There is an event for foodies in Astoria next week that looks interesting. It is called The Cuisine of Queens & Beyond at the Astoria World Manor from 6pm to 9pm on Tuesday, May 17. More than 30 restaurants are participating as well as a number of vineyards. Rocco DiSpirito will be there to sign copies of his latest cookbook, Rocco's Italian American. The event is organized by Dish du Jour Magazine. Tickets are $50 if purchased by tomorrow ($60 at the door). Call 718-777-7918.