Spend $25 at Aigner Chocolates and get two free tickets to the Dropkick Murphys and Flogging Molly concert

If you’re a fan of chocolate and a fan of the Dropkick Murphys and Flogging Molly, then here’s something to get you over hump day!

When you spend over $25 at Aigner Chocolates, you will receive two (2) free tickets to the Dropkick Murphys and Flogging Molly concert this Friday at Forest Hills Stadium. Quantity is limited.

Aigner Chocolates is located at 103-02 Metropolitan Ave in Forest Hills. Their phone number is (718) 544-1850.




Power outage in Manhattan affecting subway service

If you’re headed to Manhattan or are simply planning on using the subway, you may want to reconsider your commute.

There’s a power outage that is affecting seven lines including the A, B, C, D, E, F and M. The lines were all running with delays as of 11 a.m. because of the power loss at 14th St. and West Fourth.

Also worth noting, there are no M trains between Essex Delancey St and Forest Hills-71 Av in both directions, according to the MTA.

Stay up-to-date with subway service on the NYCT Subway twitter account.


Drink Battle at Exo Cafe

The Lychee-tini and Suffering Bastard battled it out for best drink last Friday during a lunch meeting at Exo Cafe.

The Lychee-tini consists of Figenza Fig Vodka, dry vermouth, lychee juice and a lychee fruit placed perfectly at the bottom of the martini glass.

The Suffering Bastard is made with Mount Gay Black Barrel, Bacardi 151, amaretto, triple sec, lime and orange juice, topped off with a cherry.

Our marketing team sampled each drink to see which one would win over their taste buds.

After carefully savoring the two signatures, the outcome was a whopping 3-1 vote as the Suffering Bastard defeated the Lychee-tini.



Our marketing team also split and devoured the cafe’s signature handhelds, the Exo and Chimichurri Handwiches with a side of hand-cut Belgian Fries. 

The Exo Handwich is made with grilled chicken, roasted peppers, goat cheese, field greens and roasted garlic pepper sauce.

The Chimichurri ingredients are garlic marinated skirt steak, provolone cheese, tomato, chopped cilantro and chimichurri sauce.

Both handwiches were overwhelmingly delicious, but the whole marketing team unanimously agreed that there was an impeccable twist to the Chimichurri that made it the team’s favorite.

Exo Cafe is located at 70-20 Austin St. in Forest Hills. Their lunch special goes from 12-4pm starting at $12.95. Happy hour starts right after and ends at 8pm for discounted appetizers, $7 cocktails, $5 beer and wine.


10 Reasons Why You Should Bring Dad to Aigner Chocolates on Father’s Day

1. Aigner Chocolates has called Forest Hills its home for over 85 years now. Why go to Manhattan when you can get gourmet chocolate right here in Queens?

2. They have remotes that he won’t lose in the couch.

3. You don’t have to go all the way Kanto Region to get your hands on these Pikachu pops.

4. Here are some fish that won’t take him all day to catch. So, less time fishing, more time Father’s Day-ing.

5. Nananananananana… Bat pops! 

6. In the immortal words of Cardi B, “These expensive, these is red bottoms, these is chocolate shoes”.

7. Here’s a #1 DAD plaque that won’t take up more space in the house. 

8. There’s something for everyone. Aigner’s has everything from jellies, to cremes, to delicious Austrian style truffles.

9. I mean, seriously. LOOK at this salted caramel and tell me you’re not craving chocolate right now.

10. Still not convinced? Two words. Ice. Cream.

Aigner’s Chocolate is located at 103-02 Metropolitan Ave, Forest Hills, NY 11375 and their phone number is (718) 544-1850. Don’t worry, Aigner’s is a no judgement zone… so you won’t be judged if you eat 2, 3, or 27 of you favorite treats.


Music at Forest Hills Stadium this weekend

Get ready for some music at Forest Hills Stadium this weekend!

On Friday, catch a performance by indie rock band Alt-J with Kamasi Washington at 7:30 p.m. Tickets range from $56.50 to $69.

On Sunday at 8 p.m., Roger Daltrey performs The Who’s “TOMMY.” It’s a special one-night-only performance with members of The Who and The New York Pops. Tickets range from $51 to $251.

Forest Hills Stadium is located at 1 Tennis Place in Forest Hills.


Curaleaf to host cannabis seminars

The new dispensary will open at 107-18 70th Rd. in Forest Hills

Curaleaf NY will be hosting two “Cannabis 101” seminars on Thursday, June 14, in Kew Gardens.
The sessions are meant to provide Queens patients with information about medical cannabis and the state’s Department of Health’s medical marijuana program.

“Medical cannabis can help provide critical relief from serious and painful conditions that include cancer, PTSD and chronic pain, and it’s important that patients in Queens are aware of the treatment options available and how medical cannabis can be used in New York State,” said Michelle Bodner, CEO of PalliaTech NY, which operates the dispensary under the brand name Curaleaf New York. “We are here to serve as a resource for patients and the community, and we encourage anyone who has questions to attend these sessions to meet with our experts to learn more.”

The sessions are free and will be led by Kunal Patel, the Pharmacy Manager of Curaleaf’s Forest Hills dispensary, which opens later this summer, and Lanett Austin, Curaleaf’s Community Outreach Manager.

At the sessions, Patel and Austin will discuss the benefits of medical marijuana for patients, provide important information about medical cannabis products and review the steps for enrolling in the program.

The events are scheduled as:

Thursday, June 14
12:30 p.m.
Conference Room at the Comfort Inn
124-18 Queens Blvd
Kew Gardens, NY 11415

Thursday, June 14
5 p.m.
Conference Room at the Comfort Inn
124-18 Queens Blvd
Kew Gardens, NY 11415