Melody Cafe - 25-95 Steinway Street, Astoria, NY 11103
N/W Train to 30th Avenue stop
Margot has been telling me about this place for a while and every time I look it up online, it's a mystery--cannot find it! I happened to walk by on Sunday and immediately did a double take after seeing the ornate brass doors--how cool do they look? They give Melody a secret feel--it's almost as if you're entering a forbidden vault. While I haven't unlocked that vault just yet, Margot has. Here is her quick recap, which is helpful and has peaked my curiosity even further.
Margot's Sneak Peek:
It was a lot of fun. It's a HUGE space. They have both Greek and Moroccan dishes on the menu (I assume to draw in some of the Greek community from the 30th Ave area).
The hookah... Mmmm we had blueberry--it was like having a little bit of pie aftertaste in your mouth. SO good. I had a lamb kebab platter. Soooo juicy and delish. It came with pilaf and veggies. I didn't try the pilaf because well - I'm laying off the carbs this week. Jen and Ted both got lamb sandwiches (made with the same type of lamb from my plate, so I can only imagine they were just as good - we were pretty much too hungry to talk). Their sandwiches came with fries which they devoured (must have been good). The place is pretty cool. The hookahs are fun and they even do fresh fruit hookahs - hard to explain, but they take a huge fruit, stick it on the top, and stuff it with tobacco. I like the place--it's no Dandana's but it's a lot closer! :)