Mid-Summer Update

by Meg Cotner on August 1, 2014

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Watermelon Salad at The Queens Kickshaw—one of the best things I’ve had all summer.

Well, it’s been a while since I gave my poor blog some attention. Perhaps this will be the beginning of its resurrection, maybe not; I won’t make any predictions.

Things are going well—I’m writing a lot on We Heart Astoria¬†and We Heart LIC, which is the kind of fun times that don’t feel like work. I was on the radio again! Always a good time. I’m swimming a lot, too, so I’m SO HUNGRY. I’ve been eating a lot of egg-and-cheese-on-a-roll breakfast sandwiches post-swim workout—which, by the way, burns about 800 calories. I love these sandwiches at Zorba’s, a little neighborhood spot that also makes my current favorite frappe, an iced coffee beverage popular in places like Greece and Bulgaria.

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It’s a slightly sweet and milky coffee drink made from Nescafe coffee. I’m a big fan.

Other summer food activities include making sun tea (yes, I’m a child of the 80s), horchata, cold brew coffee, and eating a lot of vegetables from my CSA, which is in full swing now. Recent restaurant trips include The Queens Kickshaw, where I tried their new fabulous Summer menu (see the watermelon salad above); Spicy Lanka, a Sri Lankan restaurant in Jamaica that is awesome; Pye Boat Noodle, home to incredible noodle soups and tasty snacks; and Khao Kang, a new Thai steam table restaurant with some seriously good food. And cheap! I think 3 dishes were $7.50. More on all these later.

Guilty (not really, but you know what I mean) pleasures: Bounty Bars and Days of Our Lives.

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