Stroll by 30th Avenue and 41st Street on any given weekend, and you will undoubtedly witness the hoards of hungry brunchers gathered on the sidewalk in front of Queens Comfort, rain or shine. Whether you enjoy Chef Hernan’s whimsical empanadas, Montana and Nick’s delectable doughnuts, the selection of comic books, the vintage toys strewn along the walls, or simply the decadent takes on comfort cuisine, any fan of the famous Astoria brunch spot can attest to owner Donnie D’Alessio’s affinity for a creative burger.
“For me, New York cuisine has always been Italian American, Chinese takeout, and fast food burgers,” D’Alessio says.
While his poetic patties have steadily maintained their own corner of the menu, Donnie recently shared with BORO that he plans to open a new location devoted to these gourmet griddle gems, called Flattopp Burgers.
He recently debuted a few of his brawny beef burgers with a pop-up on Queens Comfort’s night off to showcase the new concept.