Sept. 20, 2016 Staff Report
Burnside Biscuits has closed its doors just over a year after it opened.
The southern-themed restaurant, located at 32-07 30th Avenue, opened last July and was backed by the owner Bareburger Euripides Pelekanos. It announced last week via several of its social media channels that it would close for good on September 19.
“For over a year we had a blast serving the people of Astoria. There was nothing better than being able to bake biscuits and mix cocktails for our community. But this awesome corner of Queens deserves something epic,” the post read.
The post continued, “So while this may be goodbye for now, don’t stay away for too long. Our smoke signals will be visible from the L very, very soon.” However it did not clarify what the future for the restaurant might hold, or if it would move its operations to Brooklyn, as the mention of the L train alludes to.
The restaurant had a 3.5 star rating on Yelp, with reviews running the gamut. Many reviews praised the décor and ambiance, but took issue with some of the food and service at the restaurant.
Calls and emails to the Pelekanos regarding reasons for closing and future plans went unanswered.
Great location for a Gay Bar!
Now people need to realize that Bareburger sucks too.
I was never there but was it even worse than that godawful Bareburger? I never understood how people eat those frozen discs of weird meat coming off of a Sysco 18 wheeler.
BRING BACK ATHENS CAFE ! ! ! ! !
I really think this place needs to be a GREEK café/bakery like Athens Café was or some type of casual Greek restaurant (psistaria as they’re called). Maybe something more modern. BBQ food that was mediocre and overpriced doesn’t fit the demographic here.
Bring back Athens Cafe!!
Right? We don’t have enough douchey Greek options in Astoria.
Astoria is Greek and Italian and Spanish and everything else you idiot. We were here before you morons turned Astoria douchey. You don’t like it. Get out.
Maybe from the el and not L. It’s a block from the train!