Thursday, October 08, 2009

Astorian Weekend Edition 08.10.09

Fall is here, which makes it a lovely time to stroll around the nabe, discover new places and appreciate the foliage. Here are some fun suggestions for this weekend:

Visit a cool art show and do some shopping this Thursday at Ethereal Boutique in LIC. Leann Marie Zafuto will showcase her fashion based art and the store is featuring an accessories trunk show. Enjoy wine and treats while perusing. Thursday, October 8th, 5:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. 47-38 Vernon Blvd, LIC. 718.482.8884

Some more awesome shopping also happening on Thursday night is at SITE. Mackenzi will be hosting a Fall Preview Party, where you can take advantage of fabulous discounts on unique designs such as Lattimo glass, metal and acrylic jewelry. You can hop around from Ethereal to SITE or the other way around – this shin dig takes place between 7p.m. – 10p.m. 35-11 34th Avenue, Astoria. 718.626.6030

In the mood to express your artistic talent? Art House Astoria is kicking off their monthly Salon Series, where you could bring your best talent – whatever that may be – and perform in a casual and welcoming setting. Saturday, October 10th at 7p.m. For more information, contact 23-35 Broadway, Astoria. 347.738.4148

Don’t forget that all this week and next, you can take advantage of Queens Restaurant Week. While most restaurants aren’t featuring this special on weekends (except for Punta Dura), you could check it out on Thursday or Friday. There are more than 75 awesome restaurants participating. Personally, I’m checking out Christos Steakhouse, which for $25 per person will be a steal.

Are you into football? Do you like wings? There are at least two great places in Astoria that deliver both at incredible prices. Gleason's is one with 25 cent wings on Sundays and Mondays and the other is Indigo with delicious burgers and a good selection of brew. Gleason's 33-08 Broadway, Astoria. 718.626.5393. Indigo - 28-50 31st Street, Astoria. 718.728.0050.


duluoz cats said...

We went to Christos last night for Restaurant Week and it was a bit of a disappointment. Friends and family have both raved about it, and I was looking forward to it. but I think they made poor choices for RW. First, the prix fixe is $35 and there is a 20% automatic gratuity. That and a glass of wine wound up with a bill that turned into $60 per person. As for the food, the salad was passable, I've prepared steak myself that was equally good (and I'm not much of a cook), the mashed potatoes were only okay. Dessert was apple crumble, which was rock hard. Some folks had lamb, which was a better portion-wise, but not really raved about as far as preparation. The service was very good and the place is quite nice. But, overall I think they were trying to cut their losses and that was a mistake. What they did instead was turn 7 potential return customers into folks who would probably never go back at regular prices, nor recommend to friends. None of us was impressed at all.

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Anonymous said...

I love the spirit there this is perfect place to relax.

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