Queens qrazy

It wasn’t too long after we brought our daughter home from the hospital that I started longingly browsing Trulia and Zillow looking for a bigger place with MORE SPACE. We own a small two-bedroom apartment that’s good for now but is slowly filling up with the accoutrements of family life. We’re hoping to stay in … Continue reading Queens qrazy

Michael Psilakis coming to Astoria? (And other changes along Ditmars Blvd.)

Some quick observations on upcoming and outgoing food options near Ditmars Boulevard–31st Street in Astoria …

From Mezzo Mezzo to … Michael Psilakis?

mezzo mezzo construction
Construction at the former Mezzo Mezzo started in earnest last week.

That’s the word on Astorians, where the speculation is that the defunct Mezzo Mezzo will become a second location of Michael Psilakis’s MP Taverna (the original is in Roslyn, a short way away on Long Island).

This makes some sense. The bilevel space is enormous, stretching all the way back to where the blue plywood ends. Seems like it would take someone with a proven track record and a name to hit the ground running here and do the kind of business that would cover the rent.

UPDATE: And now it’s confirmed. Psilakis is opening in this space.

31-29 Ditmars Boulevard, Astoria NY 11105

Hinomaru Ramen

It’s moving into the old St. Honore bakery space near the corner of 35th Street. Grub Street brought word earlier this year that it was set to open February 15. Well, obvs, that’s come and gone. Peeking through the plywood, I can see the interior looks most of the way there. There’s a long bank of counter seating on the left of the space and plenty of room for tables on the right.  Continue reading “Michael Psilakis coming to Astoria? (And other changes along Ditmars Blvd.)”