…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. 

San Marco Ristorante

San Marco Ristorante opened for New Year’s Eve on the site of Ponticello, which enjoyed more than 40 years of success on Broadway in Astoria. Now it’s San Marco’s turn to delight us with Northern Italian cuisine, as prepared by Chef Mattia who hails from Venice.

Martha’s Cupcakes Will Become Your Obsession

Martha’s Country Bakery, home of many delicious goods at 36-21 Ditmars Blvd., is known for their freshly baked cakes and coffee. We stopped by after dinner for something sweet – cupcakes. With over a dozen flavors to choose from – like Oreo, Tiramisu, Coconut, Ganache, Peanut Butter and Cappuccino – how does one choose? 

It Isn’t A Party Without The Party Food

Hosting a party this month? Perhaps for the Super Bowl, or even just a family get-together, here are three quick and easy recipes by Stephanie LiBassi sure to satisfy everyone’s hunger, while pleasing your wallet.  Spinach & Artichoke Dip. 


Eating healthy can be a bit of a challenge sometimes due to our busy lives. And every day it seems something else is found to be unhealthy, or to be loaded with harmful additives. The healthiest option is to cook it yourself, that way you know what’s actually in it! But sometimes it is hard for us to find time to cook a meal and we opt for fast food. 


Celebrate life and all its joy at Telly’s Taverna, where even on a rainy evening, groups of families, friends, and couples on dates came out to convene and enjoy consistently delicious Greek cuisine, served with pride. 

Tu Casa

Make any night special at Tu Casa on Steinway Street or their other locations on Metropolitan Avenue in Kew Gardens or Queens Blvd. in Forest Hills. Either way “Tu Casa” es mi casa…for a lively, friendly atmosphere, hearty, flavorful, Peruvian and pan-Latino cuisine, fabulous cocktails and great service, seven days a week.