The Thirsty Koala

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Queensland meets Queens at this Astoria spot, which proudly reps its Aussie roots throughout. Pinewood-planked walls are studded with indigenous artifacts like Australian spears and didgeridoos, and the menu matches these efforts to be faithful to Oz culture, with Australian-sourced lamb lollipops, beet-and-pineapple-topped burgers and a tiramisu made with Tim Tam cookies for a playful crunch. As expected, Foster's and Coopers are on tap, headlining a beverage program of Down Under–themed cocktails (one such tipple is named after a cricket stadium, natch), Australian and New Zealand wines, and craft beer.
Venue name: The Thirsty Koala
Address: 35-12 Ditmars Blvd
Cross street: between 35th and 36th Sts
Opening hours: Tue-Sat 11am-11pm, Sun 11am-10pm
Transport: Subway: N, Q to Astoria–Ditmars Blvd
Price: Average price for main course: $11, AmEx, MC, V
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