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Hollywood Blvd Eats Skooby & Grecos - Mini Reviews

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Hollywood Blvd Eats Skooby & Grecos - Mini Reviews

Briggs | May 10, 2005 02:33 AM

Skooby's:
Finally tried it last week and while not a disaster, Still kinda disappointing.
Pluses:
-Probably the best tasting toasted hot dog bun I've ever had.
-Dog is grilled (a good start)
-Excellent home made lemonade
-Friendly service
Negatives:
-Music was blaring, to the point of physical discomfort (mid afternoon, I was the only customer).
-As for the dog: Strange tasting - like a great turkey hot dog, in fact exactly like Cantella's (available at TJ's). Very garlicky, but did not taste particularly beefy either. To me Nathan's (the hot dog, not the now closed places) is the gold standard for a good beef dog, and this one wasn't in the same league.
-Ordered 2 dogs, one with kraut only. Apparently they neglected to shake out the excess water, since the bun broke apart from sogginess (first time I've every had that happen).
I'll stick to Wienerschnitzel for grilled beef dogs for now.

Greco's NY Pizza:
Can't say it was a disappointment since I didn't have major expectations, apart from a 10:15PM craving for pizza last week.
Ordered a plain cheese slice which the counterman was due out in 5 minutes. The pie that came out was honestly, a perfect NY pizza as I remember it - reheated mediocrity. The crust was hard, and the cheese and sauce lacked the freshness of a newly made pizza. Apparently Greco's makes their pizzas before hand, and then reheats the entire pie.

Still Greco's pizza was far better than the cheese pie we ordered and ate at Raffela's (Franklyn & Vine) a few days later. Truly lousy. ITo their benefit, the eggplant parmigiana and dinner salads were actually quite good.

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