PLAN DATE: WEDS / MAR. 20
Next time you’re walking down Fresh Pond Road, visit hidden neighborhood gem Antica Trattoria. A long-standing Italian eatery known for its intimate setting and casual décor, the spot is a great option for pasta lovers from all over the world. Start with the restaurant’s own version of mozzarella sticks—a fried grilled cheese sandwich with mozzarella and marinara—or some calamari. For your main dish, choose from the endless list of pasta dishes including a memorable penne alla vodka or spaghetti carbonara. Or, try something more substantial, like the veal marsala. Everything on the menu celebrates the art of Italian home-cooking and simplicity.
Just a quick hop from the M train is friendly, neighborhood bar Sweet Jane’s. It might sound like a bustling bakery, but Sweet Jane’s is a hardcore watering hole with a sugary vibe. Operated by the team behind Cobra Club bar in Bushwick, Sweet Jane’s features fun alcoholic drinks like frozen margaritas, alcoholic milkshakes and Guinness floats, as well a full beer and wine list. If you want to nosh on something, you’ll love the array of bar snacks—including frito pies, meat, and veggie corndogs and popcorn—that are available.
Intimate, Decadent, Neighborhood
68-10 Fresh Pond Road, Queens
idk tip: Space is tight, so if you hate waiting or have a big party, definitely call ahead.
64-02 68th Avenue, Queens
idk tip: Grab a sweet deal! Happy hour is daily from 4-9pm and features $3 Miller Lites and $4 draft and well drinks.