Astoria, Restaurants Jan 31, 2014 New Restaurant and Bar Called Front Toward Enemy to Open in Old CANZ Spot on 30th Avenue A new restaurant, bar, and live music venue will open up in the former CANZ space on 30th Avenue in Astoria, Queens, called Front Toward Enemy. Share this Scoop by Meg Cotner total shares! Twitter Facebook Email Print A new restaurant, bar, and live music venue will open up in the former CANZ space on 30th Avenue in Astoria, Queens, called Front Toward Enemy. by Meg Cotner Share this Scoop total shares! Twitter Facebook Email Print Related scoops UPDATE: Chipotle on Steinway to Open Tomorrow, March 26 (Tak (...) “Traditional Meets Millennial” At New Astoria Greek Rest (...) Openings, Closings and Rumors: Mid-Winter 2020 Thanks for a WHA tipster, we’ve learned that the old CANZ (a City) space will be the new home to a new spot called Front Toward Enemy. And it looks like they may open as soon as next month. They have a bare-bones website (with lots of “coming soon” in it) and have set up their social media accounts (Twitter, Facebook, Instagram) as well as their Yelp profile. The Yelp profile gives us the most detail. Their hours indicate weeknight evening service and the potential for brunch on the weekend (Mon-Thu 5 p.m. to 2 a.m.; Fri 5 p.m. to 4 a.m.; Sat and Sun 12 p.m. to 4 a.m.). They’ll have free wifi, a full bar, and will “specialize in unique mixology, great food and live music.” They’ve also posted a dozen photos of the food, and here are a handful: Looks like a dish of poultry (or fish?) Salad with eggs. Perhaps a crab cake or some kind atop greens and sauce. Dessert, perhaps a toffee cake and whipped cream. You might be wondering what “front toward enemy” refers to, and after a little research we learned that it has to do with anti-personnel mine. The image used in the restaurant’s logo is a diagram of the 1956 McLeod patent of the Claymore mine. The mine displays the words “FRONT TOWARD ENEMY” on one side. You can read more about this mine here. We look forward to learning more about Front Toward Enemy over the coming weeks. Front Toward Enemy, 40-11 30th Ave, Astoria, NY 11103, www.fronttowardenemynyc.com Twitter Facebook Email Print 30th avenueBrunchclaymore mineCocktailsfoodFront Toward Enemylate nightlive musicmixologyopenings About Meg Cotner Meg Cotner was trained as a harpsichordist and now works as a freelance writer and editor. She is the author of "Food Lovers' Guide to Queens," and is a skilled and avid home cook, baker, and preserver. Related scoops UPDATE: Chipotle on Steinway to Open Tomorrow, March 26 (Tak (...) “Traditional Meets Millennial” At New Astoria Greek Rest (...) Openings, Closings and Rumors: Mid-Winter 2020 11 Comments New Restaurant to Open on 30th Avenue | Astoria Post January 27th, 2018 […] We Heart Astoria first reported this story. […] Reply Anon912 February 16th, 2014 Article forgets to explain how everyone at Canz Astoria was fired right around the holidays as they quickly closed up shop to open up this place. Reply New restaurant to open on 30th Avenue | Astoria Post February 3rd, 2014 […] We Heart Astoria first reported this story. […] Reply Erica January 31st, 2014 What a horrible name choice. Land mines still effect many regions in the world decades after the conflicts they were placed during are over. Hope if they are planning to keep this terrible name they will choose to donate some of their profits to an organization such as MAG. http://www.magamerica.org/ Reply GersonK January 31st, 2014 Based on the name, I would’ve expected them to serve MREs. Reply Phillip January 31st, 2014 I got a chuckle out of the name. It’s a rock club! It’s gotta be kinda tough sounding but with a sense of humor. Works for me. Also, the salad to me looks like an adapted ceasar salad (are those white anchovies?) Reply dunnypop January 31st, 2014 Looks pretty cool actually. Reply Lindsey W January 31st, 2014 Thanks for the info! The sign went up yesterday, and I was curious about the meaning behind the name. I still find it odd that they completely covered the full-length windows that used to open up at CANZ. Reply chris January 31st, 2014 Yay! Land mines are cool! Reply megc January 31st, 2014 We’ll be curious to hear from the owners about their choice of name for their establishment. Reply cmd January 31st, 2014 Horrible name. Reply Leave a Reply to Lindsey W Cancel replyYour email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *Comment * Name * Email * Website Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.