In Mount Vernon, the Windmill Eatery has opened, where the popular diner Athena had been. Athena closed over six months ago, so Windmill’s opening in late August brings back a local diner option for the neighborhood.
Co-owner Dimitrios Galanopoulos said the interior’s been given a major facelift, “with wood paneling, warm colors, and hand-painted murals.” The restaurant serves American cuisine for breakfast, lunch and dinner, as well as the expected Greek diner specialties. Galanaopoulos said many desserts are made in-house, but Greek desserts like rice pudding and baklava come from Astoria’s well-known Victory Sweet Shop. Here’s hoping Victory’s galaktoboureko, a luscious pastry of phyllo filled with custard, will be showing up at Windmill.
So far, no liquor license, but beer and wine will be available soon.
The 411 is coming. Windmill Eatery is at 520 Gramatan Ave., Mt. Vernon. 914-365-1911.