Thursday, August 20, 2009

Astorian Weekend Edition 20.08.09

With only half of a rainy weekend ahead, enjoy a mix of indoor and outdoor activities--from shopping, an outdoor movie and lots and lots of eating.

What could be better on a hot day than a cold, creamy gelato or a cup of ices? I recently tried some delicious hazelnut gelato and chocolate ices from Terrizzi Pasticceria. Both were awesome and super refreshing. They have a variety of flavors and the place doesn’t get busy, so you’ll get quick service. 35-14 30th Avenue, Astoria. 718.726.9698

Not far from Terrizzi is Thai Pavilion, which is known for good, consistent Thai food. You can visit the original location on 30th Avenue (37-10 30th Avenue, Astoria. 718777.5546) or you can check out the brand, spankin’ new one on 21st Street and 24th Avenue (23-92 21st Street, Astoria). If you’re in the nabe and feel like having Italian food instead, you can pop into DaFranco’s next door (23-92 21st Street, Astoria. 718.267.0010)—they also serve homemade gelato (pictured above). 22-36 31th Street, Astoria. 718.545.4100

One last call for eating...Sac’s Place is celebrating their 20th Anniversary by scaling back their prices to year 1989. This enticing offer is going on between now and Sunday and you must dine in the restaurant to get the discount. Buon compleanno Sac’s! 25-41 Broadway, Astoria. 718.204.5002

Our newest guest blogger, Mackenzi shone a spotlight on a fabulous Astoria boutique, Inside Astoria. Take a walk over there this weekend and check out their cool collection of furniture, books, kid’s items, jewelry and so much more. You can even enjoy a complimentary glass of vino while shopping. 37-20 Ditmars Blvd, Astoria. 718.956.4000

Extend your weekend activities through Monday by attending a fun and informative movie premiere about the history of Astoria. The Human Family Tree, brought to you by National Geographic and narrated by Kevin Bacon “demonstrates how we all share common ancestors who embarked on very different journeys.” Monday, August 24th at 8p.m. in Astoria Park, no RSVP required (Shore Blvd between Hell Gate Bridge and the pool).


Erin S. said...

Thanks for posting about the showing of The Human Family Tree. I was at the street fair on 30th Ave last summer when they were doing this DNA project. They actually ran out of DNA kits because so many people were interested in participating. The trailer makes this sound very interesting.

Foodista said...

You're welcome - I think I'm going to go. It looks very interesting.

megc said...

OK, I am drooling over here looking at that gelato! Looks delicious.