Top five brunch spots in Astoria and LIC
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BY KELLY MARIE MANCUSO With jaw-dropping city views and an impressive roster of fun weekend activities and outdoor events, Astoria and Long Island City have become premier summer destinations in the city. Whether you’re enjoying a concert in Astoria Park, browsing the LIC Flea Market, exploring art at MoMA PS1 or sneaking a peek at […]

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LIC chef to compete in Food Network’s “Beat Bobby Flay”
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Natasha Pogrebinsky is at it again and this time she is looking to take on an iron chef. The Long Island City chef, who has appeared twice on the Food Network’s “Chopped,” will now go head-to-head with chef Esther Choi on the network’s new series “Beat Bobby Flay” on Sept. 4 in hopes to move […]

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LIC chef to make comeback on Food Network’s ‘Chopped’
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One Long Island City chef hopes this time she’ll put her competition on the chopping board. Natasha Pogrebinsky, executive chef and co-founder of Long Island City’s Bear Bar and Restaurant, will be making her comeback on a “Return and Redeem” episode of the Food Network’s “Chopped,” airing Tuesday, Feb. 25. The chef made her first appearance […]

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LIC chef comes in second on Food Network’s ‘Chopped’
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Being “chopped” never felt so good. Although Long Island City chef Natasha Pogrebinsky didn’t win the grand prize on the show, she left with an unforgettable experience. “I’m not upset about the outcome at all, I’m very happy that I had the chance to talk about my story, my restaurant, my type of cuisine,” said […]

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LIC chef to appear on Food Network’s ‘Chopped’
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Chef Natasha Pogrebinsky hopes her dish does not end up on the chopping block. The executive chef and co-founder of Bear Bar and Restaurant, located at 12-14 31st Avenue in Long Island City, will appear on an episode of the Food Network’s “Chopped” airing Tuesday, August 6. On the show, which has already been taped, […]

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