There’s nothing quite like a good old-fashioned country breakfast, and biscuits & gravy at brunch at Bistro 33 is the poster plate for comfort: two flaky biscuits blanketed in thick and creamy sausage gravy, smothered with fluffy, golden scrambled eggs… followed by a long nap.
Bistro 33, 1933 Ditmars Boulevard, Astoria, NY – www.lilbistro33.com
When it comes to country salads, one of the best in the neighborhood is served up at LIC Market. This classic, called Soft Cooked Egg, is precisely that, quartered onto a bed of frisee, with bacon, croutons, maytag blue cheese, all delightfully balanced by a pommery mustard vinaigrette.
LIC Market, 22-42 44th Drive, Long Island City, NY – www.licmarket.com
Leng dishes up some of the neighborhood’s most exceptional Thai dishes, and one of the tastiest, Pun Sai Moo, makes a great appetizer, or even a small dinner all by itself. Grab a seat in the backyard patio and dig into these grilled pork medallions with sweet hoisin glaze and homemade slaw on light-as-air steamed bao buns.
Leng Restaurant, 3309 Broadway, Astoria, NY – www.lengthainewyork.com
The atmosphere and menu at Linn are the most refreshingly authentic Japanese in the area, without question, and the beautiful desserts are no exception, like this koori tofu—sweetened tofu in Japanese gelatin served with a black sugar syrup and fresh berries. Light, simple, and the perfect ending to an exquisite meal.
Linn Restaurant, 29-13 Broadway, Astoria, NY – www.linnrestaurant.com