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Astoria Kickshaw

jonkyo Dec 7, 2013 01:44 PM

This Astoria place near Steinway, has an excellent beverage selection.

The cook is Korean, and does a nice Bibimbop.

I recommend it, as the have Klipsch speakers and the sound is great.

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    round2 Dec 11, 2013 07:47 AM

    Am I right that you are referring to The Queens Kickshaw, located in Astoria?: http://thequeenskickshaw.com/

    1. w
      wewwew Dec 9, 2013 02:28 PM

      Know of any Astoria restaurants that have Magicos?

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      1. re: wewwew
        jonkyo Dec 9, 2013 04:43 PM

        I do not know what Magico is, but since you posted your question here, I can say besides the refined sound coming from recorded music due to the Klipsch speakers at Kickshaw, you will be surprised to see their selections of beverages, primarily alcoholic.

        Since I take to beer generally, here in the states at least, I can comment that there is a range of selections that will please even the fastidious of drinkers, be they domestic obsessed or faithfuls to the foreign born bottled imports.

        In addition to this, they have non-corporate (I am guessing) made ciders and tea derived beers.

        I was not so pleased with the baked cheese, coated with honey, as the flavors of the cheeses, to this eater, are held captive by the sweet honey, and are only faintly released.

        Other items did a better job of pleasing those seated at the table: austrian noodle or paste spaetzle, meats, and bibimbop.

        bop is rice in Korean. It would be nice if they used brown rice or wheat berry, but for those who do eat white rice, the dish here is quite good.

        1. re: jonkyo
          foodiemom10583 Dec 9, 2013 05:22 PM

          FYI: http://www.magico.net/index/index.php

          Kickshaw really does seem to have a great selection of drinks. I am particularly impressed by their list of ciders.

          1. re: jonkyo
            wewwew Dec 9, 2013 06:01 PM

            What a cidre list wow

            1. re: wewwew
              foodiemom10583 Dec 9, 2013 06:07 PM

              Seriously, I've never seen one like it.

              1. re: foodiemom10583
                jonkyo Dec 11, 2013 09:27 AM

                Strongbow is good, and makes our domestic bottles of any notoriety something one only needs to part take of, when Strongbow is not around.

                So, this list is good. Finally see that Woodchuck disappear.

                Oh....I actually have not a clue. I have not partaken of their cider.

                I did have the tea derived beer. It was splendid.

                1. re: jonkyo
                  foodiemom10583 Dec 11, 2013 11:26 AM

                  I'm not a fan of Strongbow or Woodchuck unless it's their green apple cider. Angry Orchard is okay in a pinch, but can be too sweet. I did enjoy their Cinnful Apple seasonal offering as part of a "snakebite" [cider plus lager]. If I had a choice, I'd want Diamond White, which is unfortunately not readily available in the U.S. and may be discontinued as a brand. If Queens Kickshaw does a cider tasting, I'd make a trip over there.

                  1. re: foodiemom10583
                    jonkyo Dec 14, 2013 09:04 AM

                    My reference was that Strongbow, from England, and pursued by myself on occasion when in the Queen's land, is far more valued as a quality beverage, over the Vermont...happy tie-dyed party favorite of Woodchuck.

                    The woodchuck is loaded with the taste of sugar.

                    I only state that Kickshaw has alternatives to any major market brand. That is good point/

                2. re: foodiemom10583
                  wewwew Dec 15, 2013 10:55 AM

                  I 'm will be in the area Tuesday and stop in to see if I can get a flight of ciders, if not let's get a chowdown together.

                  1. re: wewwew
                    foodiemom10583 Dec 15, 2013 02:49 PM

                    Yes! Keep me posted!

                    1. re: foodiemom10583
                      wewwew Jan 18, 2014 12:32 PM

                      Made it. As a result of reading the menu too fast I failed to see the less expensive cider offerings, so I had an apple dessert which was extra fine and a cup of coffee, while my friend had a cup of kabocha soup which she liked. I spoke to a burly man (the owner/manager?) after eating and he gave me a tour of the cider list and my wait person joined in and gave me a shot of the cider on tap. I splendid afternoon out of the rain. At some time I will give the list more of a chance.

                      1. re: wewwew
                        foodiemom10583 Jan 19, 2014 08:15 AM

                        Thanks for reporting back! That cider menu was huge. I'll probably need to bring a magnifying glass. ;)

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