Thursday, May 2, 2019

Avenida Cantina is now Eastpoint on Avenue B



Avenida Cantina is in the final stages of a renovation/rebrand over at 25 Avenue B.

Several tipsters yesterday shared photos of the newly painted marquee for Eastpoint.

In an email from March, management said that they would be changing names in the near future: "Still doing Tex-Mex, however slightly more elevated."

More elevated might appeal to the writers at The Infatuation, who once filed one of the more scathing reviews about Avenida Cantina ...

At a real Tex-Mex place, tortillas are soft, fluffy vehicles for taco nirvana. At Avenida Cantina, tortillas are dry, except for the spots where they’re wet, presumably because someone tried the flick-it-with-water-then-nuke-it trick. Or because they dropped them in the sink. At a real Tex-Mex place, the refried beans should taste like fat, salt, and glory. At Avenida Cantina, they look like a poop emoji and taste much less cute.

Avenida Cantina opened in January 2016 ... after several dubious concepts under different ownership at the address, including Matty's, Station B and Billy Hurricane's.

5 comments:

noble neolani said...

Unfortunately the lower blocks of Ave B have devolved in recent years into loud drunk Bruch heaven or hell depending on you tolerance for noise and bad food. I fear this will someday spread north someday which is remain civilized for now.

Anonymous said...

Ha, you think upper B is civilized? Go by 10th & B Thursday-Sunday nights. Between Dream Baby and the Blind Barber douchebag danceclub it's such a ill-behaved vomitorium that I sold my co-op and moved to the much quieter and cleaner South Bronx.

Colette said...

The basement was Save the Robots, a legendary after-hours club in the late 80s!

Choresh Wald said...

Note the stretched Limo in the front, parked there for free, takes up multiple parking spots because the city allows everybody to park for free any kind of vehicle for how long they wish to except to be moved twice a week for an hour and a half (street cleaning), unless parking regulations are suspended (as happened last week because of Easter / Passover)

Scuba Diva said...

Thanks, Colette: I was trying to think of the name of the club.