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Astoria’s New Republic

Astoria’s New Republic

Open for just one month, Astoria’s Republic restaurant/nightclub is already burning up the local dining and nightlife scene. Conveniently situated right next to the N/Q train stop, this is a great, multi-faceted establishment for both authentic and fresh Mediterranean-inspired cuisine and a sizzling nighttime hangout. The décor features an eclectic blend of beautiful reclaimed barn-siding, […]

| August 6, 2014
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La Panetière Shines

La Panetière Shines

Located in Rye, New York since 1985, La Panetière (the bread cabinet) Restaurant has been delivering the gourmet experience of Provence to critical acclaim. With accolades that include 15 consecutive years as a recipient of AAA’s prestigious Four Diamond Award, expectations were rightfully high and La Panetière did not disappoint. The restaurant's ambiance and decor […]

| August 25, 2013
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John Brown’s Smokehouse

John Brown’s Smokehouse

By Sheila Mathew What does BBQ have to do with a 19th century militant abolitionist? Absolutely nothing!  But that didn’t stop Josh Bowen from creating two worlds in one: savory home-style BBQ and an educational taste of what’s been, until now, a controversial historical past. Several months ago, my friend Julie said she was baking […]

| December 14, 2012
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SingleCut Beersmiths

SingleCut Beersmiths

SingleCut Beersmiths, First Microbrewery in Queens since Prohibition, Opens Saturday, December 8th SingleCut Beersmiths, a craft brewery in Astoria, Queens, will open its doors on Saturday, December 8th. Tastings and tours will begin at noon and continue until 6 pm. Construction has finally been completed on the 5,000 square foot space that now houses the […]

| December 8, 2012
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Stepping Back in Time

Stepping Back in Time

Rye is one of those extremely hip Williamsburg restaurants that make you realize that Brooklyn is more than a borough, it’s a blood type. Since its opening in the spring of 2009, Rye has received accolades from an array of significant critics, been lauded by the Food Network, New York Magazine, Time Out New York […]

| December 2, 2012
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What Makes a Neighborhood a Home?

What Makes a Neighborhood a Home?

Situated just off of a lively intersection in the Williamsburg section of Brooklyn, Williams & Bailey embodies what a soulful gastro-pub should be. Cool without being trendy, lively without being overwhelming and most importantly, offering up a heartfelt selection of elevated comfort food and a seriously impressive collection of whiskey. Launching off of the popularity […]

| October 21, 2012
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Christo’s Steakhouse, A Real Knockout!

Christo’s Steakhouse, A Real Knockout!

Right off of Steinway Street on 23rd Avenue, in the heart of Astoria, is the home of Christo’s Steakhouse. This place is kickin’ it old school, but believe me when I tell you that it is not all pomp and circumstance. Owner, Alan Wartski seems to have a steady hand and maybe even the Midas […]

| October 13, 2012
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Piri-Q Delivers a Taste of Portugal

Piri-Q Delivers a Taste of Portugal

Prior to launching Piri-Q, Oporto native Chef Rui Correia worked alongside many talented chefs and for some of the best-known restaurateurs like Danny Meyers (Union Square Café) and Bobby Flay (Mesa Grill Restaurant). This, his third restaurant is a treasure trove of taste and quality. Situated along the main strip in Mamaroneck, NY this quaint […]

| September 19, 2012
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