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Katina's in PS -- Gone for good?

Katina's has been "closed for renovations" for a few weeks now. There doesn't seem to be any work going on in there though. Does anyone know if they are gone for good? Too bad, if so. It was a reliable standby for breakfast (with exceptional fresh squeezed orange juice.)

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  1. One can only hope...

    I used to eat breakfast there a lot, but it was mostly due to lack of any better nearby options in that price range than because I actually found any of the food really good there. And the non-breakfast food was a true horror, which is why hardly anyone was ever in there after noon.

    It would be nice if someone could open a decent diner type restaurant in the Slope, but then I'm probably just dreaming unrealistic dreams again.

    1. I have to agree with Woodside Al. I had a couple of meals there that were memorable for their truly horrible food. The service, too, was comically bad. I wish a diner--a real one--would take its place. A girl can only dream.

      1. I hope so! Katina gave diners a bad name. Although, I will reluctantly admit, they did make good milk shakes. I would love to see that place turned into a real diner with real coffee and with a limited menu that they can really specialize with. The 4 page menu is too much.

        1. rest in peace but please rest. awful food. i'd love to see another good diner in the south slope.

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          1. re: redgirl

            Don't get me wrong. I love a good diner. a real diner. Katina's not. Dizzy's is not, tho I do love thier corned beef hash. But we need a down home diner here in the south slope; one that can serve up serious omelets, perhaps even a frittata, true hash browns and a decent poached egg with great toast (perhaps from Lopez bakery? Make it really local?) I hope for not a reno but a revamp.

            1. re: crowlish

              My favorite diner right now is the Windsor Cafe on Prospect Park West. Okay, it's also the closest. But I wouldn't keep going back if they didn't make good dinery breakfasts etc. I've even forgiven them for not having any booths (and lord knows I love a good diner booth).

          2. I heard from a very reliable source that Gus, the owner, plans to renovate, but took a several week vacation back to Greece first. He owns Purity Diner on 7th Ave, so he does know how to run a decent joint. I hope that he does renovate and turn it into a real diner, not a skanky eyesore like it was for so long....