astoria? 

Scary Good Seasonal Treats

Whether your tastes tend toward the spooky or spectacular, or maybe a little of both, this Halloween you can set the scene for a scary good time with a menu that entices goblins big and small.

Igloo Café and Restaurant

There is no better complement to a beautiful summer day or antidote to a sweltering hot one than a quick jaunt over to the Igloo Café. It’s a cute restaurant with exposed brick walls, tile floors, comfortable booths, and a private patio out back that has a mural wall and umbrella shaded tables and chairs. 

Rocco's Brick Oven Pizzeria and Restaurant

Rocco’s Brick Oven Pizzeria and Restaurant is the perfect Italian restaurant on the corner that every neighborhood needs. Everything at Rocco’s is made from scratch from the Maniello Family recipes for your family to enjoy.

The Many Moods Of Pumpkin

Fall is officially here! And it’s also that time of the year when everywhere you turn you see pumpkin and pumpkin-spiced foods, desserts and drinks. Astoria has many places that feature super creative and tasty pumpkin offerings. You NEED to check out our list and let us know what you think, tag us on Instagram @QueensScene in any of your pumpkinflavored pics.