If you live in Astoria or LIC, Milkflower should be on your radar. And even if you don’t live over there, it’s a good spot to know about. It’s a neighborhood place, and it’s both casual and affordable enough for a weeknight dinner, but they serve the sort of food that you’ll look forward to eating on a weekend. Get a pizza with honey and sopressata, or try the one called the “Van Dammer” if you’re a fan of brussels sprouts and you want something that tastes equal parts healthy and unhealthy. They serve the same menu all day, so you’ll always have plenty of pizzas to choose from, along with a few pastas, salads, and small plates.
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