Molly Bloom’s 43-13 Queens Boulevard, Sunnyside 718-433-1916 www.mollybloomsnewyork.com Irish Fare, Beer/Wine/Cocktails, Queens With a flood of Irish Pubs in Sunnyside, it’s sometimes hard to choose which one to go to for a solid Guinness and complementary snacks. We’ve realized that each have their own unique flavors and character and depending on one’s mood, there might be one to suit your particular fancy over another. Sunnyside is choc full o’ traditional pubs… dark lighting, wooden beams,
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Café Marlene 41-11 49th Street, Sunnyside 718-205-7330 www.cafemarlene.com Panini/Crepes, Wine/Beer/Coffeehouse, Queens Step off an urban street in Sunnyside and into this quintessential European café. Although it feels overwhelmingly French, the owners of Café Marlene have been inspired by European cafés far and wide. With the primary influence being the acclaimed German-American stage and film actress Marlene Dietrich, the ambiance and offerings of Café Marlene seek to recreate the feeling of the “Golden Age” of 1920s-Hollywood.
Salt and Fat 41-16 Queens Blvd., Sunnyside (718) 433-3702 www.saltandfatny.com New American Small Plates, Wine/Beer, Queens Bacon flavored popcorn to start. Wow! It is the perfect introduction to the fabulous meal that is always in store at this amazing little restaurant, which just recently made the Michelin-Recommended list! The chef and owner is a local who is dedicated to creating small New American plates using as many local ingredients as possible. The menu changes a
El Vagabundo (Taco Truck) Queens Blvd. & 41st Street, Sunnyside 347-276-4522 (free delivery!) Monday to Wednesday 8pm to 3am Thursday to Saturday 8pm to 4am Mexican, Food Cart, Queens One night after work, K walked out of the Subway stop and stumbled upon El Vagabundo Taco truck. She was immediately enveloped in the delicious scents coming from the truck and couldn’t resist ordering two chicken tacos to bring back to the apartment, as M had had
P.J. Horgan’s 42-17 Queens Boulevard, Sunnyside 718-729-9584 www.PJHorgans.com Traditional Pub fare, Beer, Queens After their trip to Dublin, K+M have been on the look out for a real, traditional Irish Pub in NYC. Not just for the pint of Guinness, but the whole scene– the décor, the atmosphere, all the makings of an authentic Irish Pub. Finally, after our move to Sunnyside, we have found our replica. P.J. Horgan’s is just blocks from where we
Claret 4602 Skillman Avenue, Sunnyside 718-937-7411 www.claretwinebar.com Mediterranean, Wine+Beer, Queens K+M were driving by this place and K immediately said, “This place looks super cute… we have to go!” She was right. It was cute and we HAD to go… which is why we’ve been back over and over again. Claret offers a warm, quaint ambiance to enjoy small plates and many glasses of wine. Everything we all love in a wine bar, Claret delivers.
Vesta 21-02 30th Avenue, Astoria 718-545-5550 http://vestavino.com Italian, Wine, Queens For some reason, we just love going to Vesta during the chilly and gray fall and winter months. Vesta is one of the coziest little spots we’ve ever found, and it just warms our hearts! We are huge fans of their local support of farmers and artisans, and therefore, the menus change quite often, depending on the harvest. Let’s paint a picture: warm, intimate lighting;
Pachanga Patterson 33–17 31st Avenue, Astoria 718-554-0525 http://pachangapatterson.com Mexican, Cocktails,Queens La pura vida! Pachanga screams fun and authenticity. Just walking into this place, you will feel instantly happy and ready for a margarita! Though, the dishes have creative spins on Mexican favorites, the overall experience here is the real deal. Sit and the bar and get to know your bartender… it is the best part! Not to mention, the bar at Pachanga is beautiful…bursting with color,