Astoria has some pretty solid restaurants, more than most other towns of that size. As you would expect, seafood dominates the menus in those other stops. However, what you wouldn't expect out of Astoria is that the best restaurant for the last six-plus years is a restaurant that has no seafood on the menu at all.
Being a local for many years, I've tried them all. And even as new cafes and bistros open their doors seemingly every year to try to carve out their niche, I keep coming back to Ken and Fordinka's establishment.
The wine list features many offerings from the Southeastern European wine region, and is refreshed regularly. Ken is always more than willing to assist with a selection, as it's very likely that the list will feature labels unknown to most. Beers are also available, and they hold up quite nicely to other local offerings.
The food is outstanding. Throughout my many visits here I have dined across their entire menu, and at every stop I have found rich and flavorful meals that show the level of attention that Fordinka puts into her art. From the special smoked meats, pickled veggies, fresh fruit and bread, through the main course, and ending up with the baklava and Turkish coffee, I know that I can count on Drina Daisy to present a meal that will not disappoint. This is where I take my out of town guests who are up for a delightful culinary experience.
Reservations are always recommended, as it's been proven impossible to know when the place will be busy. You can just drop by, but don't be surprised if the place is busy. Other lovers of their cuisine keep this place busy, likely for as long as these two are willing to bless the area with their passion in the art of cuisine.
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