As some of you know, I am the quintessential social butterfly and love planning and attending events. Nothing brings out the best in me like throwing an amazing party, meeting new people and of course spending time with friends. I recently went to the 1st Birthday Party of The Queens Kickshaw, a fabulous restaurant/bar in my neighborhood.
This place is a labor of love for husband and wife team Ben Sandler and Jennifer Lim. They have been living in Astoria for over 4 years, and wanted to create a place and community that reflected their love for the neighborhood, and their passions for good food and drink.
Among other menu items, they serve coffees, teas, pastries, the best grilled cheese sandwiches you may ever have, craft ales, and cider.
I’ve been there twice and both times couldn’t resist ordering their Great Hill Blue grilled cheese, made with prune jam and fresh pear on cranberry-walnut bread.
It’s the kind of meal that actually leaves ME speechless. I can do nothing but devour it.
That sandwich was my ultimate joy of March 29, 2012.
Along with a toast and these scrumptious little cheesecake cups they also had a Brazilian band play!
If you’re interested in checking the joint out, I suggest you take a look at their event list (especially if you love live music).
I am sure the next time I go there, I will cave under pressure while ordering and choose that sandwich once again. This is officially my first forecasted joy!
Do you have any forecasted joys?