On the unlikely corner of 30th avenue and 21st street, a quiet revolution is happening right here in Astoria. The owners of Vesta, long time Astorians, loved the slow food movements happening in neighborhoods like Williamsburg and Carroll Gardens, but found Astoria lacking in such options. With a commitment to our neighborhood, the owners opened Vesta, a restaurant committed to organic (when possible), locally grown, and seasonal foods. I know I personally would be lost without Vesta. Their rotating menu often seems scary at first (where did all those favorites go?) but soon you find a fantastic, seasonally appropriate new dish to swoon over! While you're there, don’t miss the Baby Jesus Cake, a lightly caramelized date cake that is quite possibly one of the best dishes in Astoria, the rotating selection of art, often by local artists, and Vesta's to die for wine selection.
In their spare time, the guys like to check out the movies at Socrates, dinners Mundo and Sweet Afton, or drinks at Hell Gate Social Club.
(ps- they tell me to be on the lookout for a new venture in the coming year…perhaps a new American Bistro and bar! Woo-hoo!)
2102 30th Ave