How do you prefer your toast? We prefer ours by way of Milkflower, a three-month-old Astoria pizzeria at 3412 31st Avenue that's quickly becoming a compelling member of the neighborhood.
|All photos by Bradley Hawks|
When Jersey brothers Pete and Danny Aggelatos opened this spot, it blossomed on the dining scene as a brick oven pizzeria with 10 Neapolitan-style pies made from fresh ingredients (the restaurant's moniker, by the way, comes from the translation for fior di latte, the mozzarella made in-house here daily). Though brick oven pizza hadn't exactly been missing from the area, Milkflower quickly distinguished itself with the introduction of several seasonal small plates, salads, and toasts, culled from produce hand-picked by the team at nearby Brooklyn Grange and creations by chef Yair Lenchner, formerly of both Jean-Georges and The Mark.
And last weekend, the brothers debuted brunch, opening their doors for free brunch from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Sunday. Predictably, that stunt drew a line down 31st Avenue.More »