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An Afternoon at Break

On the first day of May, a drizzly one in Astoria, we went to Break Bar and Billiards to watch Game 1 of the Blazers vs. Warriors NBA Playoffs series. Break has 16 HD televisions, and from the table we were sitting at, we were able to watch the game on three screens. We tried… Read more »

Best Italian Restaurant in Astoria

We went to Trattoria L’Incontro for the first time last weekend, and there’s a reason it’s BOAST’s number one Italian Restaurant—it’s really really good. Before we get into the meal, we should mention that the service was superb. Our waiter knew the menu inside and out, and was able to tell us specials depending on… Read more »

A la carte menu coming to Kurry Qulture

Kurry Qulture, an Indian restaurant that opened a few months ago, and also a BOAST winner for Best New Restaurant, is launching an A La Carte menu for Spring/Summer starting on Sunday, March 20. Here’s the info from the press release: “Spring in India is the queen of all seasons,” said Sonny Solomon, Owner of… Read more »

Books and Coffee. And Doughnuts.

Books and coffee go together like—well, books and coffee. And you can get the best of both without ever leaving Astoria. Astoria Bookshop and Gossip Coffee are two local staples that should definitely be a part of any Astorian’s day. Astoria Bookshop Start your day—be it a lazy Sunday, a fun Saturday, or even a… Read more »

BOAST’s Winter 2016 Party

The other day we had our Winter 2016 party at The Ditty, winner for Best New Bar. There were lots of food and drinks, and a good time was had all around. See below for some pictures.

New winners posted on the site!

The BOAST: Best of Astoria Winter 2015-16 winners have been posted! Check out the pages for EAT, DRINK, DO & SEE, and LOCATION. Thank you to everyone who filled out the survey, and to those who did write-ups. To celebrate, we’re having a party tonight (Sunday) at 7pm at The Ditty (Ditmars Blvd and 35th… Read more »

BOAST’s Winter 2016 Party!

BOAST’s Winter Party is happening on January 31 at The Ditty! The BOAST: Best of Astoria survey (winter 2015-16) is complete, and we are compiling the results right now. They will be published soon, and to celebrate another batch of BOAST: Best of Astoria winners, we will congregate and imbibe at the new Astoria watering… Read more »

Happy Holidays and New BOAST Survey!

Happy Holidays, and Happy Winter Solstice! Today is officially the first day of winter, but you wouldn’t know it from the weather. Today in NYC the high was 60, tomorrow’s is 63, and Thursday’s is 72! Even if it is unseasonably warm, it is still perfectly OK to enjoy the best cup of hot chocolate… Read more »

Kurry Qulture Now Open on 30th Ave.

Kurry Qulture, an Indian restaurant, just opened a couple weeks ago, and it’s well worth checking out. It’s located on 30th Ave between 36th and 37th St, in the space where Bourbon and Vine used to be. For dinner, there is a pre-fixe seasonal menu of $33, and it includes soup, two courses, and a… Read more »

Celebrate Rèst-âü-Ránt’s 8th Anniversary

On Thursday, November 5, from 7-11pm, Rèst-âü-Ránt will be celebrating its 8th anniversary, and they are inviting you to the party! Free hors d’oeuvres, drink specials, and live music. More information on the website, rarbarlic.com. The address is 30-01 35th Ave.