I sincerely hope that everyone is doing well and has survived the big storm with minimal damage. In a time of need and when our community needs us most, it's important to support our local businesses, as commerce has been severely affected, and especially our beloved small businesses. As we give our local heroes some much deserved props, here are some fun things you can do to help, starting tonight on Halloween. Hope you have fun doing it! There's also another fun round-up of things to do tonight on partner site, We Heart Astoria.
Bear - Stop by for their Halloween/Hurricane special featuring deviled eggs with mackerel, a cucumber sandwich on focaccia bread, a fabulous homemade pumpkin pie and much more - all these items are just $5. 12-14 31st Avenue, Long Island City. 917.396.4939
Veslo - Sure their big Saturday night Halloween partay is over, but they're fully open for business tonight and serving their delicious Dalmatian specialties such as octopus salad, an Adriatic shellfish combo, goulash, gnocchi in a hearty veal sauce and more. 32-11 Broadway, Astoria. 718.728.0549
Sac's Place - Featuring fun Halloween menu specials, come in for dinner and enjoy their homemade, comforting dishes such as bocconcini mozzarella with red & yellow roasted tomatoes; spinach fettuccine with ham, peas & mushrooms in garlic oil; grandma Dorothy's homemade apple pie and others. 25-41 Broadway, Astoria. 718.204.5002
Thymari - Ring in a lovely Halloween dinner at this modern Greek taverna. They're not only known for their delicious Greek meze but also for fancy cocktails, including an apple cider martini that's available now (and especially for Halloween). 32-07 34th Avenue, Astoria. 718.204.2880
BareBurger - All BareBurger Astoria locations have been reopened, so why not go in and enjoy a fabulous burger and a shake in costume?! Bring the kiddies along with you and treat them to a cubby meal, served with your choice of carrot sticks, apple slices and fries (and an organic juice box). 33-21 31st Avenue, Astoria. 718.777.7011; 23-01 31st Street, Astoria. 718.204.7167