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Uncle Georges in Astoria


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Uncle Georges in Astoria

Jay Blaff | | Jan 8, 2004 11:31 PM

I monitor Chowhounds every so often for something that merits checking out.I had read good and bad reviews on Uncle George's so throwing caution to the wind I decided to check it out.My family and I had driven 500 miles from Toronto for a N.Y vacation and we were looking forward to a night in Astoria and and dinner at Uncle George's.Without dragging this out any further,let me just say that the food was Dreck.They had no chicken souvlaki left(at9PM)so on the waiter's(A story in itself---had the personality of a wet shmata)advice my wife and I had a half of a roasted chicken and my kids had spagetti.I've tasted canned spaghetti a 1000 times better then the crap they served and the roasted chicken was dry...devoid of any moistness--it must have been cooked in a kiln oven.To be fair,the after dinner mint and the toothpick were way above average.A side note:a couple of days later, in flushing,we had souvlaki off of a lunch cart.The food was infinetly better at a fraction the cost.