May 15, 2015 By Michael Florio
A popular LIC restaurant will soon be expanding into Astoria.
Blend LIC, located at 47-04 Vernon Blvd, will be opening another restaurant at 37-17 30th Avenue, according to the operator of the Vernon Blvd location.
The group behind Blend LIC has also created a new Facebook page called Blend Astoria that states that it will be coming soon.
“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 Feb. 7 post reads. It is the only post on the page.
The restaurant is listed on Facebook as a Latin American restaurant & bar, with breakfast and brunch items.
However, the Facebook page provides no indication when the restaurant will open. Furthermore the operator of the Vernon Blvd restaurant didn’t want to provide any details as to when it will be open.
Blend LIC describes itself as a Latin fusion restaurant, with authentic cuisine from all Latin countries. Its menu includes empanadas, salads, sandwiches, burgers, burritos, a variety of chicken and beef dishes, and seafood.
Blend will replace the restaurant Marketa, which closed its doors to the public in mid-December. At the time, the owner said that the restaurant was focused on hosting private events.