Nov. 28, 2017 By Tara Law
A combined restaurant and fish market that aims to take on an African American and Caribbean flavor opened in Astoria Saturday.
Something Catchy, located at 23-14 36th Avenue offers items such as Cajun Fried Catfish, Whiting Fish, Lobster Rolls as well as fried shrimp and crabs legs. The fish market sells fresh fish, and also boils, steams and bakes to order.
The eatery is divided into a 16-seat restaurant and a fish market.
Kyle Alston, who owns the business with partner Davon Davis, said that he wants to serve fish that represents African American traditions.
Alston grew up in Ravenswood Houses, and now lives in Jamaica.
Alston said that while Astoria is diverse there are few restaurants that represent African American culture.
“For us to get stuff, you had to go to Harlem or Brooklyn,” Alston said. “We don’t have seafood that caters to our culture.”
The chef, known as “Mr.Takeout,” is experienced in cooking soul food, Alston said. He owns a restaurant named Mr.Takeout that focuses on soul food in Jamaica.
Something Catchy is open Sundays from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m., Tuesday to Thursday from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m., Fridays and Saturdays from 11 a.m. to 2 a.m, and closed Mondays.