Amali Mou

My beau and I have started to make a dent in the UrbanSpace Vanderbilt vendors and are establishing our favorite go-tos.  The latest vendor we tried, Amali Mou, definitely made my return list.  The Mediterranean spot has platters, gyros, yogurt, and a much larger selection of [Greek] wines than you would have imagined for a…

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Kreation

The one LA trend I did not want to give into was the health craze.  Everything there is organic, free range, GMO free, pilates.  B.S., I say.  But after a workout on Sunday morning I needed to stop somewhere before passing out and Kreation was the closest place I could walk into.  It was pretty…

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Ted’s Corner Tavern

When Third and Long closed abruptly, I mourned the loss of a pub that was a great place to watch Rangers games.  The space stayed empty for months until, finally, signs of life began to reappear.  When Ted’s Corner Tavern emerged, it was entirely different from its predecessor.  It was nicer, with a marble topped…

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Titan Foods

Sometimes I think there’s a place you’ve just got to know about and my Public Service Announcements (PSAs) will give you the full skinny. The last stop on my Astoria tour was Titan Foods, which I had heard was THE place to go for feta.  I expected to find a small shop with some feta, olives,…

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Artopolis

When I planned to spend the day walking around Astoria, I did some research.  I wanted to make sure we could go someplace for baklava and I heard Artopolis was the place for all things sweet and Greek.  That description extends to the employees because though they were busy, they jumped at the opportunity to help…

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Elias Corner

During my parents’ visit, we wanted to spend most of Saturday in Astoria.  Astoria is known for its thriving Greek community so we wanted to check out the restaurants and markets.  Since Albert spent several years living in Astoria, he served as our tour guide.  When we said we wanted authentic Greek food, he took…

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Isabella’s

When we made plans with friends for a Monday night supper, they suggested their neighborhood since we rarely go there and restaurant week as a way to up the ante without throwing out too much money…and then we all ordered off the regular menu instead of the restaurant week one.  Best laid plans, right? Isabella’s…

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Breads Bakery

I was very strategic with my run recently.  I planned it so that I would finish at Breads Bakery just in time for breakfast/brunch.  After running the 1.7 miles there, I felt confident I had earned my meal.  In fact, I felt confident I had earned three meals because I purchased a leek quiche (seemed…

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