12/27/12 12:00pm

Now that Christmas is over and Kwanzaa is in full swing, it’s time to think about New Year’s Eve. Some of you may be throwing a party, so we thought we’d tell you about some of our favorite spots for goodies (AKA food!) that could be considered for a tasty spread at your shindig.

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Butcher Block. 43-46 41st St., Sunnyside, NY 11104 (GMAP). If you are craving treats from Ireland and the UK, this is the place to go in Queens. It’s located just a couple of blocks from the 7 train in Sunnyside. Here is a wondrous display of sweet and savory imports like Cadbury bars (regular size and minis), Taytos (we like the salt & vinegar but there are many flavors), candy, and biscuits. They also prepare food at the shop, including roast meats, stews, sausages, and chicken curry. Pick up some beer while you’re there, too. You can even pick up a package of Irish potato farls (a flat bread that you fry in fat) and homemade black pudding for your recovery breakfast the next morning.

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10/31/12 9:30am

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Image source: riptheskull on Flickr

You might be wondering if the events in our Halloween roundup are still happening. Well, most of those we mentioned for tonight are still on, save for the Jackson Heights children’s parade. As a reminder, here are events that are still on tonight:

Ghouls Night Out - Halloween drink specials and awards for best costume at Applebee’s around NYC.

Applebees, Everywhere, Wednesday, October 31st, 2012, 7:00pm – Thu 7:15pm | FREE!

DST3K Halloween Pre-Party!- Devil Science Theater 3000 is an interactive event where the audience plays drinking games and makes fun of terrible movies while being egged on by professional comedians in the crowd!

Laughing Devil, Comedy Club, LIC, Wednesday, October 31st, 2012, 8:00pm – 11:00pm | No Costume: $10, In Costume: $5, Dressed as a Zombie: FREE!

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09/12/12 11:00am

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Image source: Western Queens Compost Initiative

BORO Magazine has a great event planned – it’s a party that’s a fundraiser for the Western Queens Compost Initiative (WQCI), a program of the well-regarded Astoria reuse facility Built It Green! (they also have a location in the Gowanus section of Brooklyn). WQCI’s mission is to “increase capacity for, acceptance of, and participation in composting in western Queens. We provide composting infrastructure for Greenmarkets, CSA’s, community gardens, an urban farm and public events. Our compost is used to grow food, feed trees, and beautify public spaces.” (more…)