Wednesday, June 15, 2011
I was chatting with a fellow blogger recently, and mentioned to him that I have a ton of half-written reviews waiting to be finished and posted. He suggested I just post what I have and finish them as I go. If this is a good idea, he gets the credit. If this is a bad idea, he was kidding and it's all on me. Either way, go check out his blog: The GIN is IN.
Blackbirds41-19 30th Avenue
Astoria, NY 11103
You should knowChris and I decided to go for a walk in the new neighborhood late one Sunday night and see what kind of dining establishments were still serving dinner.
One little place had drink specials and wing specials during all football games, and since one was on at that moment, we figured, "Why not?"
So?So of course Chris was nice and distracted by the game, but I expected that. He got the wings ("1/2 dozen or one dozen. Hot, medium, sweet & sour, and honey bbq, and I got a Blackbird's Burger("8-oz. burger served with fresh lettuce, tomato, and onion. Add 50¢ for a topping of your choice: bleu cheese, american, cheddar, mozzarella, sauteed mushrooms, sautéed onions, or bacon. Add 1 dollar for avocado or goat cheeseburger.") Of course, the game night menu is not as clear as the online menu as to what does or does not count as an additional topping, so I ended up paying a little more than I expected, but it was still good. The food was good, but not especially impressive.
To drink, I got a Coney Island Lager ("A hybrid mash up of styles between European brewing traditions. Very unusual malt bill and hops that nod strongly at American craft"), which was nice but not amazing, and Chris got a Franziskaner.
The burger was excellent, and Chris enjoyed their wings, though so many places have wing specials that he won't get them unless he's getting the beer included, as well (which is a feature of their late-night menu).
Since then, we've gone back multiple times, usually when we want a late dinner and everyone else has stopped serving food.
RatingCheck it out if you're in the neighborhood
It's definitely worth stopping by if you're around, but I don't know if I'd go so far as to recommend traveling to get there.