Dec. 27, 2016 By Christian Murray
The owners of a popular Latin American restaurant in Long Island City will be opening an outpost in Astoria next month.
Blend Astoria, which will be a Latin-fusion restaurant located 37-17 30th Ave, will be opening mid-January where Marketa was previously located, according to co-owner Anthony Perez.
Perez is in the midst of hiring and training staff, with listings for several positions posted online.
The restaurant will have a similar menu as Blend LIC, which is located at 47-04 Vernon Boulevard, Perez said. The Long Island City restaurant offers cuisine from a variety of Latin nations. Its menu includes empanadas, salads, sandwiches, burgers, burritos and a variety of chicken, beef and seafood dishes.
The Astoria restaurant has been in the works for nearly a year.
On February 7, the owners wrote on Facebook: “We are proud to announce that we will be opening an Astoria outpost bringing the original flavors, service, and ambiance, that has made Blend on Vernon Blvd a LIC Staple.”
The restaurant is just one of many eateries in Long Island City and Astoria that Perez is involved with. He along with an array of business partners own sLICe LIC, sLICe Astoria, Blend, and Blend on the Water.