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BZ Grill - Astoria - Report

Astoria Lurker | Mar 25, 2006 07:51 AM

So after reading the NYT Article and posting here I decided to check out BZ Grill. It actually wasn't as far of a walk as I expected, and it is really close to the Astoria Blvd N/W train as well. The place doesn't look like much; kind of like a little shack or something, but when you enter you are immediately greeted with the smell of grilled meats. When we arrived it wasn't too busy but it definitely was obvious that they do a very brisk takeout and delivery business. The dining area is kind of small with only a few tables but by the time we left everything was full.

We had 3 people, so were at a bit of a loss as to what to order. But since we all were really hungry we ordered 2 mixed grills for 2. This included pork and chicken gyro meat, a type of Greek hamburger stuffed with cheese, a spinach sausage and another type of pork sausage. It also came with fries, pita bread, onions, tomato, lettuce, tzatziki sauce and a kind of feta cheese spread with hot pepper in it.

All of the meat was excellent, myself and my guests really enjoyed everything but to me the highlight was the pork gyro meat. So crispy and flavorful yet moist. Great with some pita and tzatziki or just on its own, or mixed with some fries on a fork. But that's not to say the sausages or "hamburger" were less tasty, even the chicken was good. I was in pure carnivore heaven. When the guy (owner or manager I think) brought our food he seemed surprised there were only 3 of us and said "are you really going to eat all this?" Well, we surprised ourselves and him by eating every last morsel.

It was definitely the best pork and chicken gyro I've had in the city, although admittedly, I haven't had a ton. But I would encourage those who do like gyro to try it out; I don't think you'll be disappointed. Highly recommended.

Link: http://events.nytimes.com/2006/03/22/...

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