IT’S BLENDED BURGER TIME AGAIN!

Send your favorite chef (Cory Kobrinski) to cook at The James Beard House, by voting every day for our delicious burger at The James Beard House website. Blended burgers feature 25% mushroom and 75% protein for meaty, hearty burgers that are better for you and better for the planet. Astoria’s blended burger is two 3-ounce patties of lamb shoulder, beef short rib, brisket, shiitake mushrooms and leek confit. The burger is topped with shaved red onions, pecorino cheese, pickles and special sauce. It is served on a house-made sesame seed bun with a side of dressed greens.

PLAIN DEALER: A bright new ray of Mediterranean warmth – Astoria glows with freshness, flavor

“On one of those cement-sky February days in Cleveland, we sat near the windows at Astoria Cafe & Market …and saw sunshine land on the table. That bright light came from a series of Mediterranean-inspired foods: lemony hummus with warm, grilled, fresh pita chips; imported salami sliced to a melting thinness with brilliant green baby arugula, and lamb chops sharing a plate with dabs of peso and mascarpone-rich mashed potatoes. Did I mention the lush little rounds of octopus, the best I’ve ever had? Something warm and authentic is going on here.” – Debbi Snook

SCENE MAGAZINE: ONE STOP SHOP – Astoria Cafe & Market delivers an unmatched dining and shopping experience

“On a recent Saturday night Astoria was buzzing with activity. On the retail market side, customers popped in to purchase bottles of wine, tubs of mixed olives, cheeses by the pound, thin-sliced imported meats, and whatever else they needed to survive and oncoming blizzard. Over the the cafe, nearly every seat in the bar and dining room was filled with guests who chose to leave the cooking to the pros.” – Douglas Trattner

PLAIN DEALER: Astoria’s ordinary is extraordinary

“Sometimes when a restaurant tries to do too many things, nothing works. But the folks at Astoria Cafe & Market have found the recipe for success with a culinary triumvirate: bar, restaurant and market. You might want to call to see if reservations are necessary for brunch at busy Astoria Cafe & Market.” – Marc Bona

BRUNCH COMES TO SATURDAYS!

Astoria serves our full brunch menu from 10 a.m. until 2:45 p.m. on Saturdays. (Sunday brunch is served from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. A yummy way to get the weekend started with the right bite.

PIZZA WEDNESDAYS!

All day every Wednesday — $10 one-topping pizzas (dine in only). Select from the following toppings: bacon, chorizo, four-cheese blend, kalamata olives, artichoke hearts, pepperoni, fire-roasted red peppers, herb-roasted tomatoes, sauteed wild mushrooms, or arugula. Irresistable!

A GOAT, A SHEEP AND A COW WALK INTO A BAR

NEW CHEESE BOARD ($11.00). Caprichio de Cabra — Creamy, Soft, Sweet Goat Cheese from Spain; Ossau Iraty — Rich, Nutty, Grassy, Sweet Sheep Cheese from France; Stilton — Creamy, Crumbly, Smooth, Cow Cheese from England. Served with Candied Walnuts, Tunisian Dates, Strawberry Preserves, and Crostini.