Any excuse I can make to get myself over to my beloved Koliba Slovak restaurant, I'm there. The reason I love it, aside from the fact it deeply connects to my Slovak roots, is the excellent quality Eastern European comfort food they serve. True that it's beloved by a lot of European ex-pats (including my whole family) but it has to be said that not one of my American friends hasn't embraced it with enthusiasm and an open palette.
I recently caught wind of the Venison Feast they're hosting this entire weekend. Just take a gander at this menu, and if it strikes your fancy, I highly recommend making a reservation:
**Caveat - the below menu is not for the faint of heart**
Venison Feast - Friday 1/27 - 1/29
Deer with cream sauce
Sauteed boar's leg
Deer loin in garlic
Wild rabbit in cream sauce
Pheasant in wine sauce
If you prefer ordering off their regular menu, you can do that too, and I highly recommend the spaetzle with sheep's milk cheese and bacon or the beef goulash.
Koliba - 31-11 23rd Avenue, Astoria, NY 11105
N/Q Train to Ditmars Blvd (last stop)