08/02/13 1:00pm

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Expect just about everything but automobiles at the We Heart Astoria Food Fest on August 4th. The entire stretch of Shore Boulevard will be designated a Temporary Pedestrian Street for six hours as participants enjoy great food, live music, ping pong and even pet events. Participating restaurants include Bare Burger, The Astor Room, The Thirsty Koala, The Chocolate Swirl and Victory Sweet Shop Cafe. The live music will start around 1 PM and culminate with the ever-popular Ukulele Social. Sponsored by the Astoria Park Alliance and We Heart Astoria, the celebration kicks off the Fifth Annual Astoria Park Shore Fest 2013, which includes Build it Green!NYC Day on August 11th and Big River Jam on August 18th.

Details: We Heart Astoria Food Fest, Shore Boulevard adjacent to Astoria Park, noon to 6 PM, free. Another image after the jump. (more…)

12/15/12 9:00am

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Consider it the All Star Game for Queens food entrepreneurs. Today, December 15, Quaint Restaurant will host a Pop-Up Artisan Market featuring products made by local businesses. Expect Guyanese-influenced Chicken Curry with Roti and Spiced Banana Cake, thanks to Veda’s Catering. The Chocolate Swirl will offer edible Christmas baskets with Cake Pops, Truffles, Mini Cupcakes and Boxed Chocolates. Another local favorite, Mel’s Melting Pot, will have traditional Quebecois chutneys, such a Sweet Fruit Ketchup and its spicy cousin. Tamarind balls, Caribbean spicy cheese, gourmet ice cream and chipotle salsa will also be among the many items on sale.

Pop-Up Artisan Market
Quaint Restaurant
46-10 Skillman Avenue, Sunnyside
Saturday, December 15
noon – 4pm | Free to enter

10/26/12 9:30am

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As we mentioned a few weeks back, the October 2012 Queens County Market is taking place at Sac’s Place, an Italian restaurant in Astoria that features the cuisine of Abruzzo (GMAP), a region located about mid-way along the east coast of Italy. Sac’s will be participating that day, too, with a table, and they’ll also have a full bar and many tasty treats to offer (the gnocchi is fab). (more…)