This is my first post - glad to have found chowhound!
Brief summary of my life: I'm half-greek/half-italian, recently graduated from college in Pittsburgh and moved to Manhattan in June.
Last summer - I studied abroad in Greece (dropped out a week later to travel Greece, the Islands, and Italy). Needless to say, I fell in love with the countries and I can't wait to go back.
My dad is coming up for the day on Sunday, and we wanted to take a train to Astoria and spend the day there (eating, talking about greece, relaxing with a frappe, etc).
From the previous posts - this is my game plan:
Sunday morning - Either heading to Poseidon in Manhattan or Omonia Cafe in Astoria for some baklava and greek coffee.
In between - My dad loves Greek music, and I was wondering if anyone knew of any good greek specialty/music stores to browse in the afternoon.
Later: My dad is not picky - especially when it comes to greek food. But really, all we are looking for is to share some excellent calamari, a simple greek salad, a few meze, and drink a ton of retsina. We were hoping to find a place that offers some outside seating if it is nice. We need some help!
Not looking for anything too flashy - we just want to spend a nice sunday together.
I've been seeing Uncle George's, Stamatis, Agnandi, and Taverna Kyclades as recs for greek food.
Really - Any advice would be appreciated!
Zhto H Ellas!!!