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I live in NYC. I work at The New Yorker. And I once won a beefsteak eating contest.
Long Island City, Queens, United States23 Tipps
Speakeasy atmosphere with a great wine selection and live music most nights, including very cool sets by the L.I.C. Jazz Alliance.
When you're hung over, this is the only restaurant that exists in L.I.C. as far as I'm concerned. Vegetarians and sissies beware. (And cute waiters wearing "Bacon: Better Than a Boyfriend" t-shirts.)
If you can look past the black smoke over the water, it's the best way to go to and from L.I.C., Greenpoint, Williamsburg, Brooklyn Bridge Park in DUMBO, South Street Seaport, and Governor's Island.
Ask for the owner, Carlo. His flower shop is one of the most charming spots in L.I.C.
The coffee may be terrible, but their bagels are delicious! Grab one and get your coffee at Sweetleaf or Cranky's, and head down to Gantry State Park to enjoy on the river.
People seem to like it. I mean, if hanging out with cast of 30 Rock after they wrap at Silvercup Studios is your thing...
Cool point: The owner is a photographer and the three big black and white photographs hanging on the walls are his. And the whisky and wine selection isn't bad either.
The goat cheese and leek crepe is damn good. And don't forget to ask your server the next night their jazz trio is playing.
Keep up with @SSPweatherwatch on Twitter for notifications on upcoming events and installations. All well worth the visit.
Very fun and attractive staff that I've seen dancing in the restaurant late at night. Sit at the bar for dinner and they'll keep your wine glass full just out of habit.
A little too fancy for my taste, but the takeout is the best in the neighborhood. And I'm not ashamed to say I'm addicted to the Pineapple Fried Rice.
My favorite atmosphere in Astoria. Even if you're there for just drinks, order the Beer Battered Fried McClure's Brooklyn Pickles. Immediately.
My pick: Big Blue Bacon Burger with Ostrich or Bison. Tip: It's not on the menu, but order a "Peanut Butter and Jelly Milkshake."
Cool point: The OTHER Noguchi Museum is a studio and garden in the village of Mure on the Japanese island of Shikoku.
Reminder for L.I.C. residents: Admission is free! And a reminder to all: The bookstore here wonderful and the only one in the neighborhood.
If owner and photographer Jesse Winter, the Mayor of L.I.C., doesn't have a beer waiting for you here, you may find yourself with him at Manducatis for martinis.
I'm going to go ahead an call it: Best Park in New York City.
Ask me to press you a fresh pot of coffee, because I will. Or if there's whiskey or wine in the cabinet, because there is.
On behalf of my dog, Henry. But not a bad place for dog owners to hang out with a cup of Mud from Cranky's next door.