Yet another Astoria newbie, which I noticed the other day while strolling on 30th Avenue is a restaurant called Sugar Freak. Interesting name that's still very much a mystery to us. Mackenzi says that it's going to be a Cajun restaurant, which is intriguing but not obvious from the interior decor. I peeked inside and liked what I saw - refurbished, shabby/chic furniture, natural earthy embellishments and an inviting bar.
I saw that they're currently hiring cooks, servers and bartenders, so if you're interested make sure you email them.
An update about an estimated opening date and a menu will come soon. I've reached out to Sugar Freak about these details and hope to report back soon. In the meantime, feel free to chime in with helpful nuggets of information.
Sugar Freak is a New Orleans home style restaurant. The menu is still being finalized but will definitely include gumbos, jambalaya, po'boys, muffaletta, as well as, a few yummy signature dishes, signature cocktails, and alcohol infused dessert. Low to moderately priced. Large portions. Chef is a New Orleans native.
When designing the interior, I tried to used as many reclaimed materials as possible. The restaurant ceiling started it's life as a barn in Minnesota. The exterior gate and interior wrought iron all reclaimed and brought from NOLA. All lighting, most of the wood, and all textiles are also reclaimed.
The soft opening date is the first week of June.Sugar Freak - 30th Avenue between 35th and 36th Street, Astoria NY 11103
N/Q Train to 30th Avenue