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Everest in Astoria

Dan Sonenberg | Jul 22, 2001 10:17 AM

There's a new eyesore in Astoria that anyone in the nabe can't help but have noticed - Everest Euro Food. Initially I was somewhat repulsed by it, but on further consideration I realized that in its garishness it does have the feel of a place that you'd happen past in Paris or Florence or definitely Santorini. They make crepes - that's their big draw - and the traditional Italian panini that are pressed hot flat and blackish. The counter is not entirely appetizing - some of the fillings/toppings look like poor American cold cuts - but the two crepes I've tried so far - one with roasted peppers and swiss, another with chocolate and banana - have been quite good, and the pressed sandwiches look excellent. They don't distinguish between sweet and savory tarts by using a buckwheat batter for the savory (as the French do), but the crepes are all made to order (no pile of ready made pancakes awaiting filling here) are light, tasty, and served piping hot. They are $4 and a bit smallish, but can really hit the spot at say 2 in the morning as one wanders drunkenly home from the 30th Ave. N stop. And, the real plus - they're very nice people, and it's open 24 hours.

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