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The Queens Kickshaw introduces its brand new “egg-centric” brunch starting today!  Be sure to check out the outrageously inventive and delicious dishes, like these cold-poached eggs… an umami benedict with miso butter and pickled mustard seed “caviar” on cranberry walnut toast.  Brunch will be served Saturdays and Sundays from 9 to 4…  The Queens Kickshaw | 40-17 Broadway, Astoria | http://www.thequeenskickshaw.com/

The Queens Kickshaw introduces its brand new “egg-centric” brunch starting today!  Be sure to check out the outrageously inventive and delicious dishes, like these cold-poached eggs… an umami benedict with miso butter and pickled mustard seed “caviar” on cranberry walnut toast.  Brunch will be served Saturdays and Sundays from 9 to 4…  The Queens Kickshaw | 40-17 Broadway, Astoria | http://www.thequeenskickshaw.com/

(top) Brik: lightly fried phyllo pocket stuffed with shredded tuna, capers, parmesan, parsley, and a fresh, soft-centered egg that spills out when cut open… Tunisian tradition is that a man seeking the blessing of his bride-to-be’s family must successfully consume her mother’s version of this dish without spilling any egg; (bottom-left) Chakchouka: a ragout of peppers, tomatoes, onions, garlic, parsley, cardamom, cumin, and cayenne, with a fresh egg cracked over the top, adding a depth and creaminess to the tender vegetables, served with balthazar bread or pita for dipping; (bottom-center) bourek: 3 cigar shaped phyllo rolls stuffed with ground steak, parmesan, egg, and parsley… lightly fried; (bottom-right) Merguez Aiolissa: spicy cayenne-garlic lamb sausage with caramelized onions and harissa aioli on a crunchy Balthazar baguette; Harissa Cafe, 34-05 30th Ave, Astoria: (718) 545-9595; http://www.harissacafe.com

The Queens Kickshaw has gained national recognition (in less than a year) for serving some of the country’s most incredible grown-up grilled cheese sandwiches, an eclectic array of craft beers and wines, and gourmet coffees & beverages (from V60 pour-over coffee to vinegar-cordial sodas called shrubs).  Pictured are three of my favorite items, the Gouda (on brioche with black bean hummus, guava jam, and pickled jalapeños), the Mac & Cheese (with cheddar, gruyere, smoked mozzarella, & french beans), and the miso-mustard pickles (with everything from white beets to quail eggs).  The Queens Kickshaw, 40-17 Broadway (a block from Steinway), Astoria; (718) 777-0913; http://thequeenskickshaw.com

At Arepas Cafe, you get killer Venezuelan food and some of the best service around.  The house specialty is the arepa, a crunchy grilled corn pancake butterflied and loaded with every array of filling imaginable (pictured: tuna, pico de gallo, avocado, & truffle butter). And with numerous specials and a happy hour like this, how can you go wrong? Arepas Cafe, 33-07 36th Ave., Astoria, NY; (718) 937-3835