A tradition that dates back to the early 1800s, barbecue is one of the best-loved parts of a perfect Independence Day. While hotdogs, hamburgers and chicken wings are often the most popular dishes at any holiday cookout, there are a plethora of delicious and nutritious options to make anyone’s stomach rumble. 

Astoria World Manor

By Teresa Barile
Astoria World Manor has been an icon of catering in the area for 63 years, offering personalized service for all of life’s special occasions. With six rooms that can accommodate from 50 to 1,000 people, you are sure to find one that suits you. Mr.

Mom’s Kitchen & Bar

Looking for a place to take Mom for Mother’s Day? Try the aptly named Mom’s Kitchen & Bar, located at 33-01 31st Avenue. Mom’s Kitchen and Bar features comfort food, adult beverages, delicious milkshakes and all-day brunch.

Get Gorgeous With Fruit Smoothies!

Smoothies are a great way to have a sweet, refreshing treat while sneaking in something healthy into your diet. Some people actually don’t like to eat fruit, but with a shake you can take in a considerable amount of nutrition, and fill up fast. You can even toss in some avocado for creaminess and not even taste it. Your blood lipids will thank you. 

Spring Treats!

If there’s one thing that’s true about Astoria, it’s that we know our food. You can’t walk more than a block without finding some kind of highly rated restaurant. Heck, even our delis and bodegas are the best in the city. But what about places to get food? We’re not talking supermarkets, we’re talking bakeries. 

United Brothers Fruit Markets

United Brothers Fruit Markets, at 33rd Street and 30th Avenue in Astoria, provided some great fruits and veggies for us to photograph to help us form the inspiration for this month’s Queens Sce

…And For Party Time…

Take advantage of the inimitable natural, seductive flavors of fruit, for a dinner party, or date night in. Guava Cocktail(from ½ ounces ofmescal joven1 ½ ounces ofguava juice1 ounce of gingerbeerThinly sliced lime

Festive Fun for St. Patrick’s Day

Turn your St. Patrick’s Day celebration into a chance to enjoy Irish heritage with hearty foods and a lively atmosphere. When it’s the one day each year it’s acceptable to pinch non-conforming friends and family, it’d be a shame not to go all out. These few simple tips can help you put together the perfect party to revel in all things green – and tasty.

Irish Imports

Corned beef and cabbage, a meal as synonymous with Saint Patrick’s Day as green beer and soda bread, has long been thought of as an Irish foodstuff staple. But the truth of the dish’s origins is not on the Emerald Isle, but perhaps more accurately on Manhattan Isle.

Las Margaritas

Start your night off right with a frosty, frozen margarita at Las Margaritas Restaurant and Lounge on Broadway in Astoria. The busy Happy Hour regales from 4-7pm on weeknights and from 6- 11 on Saturday and Sunday where specially priced margaritas, beers, and sangrias flow like the good vibes here.