La Papa Astoria (CLOSED)

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La Papa Astoria
Astoria

This Turkish joint specializes in the kumpir—a dolled-up baked potato, apparently a fast-food staple in Istanbul. For a mere $6, you can score a sizable spud, sliced and mashed with kasseri—a creamy Greek cheese—butter and olive oil, and dressed with an unlimited amount of toppings, from the tame (roasted peppers, bacon bits, olives) to the outlandish (artichokes, sliced beef franks, tuna salad).

Venue name: La Papa Astoria (CLOSED)
Contact:
Address: 25-13 30th Ave
Queens

Cross street: between Crescent and 27th Sts
Opening hours: Mon–Sat 11:30am–10:30pm
Transport: Subway: N, Q to 30th Ave
Price: Average potato: $5. Disc, MC, V