By integrating Greek ingredients into American favorites, Pita Pan distinguishes itself from the dozens of other Greek spots that crowd Astoria. Witness the Mucho Meat pizza, which comes topped with beef, chicken, and pork gyros as well as bacon, ham, and Greek sausage. Or take the Greek burger, a sandwich of USDA prime beef, feta and kasseri cheeses, and tzatziki in a whole-wheat pita. Of course, there are also purely Greek dishes such as souvlaki chicken skewers and falafel plates. After finishing their meals, diners can cool their palates with a fresh fruit smoothie or soothe their sunburnt shoulders with a thick slathering of tiramisu.
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For more then 90 years, Ottomanelli & Sons has plied carnivores with lip-licking selections of the finest USDA Prime beef, lamb, veal, and other meat treats. Plan a summer shindig around palate-pleasing patties of the shop's delectable hamburger ($4.99 lb.), or nab the heart of a bifocaled beefcake with a hearty rib eye ($10.99 lb.) while juggling luxurious cuts of Porterhouse ($12.99 lb.) and filet mignon ($16.00 lb.). For encased-meat enthusiasts and porcine mavens, the shop stocks zesty Italian sausage ($3.99 lb.) and pork roast ($4.99 lb.). Like a spy's costumes, prices are subject to change. Amateur rôtisseurs and expert grill-masters alike can visit Ottomanelli's blackboard for flavorific recipes and meaty advice before putting their Groupon into action.
The folks at Butcher Bar Smoke House & Butcher Shop don't believe in mystery meat. Instead they want people to know exactly what's on their plate, and where it came from. In the case of their barbecue smokehouse, the grass-fed beef, chicken, and pork come from local providers?more specifically, local providers' pastures, where they're raised without hormones, antibiotics, or stressful standardized tests.
The Zagat-rated and Michelin-recommended barbecue smoke house serves up everything from brined pork belly sandwiches to juicy steaks under the guidance of chef Orlando Sanchez. Customers can also purchase uncooked butcher's cuts from the meat case to cook at home or order from the menu's Texas style carvery section, where BBQ and meats are sold a la carte by the quarter pound. Whether customers come for the delectable Filipino sausage or famous burnt ends, they'll want to arrive early, as Butcher Bar sells out of items daily, staying true to their slogan, "We cook what we sell and sell what we cook".