Artsy's Backyard: William Hallett.

William Hallett.Artsy Guy here, on a break from the desk on a drippy day in Astoria. Pretty recently, my 'hood was graced with a gem of a gastropub: William Hallett. Named for a pioneer of these parts, this place is also blazing trails in the way of comfort food: the turducken sandwich and foie gras sliders give just a hint at what awaits.  This evening, I opted for their brilliant mac and cheese and side of the bacon brussels sprouts.

The wine list is varied and interesting, and there's a full bar.  But of course the beer taps are what catch my eye, and the regular selection here includes Founders Centennial IPA, Stone Smoked Porter, Coney Island, Kelso, Sly Fox, and more.  Yes and yes.

So, if you're in Astoria, Queens, in the NYC, get thee to William Hallett.  They're open late with an after hours menu until 2am.  That's what's HOPpenin!