Holidaze? Kick it at The Dog and Duck

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Looking for a gastropub? The DOG and Duck. 45-20 Skillman Avenue.

You wait at The DOG and DUCK playing the game.

She’s not far. It was your idea to meet at the bar.

You check your phone. You’re starting to think maybe she’s fled.

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Just hold on, bro. Chill you’re at The DOG and DUCK. A Sunnyside neighborhood joint. Moonlight hits Skillman Avenue and comes through the gastropub‘s large windows. The room’s warm and cozy though the walls beg for art work.

 

Locals sit at an island near the front window. You hear them talk. You hear them laugh. You got your phone and you’re scrolling Tastoriaqueens. com

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Welcome the night while looking out on Skillman Avenue at The DOG and DUCK.

The door opens. It’s not her. You wonder–’tis the season when you’re heart gets broken?

So, what are you going to do?

Thirteen beers on tap. A selection of Red Wine, White Wine, Sparkling Wines and Andy’s Fall and Winter Cocktails with names like Figa, 46th Street Makers and Hair of the DOG (&DUCK). Isn’t that enough to keep you happy if you come down with a case of holidaze?

Or, maybe you want to choose from the DOG and DUCK’S full menu which includes Bar Snacks, appetizers, selections from the grill, from the sea, braised, roasted and stewed selections, rice, pasta and side dishes.

The barkeep comes over. You’re about to ask for a 46th Street Maker when your phone lights up. You get a text. She’s not far.

Your cocktail arrives. ( Makers 46, English Marmalade, Lemon, Vanilla, Sweet Vermouth, Angostura’s Bitters). Two sips later someone taps you on your shoulder.

Oh yeah, oh yeah.

Ain’t no holidaze here, Jack.

Key Information:

The DOG and DUCK

45-20 Skillman Avenue, Sunnyside

718-406-9048

Opening Hours

Lunch Served from 11:30 am-4pm Monday-Friday

Brunch Served from 11:00 am-4 pm Saturday & Sunday

Dinner Served daily from 4:00 pm-11:00 pm

Bar snacks served 4:00 pm-12:00 am

Bar open daily until 4:00 am

Bathroom: Acceptable /  Includes Changing Table

Nearest Subway Station:

46th Street / Bliss Street Station

7 Line

Parking:  Good luck

 

www.thedogandduckny.com

Email: dogduck46@gmail.com

 

 

 

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Want A Winning Happy Hour? Saddle Up at Venturo in Sunnyside

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Saddle up to the bar, folks. It’s Happy Hour at Venturo Osteria and Wine Bar in Sunnyside.

Benghazi, Hilliary and Donald are not in our thoughts. We’re here to get happy and that’s our story.

Everyone knows it,too. The bartender does his part. He passes over Venturo’s Happy Hour menu. House Cocktails for $7 between 4pm to 7pm. Selected vino for $5 and selected beer for $4. A cocktail called East of Sunnyside which contained Mayfair gin, gran classic, lime, mint and cucumber sounded great, but our day called for something stronger. If you wish there is a small selection of appetizers to go with your drinks, but this time around we’re here for something more than food.

Vodka on the rocks with lemon, please.

Two sips into the vodka and the décor at Venturo reset our mood. Dark stained wooden plank floors. Beige painted brick walls. A built-in-book case with a mirrored backdrop for bottles of Italian red wine. Framed silhouettes along the wall. A sound system that was neither too loud nor too soft. A small outside eating area and two clean bathrooms.

After our second vodka the small bar filled. Three well dressed women talking about the Picasso exhibit at The  Museum of Modern Art. Two fashionable men talking about ‘ a big birthday.’ His thirtieth.

And what about the service ?

The bartender and woman working the floor could not have been more pleasant.

Saddled? Ready?

If you must know, we’re already planning a return trip to Venturo. Good place to saddle up and get happy.

Directions:  

44-07 Queens Boulevard

Sunnyside, N.Y.

(718) 406-9363

http://www.venturovino.com

venturovino@gmail.com

Hours:

Happy Hour Mon-Fri: 4pm-7pm

Dinner:

Sun-Thur: 5pm-10pm

Fri-Sat: 5pm-11pm

Brunch Sat. & Sun.: 11am-3:30pm