August Prix Fixe Dinner and Member’s Event

Hi all,

We’re just a few days from the August Dinner and our 2nd Members Prix Fixe Dinner at everyone’s new favorite restaurant The Shady Lady this Wednesday at 7PM!

We’ve got a table reserved for 10 attendees and there are still a few spots left but in case we have an 11th or 12th we’ll find a way to squeeze you all in!

As I’m sure you all know this dinner is a prix-fixe with a set price of $30 that includes one signature cocktail, one appetizer, one entree (yes, there are vegetarian options), and of course a dessert – it also includes tax and tip!  (And of course we know many of our members used to/still do wait tables – so if you want to leave a few extra dollars for your server, nobody is going to say you can’t!)

Also, because we’re limited with space for this event – we ask that everyone RSVP here and pre-pay via paypal – this way we can let the folks at Shady Lady the precise number of attendees they need to prep for and we can settle the bill with them easily.


1. Go to
2. Click on the Donate button on the right side of the page
3. Make a $30 donation
4. Click on “add special instructions to seller”
5. Write in “SHADY LADY (and your name)”
6. Send payment
7. Print receipt
8. Show up for event!

It’s that simple!

Here’s the menu choices (as if you need more enticing):


Shady Lady, Basil Julep, Strawberry Bourbon Fix, Ginger Kick, The Girl Upstairs, A Lovely Pear, Bourbon Bliss


Crabby Cakes-jumbo lump, brandy remoulade, roasted corn
Thai Glazed Chili Buffalo Wings- ginger, cilantro, red chilis-mild, spicy or DIABLO
Falafel Wraps-chick peas, boston lettuce, harissa yogurt
Pork Belly Taquitos-guajillo chilis, cotija cheese, tomatillo salsa

Roasted Beets-with gorgonzola mousse & candied walnuts (vegetarian)


Prime Beef Sliders- roast garlic and peppercorn aioli, bourbon ketchup, smoked cabot cheddar, LT, brioche bun

Meatloaf Meatballs-tomato demi glaze, chive mashed potatoes
Wiener Schnitzel-veal cutlets, spaetzle, baby arugula
Shrimp n Grits-andouille sausage, crispy hominy grits

Grilled Vegetable Pot Pie-with goat cheese and roasted tomatoes (vegetarian)


NY Style Cheesecake-strawberry, balsamic & black pepper reduction

Chocolate Praline Bites-blackberries, vanilla anglaise


And also just a reminder for our First Annual Member’s Party on August 24 at a private rooftop venue in Astoria!  Make sure your membership dues are up to date and paid and come enjoy an open bar and some nibbly bits out doors on a roof with a great view of the city so nice they named it twice.


Obviously if you’re unsure about your membership status or when it expires just shoot an email to and Aaron will let you know!  Of course we can take “walk in” membership applications and renewals at the event, but we’re trying to avoid any delays getting people into the party – so register/renew now!


See you all very soon!



President, Out Astoria – 2013

New Location for February Mixer!

Hi everyone!

It’s been a crazy month for us Astorians but I just wanted to take a moment to let you all know that we’re still on for our February Mixer!


Things are changing in Astoria, and in recognition of that, Out Astoria is holding this month’s mixer somewhere we haven’t been before!  Some of you might remember Veronica’s as the place we’d go across the street from the old Lavish Lounge – sometimes it was to chat with the bartendress or just have a quiet sip of whiskey with someone you wanted to chat with b/c the music at Lavish was too loud for you to hear each other…regardless – some of you remember Veronica’s Bar…and this month (for the first time ever) we get to make their venue “official” with their first Out Astoria Mixer!

Because it’s a new spot for a lot of you, there’s no cover for anyone (members or non-members)…everyone is welcome!  Bring your friends, gaybors, subway crushes and take advantage of the great all-night drink specials:

$4 for a PBR and a well shot

$4 for mixed well drinks

And although this mixer is free, don’t forget to renew your annual Out Astoria Membership if it’s close to expiring!  Just click here and fill out the simple form to renew.  Membership questions, especially if you need to know when your membership is up for renewal, can be directed to our Membership Director, Jason.

I’m looking forward to seeing you all there!  I’ll most likely be the one writing out name tags near the entrance!

Out Astoria, inc.