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Astoria Restaurant offering East Coast Food Closes, Owner Cites Health Issues

Jan. 23, 2018 By Christian Murray

An Astoria restaurant that offered East Coast comfort food has closed.

East Coast Foodies, located at 35-11 34th Ave., closed earlier this month, with the owner citing health issues as the reason.

The restaurant, which opened in April 2017, offered food such as Maine lobster rolls, New York hot dogs, Vermont cheese, Philly cheese steaks, New York wings, and more.

The eatery was owned by Dean Pappas and his mother.

“It will be a full family affair,” Pappas said, when he opened the restaurant last year. He said his family goes back several generations in Astoria.

Pappas left a note in the restaurant window that explained why the eatery had closed.  He also thanked his customers.

“Due to the owner’s health issues, ECF will be closing,” the note read. “Thank you to those who came by and enjoyed our food.”

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Harry Ballsagna

The bottom line was that this place was a bad concept with oddly put together menu items. They also didn’t offer delivery, which is basically a must.

Why do people make things up when their restaurants fail? This family also runs Sweet Scene next door so I can’t imagine how much of a health issue there was.


Too bad. A bunch of pretty good/interesting places to eat on the stretch from 33rd street to 38 St. Hopefully it gets replaced quickly with another good food spot.
Wishing the owners the best of health.


The poor guy probably got stressed out because it wasn’t busy while the bills kept mounting…
#AtLeastHeTried #ItTakesGuts


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