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Zabb Astoria disaster

Ethan N | Apr 21, 200806:45 PM

So I was running some errands the other day on 30th Avenue in Astoria when I spied with my little eye a surprising sign across the street from me: ZABB. Bliss! I bolted through traffic without looking, didn't get killed, and sure enough, Zabb opened up a new branch a little over a week ago. Same owner, said the friendly waiter; same chef, said the friendly waiter. My girlfriend and I walked out with a Thai iced coffee and vowed to return soon, which I did today, with an old pal who pointed out that it seemed to be the former Thai Pavilion location. We ordered two lunch specials and a duck salad. When the friendly waiter asked, "spicy?" we nodded our heads vigorously; the friendly waiter smiled. Total disaster. The dishes weren't spicy, which fine, whatever, I can live, but they weren't *well spiced,* which is not fine. Sugary. Unassertive. I'm sticking with Arharn closer to me on 36th Avenue.

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