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Eugene: pushy, but right

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Eugene: pushy, but right

avi | Feb 23, 2004 10:14 PM

Eugene's undaunted solicitation on behalf of Tony's Grill in Stafford was just pushy and suspicious enough to pique my curiousity. My compliments, Eugene, you were right; Tony's, while plain and visually unendearing inside and out, serves a nice selection of authentic Filipino food. The kalderetang kambing (stewed goat) I had was extremely tasty and unique in taste to me. Other items on offer [though not all were available on Saturday evening when we went] seemed enticing, especially the rich dessert selections. Besides Filipino food, Tony's also offers Western style salads and sandwiches. My wife, who is no stranger to disappointing food, had a toasted tuna salad club sandwich which was "good enough".

Tony's is self service to the extent that you order at the cafeteria-like counter and the food is brought to your table - or was that just as a courtesy to us? The staff is friendly and accommodating, though they looked a bit dour for some reason (Maybe because we were detaining them past the 7:30 closing time), and, as in many mom and pop shops, the service seemed a bit amateur night at the Bijou... also, workers in open kitchens should use gloves when handling food with their hands, no? The prices are so low that there is no reason to even ask.

Best of luck to these hard-working folks. They provide a wonderful opportunity to experience the Philippines without traveling too far. I do wonder, though, whether there is enough of a customer base to support this endeavor. My advise: go while you can - it's worth the drive. It is located on Murphy Rd., just north of W. Airport.

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