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.

Pollos A La Brasa Mario

Fresh ingredients bursting with Colombian flavor is what Pollos a la Brasa Mario has to offer. You’ll smell the tantalizing aromas on Broadway as you approach the colorful restaurant on the corner of 41st Street in Astoria.

Outdoor Entertaining Tips

Summer brings plenty of opportunities to enjoy time outdoors entertaining family and friends. The key to a successful summer party is simplicity: keep things easy so you can enjoy the festivities right along with your guests. Make this season’s barbecues, picnics and family gatherings events to remember with these simple summer entertaining tips:


From the first time I visited the very first Bareburger on 31st Avenue in Astoria 9 years ago, I knew they were on to a very good thing. Who wouldn’t love guilt- free, organic burgers, sandwiches, and salads made from sustainable ingredients?

Make Summer Sweeter with Fresh Cherries

Summer and cherries seem to go hand-in-hand, and using fresh fruits can help boost seasonal food and drink recipes. Whether you use them as a snack, as a special ingredient in recipes or to inspire new dishes, Northwest-grown sweet cherries are one delightful way to celebrate the summer season.

BT Kitchen

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George’s at Kaufman Astoria Studio was reinvented on March 20th to stellar reviews from its many fans and this writer as well. Formerly the Astor Room, “George’s” tips its hat to the recently deceased George S. Kaufman, who founded Kaufman Astoria Studio, where stars such as W.C.