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Where to Drink Coffee in NYC: The Creme de la Crema in Brooklyn and Queens

Coffee Liz Clayton 8 comments

Here are our very favorite coffee establishments in Brooklyn and Queens. More

Where to Drink Cocktails in Astoria and Long Island City, Queens

Where to Drink: New York Max Falkowitz 4 comments

Astoria and Long Island City are by and large not cocktail destinations. But amid all the vodka and neon mixers, there are a few places where you can get a genuine mixed drink. More

Where to Drink Beer Outdoors in Queens, NY

Where to Drink: New York Jonathan Moxey 1 comment

Summer days may be waning, but there's still plenty of excellent weather ahead to embrace while you enjoy a few pints outdoors—in fact, this might be the perfect time to head to a beer garden. Here are our favorite spots to enjoy craft beer outdoors in Queens. More

Hangover Helper: Burek at Djerdan in Astoria, Queens

Hangover Helper Max Falkowitz 10 comments

You could spend months of hungover mornings sampling the burek offerings of Queens, which hail from Turkey, the Balkans, and beyond, but Djerdan's should be on your short list. Their traditional Bosnian burek are made with yufka, a flatbread of Turkish extraction layered like phyllo but with more satisfying heft. Your choice of fillings—meat and potato, spinach and farmer's cheese, or farmer's cheese alone—are pleasantly direct, unmarred by dalliances that would overwhelm the crackly crisp pastry. More

Coffee Chronicles: The Queens Kickshaw in Astoria

Where to Drink: New York Liz Clayton Post a comment

It's no great surprise to find a thoughtful, delicious coffee enterprise in bustling Astoria—it's just a surprise it's taken this long. The Queens Kickshaw's got the goods and then some. More

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