Astoria, Long Island City Jun 13, 2017 Astoria and LIC News and Rumors, Solstice Edition So many tidbits. Share this Scoop by Meg Cotner total shares! Twitter Facebook Email Print So many tidbits. by Meg Cotner Share this Scoop total shares! Twitter Facebook Email Print Related scoops Where to Take Dear Old Dad for Father’s Day This Weekend Food News Roundup, Post-Election Day Edition More on Uncle Jack’s Meat House A number of things have come across our collective WHA desk and we thought we’d pass them on to you. For Sale Craigslist revealed a number of local businesses for sale—Caffino (Crescent Street), Gizi Wine and Chocolate (Vernon Blvd), and Krave Cafe & Grill (Ditmars). We hope they each find a great buyer. (Perhaps that’s you?) Open or Opening Disco Paws. We reached out to Amanda Hogan, the owner of Disco Paws, a pet grooming/daycare shop on Ditmars, and she said, in short, “I hope it will add to Astoria’s hip yet charming neighborhood with its 70’s style flair! Pets and people can always use a little more fun in their lives.” We’ve asked to learn more and will pass that on soon. 31-19 Ditmars Blvd, Astoria. facebook.com/discopaws Photo credit: Nicole Panettieri Gaijin. New patio opened this past weekend! “Brand new patio will be open today at Gaijin! 5pm to 9:30pm. Come enjoy our hot robata plates and sushi pieces in our lovely backyard scenery.” 37-12 31st Avenue, Astoria. facebook.com/gaijinlic Photo credit: Steven Bun ICONYC Brewery. They recently opened their tap room. Head over and try it! 45-13 34th Ave, Astoria. iconycbrewing.com Menu Coffee Bar. The Deep Deli Grocery is out and Menu Coffee Bar is in as of May 2017. It’s a nice coffee option in the area, and convenient to MOMI and Kaufman (if you have business there). 34-56 33rd Street, Astoria. instagram.com/menu_astoria Mothership Meat Company. We wrote about this Dutch Kills barbecue joint about a year ago, and it looks like they’ll be open this summer. Those of you that subscribe to our newsletter got this update yesterday (have you subscribed yet?), sourced from their recent Facebook post, “We have our approval and will be announcing an opening date in the next few weeks!” 27-20 40th Ave, LIC. facebook.com/mothershipmeatcompany Nature’s Soul. Their grand opening is Thursday! Looks like a nice place to get a healthy bite to eat. Looks like nearby Greenbay will have some competition. 33-04 Broadway, Astoria. facebook.com/NaturesSoulOrganicCafe Poke Wave. We reported on this one recently, and we can confirm they are open. 35-07 Broadway, Astoria. queenspoke.com Uncle Jack’s Meat House. Looks like they will open this summer, perhaps even next month. From their Facebook post dated 6/12/17, “Inspections this week then we hire and train staff!” 36-16 Ditmars Blvd, Astoria. facebook.com/UncleJacksMeathouseAstoriaNY Closed, Closing, or Altered Bangkok Tasty. One of my favorite Thai restaurants in the neighborhood has a new name, San Aroy Thai Kitchen. Stop in for their opening special and get 20%off until June 14. 29-06 23rd Avenue, Astoria. facebook.com/sanaroythaikitchen The Last Word. The other day it looked like they were doing some work on the front of speakeasy-esque The Last Word. The original storefront was revealed! We’ve reached out to the PR folks for the place to get the skinny on things there, but discovered that The Last Word has posted an update, “Sorry for the inconvenience — we’ll be back on Thursday!” 31-30 Ditmars Blvd. facebook.com/tlwastoria Photo credit: Nicole Panettieri If we’ve missed anything, leave us a comment (or send us an email if you prefer anonymity) and we’ll update the post. UPDATE 6/16/17: Katherine in the comments inquires about Nazca, the Peruvian restaurant that opened, then closed in the old Cold Stone Creamery Space on Broadway. I poked around and found a comment on Reddit, since outreach to the restaurant by other WHA staff has yielded a big ol’ goose egg. “My girlfriend talked with the owner and I guess it going to be a tropical restaurant. Not sure what that means besides drinks in coconuts.” Twitter Facebook Email Print bangkok tastyDisco Pawsfor saleGaijinICONYCMenu Coffee BarMothership Meat CompanyNature's SoulSan Aroy Thai KitchenThe Last WordUncle Jack's Meat House 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 Where to Take Dear Old Dad for Father’s Day This Weekend Food News Roundup, Post-Election Day Edition More on Uncle Jack’s Meat House 11 Comments Kelsey February 20th, 2018 Any news on the old Brousko spot? I feel like it’s been closed forever! Reply Jess June 17th, 2017 There looks to be a new place on 34th and 30th Ave (across from Sweet Afton) called Chips. Signage says “cookies and coffee, opening soon). Would love to know more! Reply Meg Cotner June 29th, 2017 Thanks for the tip – I will look into it! Reply Joseph June 16th, 2017 Any idea what’s going on with the construction at the old Brousko location (41st and 34th ave)? Reply Meg Cotner June 29th, 2017 I’ll take a look at this, too! Would love to see something good in there. Reply Katherine June 15th, 2017 Any idea what is coming in the old Nazca spot on the corner of Broadway and 35th? Reply Meg Cotner June 15th, 2017 Not sure at this moment in time but I will look into it and see what I can find out. Thank you! Reply Brady June 14th, 2017 New (Moroccan?) cafe opening on Crescent and 30th Ave. Signage is up. Reply Meg Cotner June 15th, 2017 Thank you! I’ll check into it and see what I can find out. Reply Brianne June 13th, 2017 There has been a restaurant in the making on 36th Avenue. The signage is up, “Bean’s & Lager.” But that is it… any insight? Reply Emily Rios June 14th, 2017 Hey Brianne, We’ve got the scoop! https://weheartastoria.com/2017/05/beans-lager-open-soon-astoria/ Reply Leave a Reply 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.