Time to celebrate Mama, which is an awesome time of year. I always look forward to hanging out with my mom and honoring all that she's done for my brother and me. This year, we're starting the celebration at my brother's and ending things off at City Field by watching Cirque du Soleil's Totem. What are your plans? In case you're looking for something lovely to do in the nabe, here are 5 suggestions.
MP Taverna - Newcomer MP is rolling out the big guns with their special Mother's Day brunch and dinner service for a $29.95/person prix-fixe. Menu highlights include lobster risotto, Greek pork sausage, slow cooked lamb shank and a chocolate halva brownie. 31-29 Ditmars Blvd, Astoria. 718.777.2187
Queens Kickshaw - I love the affordable dinner option over at The Queens Kickshaw for just $25/person. Expect yummy treats from their brand new dinner menu such as hard cider arancini, Kickshaw bibimbap, beet pasta alfredo, a deconstructed apple cobbler and more. Check out our We Heart Astoria write-up of all of these menu items and more. 40-17 Broadway, Astoria. 718.777.0913
Vesta - If you'd like to take mom for a real down home comforting meal, I highly recommend Vesta. The trick is to make reservations or to get there early. They'll be featuring some brunch favorites til 3 p.m. such as the warm bankie and their hangover pizza. Dinner will be served too, with yummie faves such as homestyle lasagna, pork sausage spiedini, soft shell crab and more. 21-02 30th Avenue, Astoria. 718.545.5550
La Guli Pastry Shop - I adore all the special sweet goodies that La Guli is making just for mom. These include chocolate Mother's Day lollipops, beautifully decorated sugar cookies and special Mother's Day Cakes. 29-15 Ditmars Blvd, Astoria. 718.728.5612
Teaspoon Bake Shop - Even though it's not in Astoria, I wanted to pay special attention to this Bayside bakery that has tons of beautiful baked goods just for Mom. Think festive cake balls, intricately decorated MOM cookies, cupcakes, French macarons and a lot more. 36-41 Bell Blvd, Bayside. 718.224.4626