North Shore (GC, Sea Cliff, LV, Glen Head)
What is your favorite place to take out from in this area? We love the Wild Fig and the Catcus Cafe. Any places that you think are the best?
I am fairly new to the area, having worked here for about 6 months now. Grew up in Brklyn, live in Queens, lived in manhattan... My greatest North Shore discovery--Razano's on Glen Street. On par with the best Italian delis in all the boroughs. Their heros are to die for, but being a deli, I doubt they are open late for dinner--so this is only good for take out lunch.
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Not too long ago I got one of the special heros, called the Calabria. Man, what a freakin' great sandwich- I'm counting the days until I am in the area again. It doesn't even look that great on paper- hot sausage, hot peppers and spicy soppresata- but, as in all great sandwiches, it is all in the interplay of the ingredients. The depth and complexity of the soppresata really makes it all work and become something more than a fire-breathers' special. Wash it down with a big bottle of Manhattan Special...
Other fave places of mine have been the Peruvian place La Caravana (on Glen Street just down from Wild Fig) for rotisserie chicken, and a mean (though old-school) monster gyro next door at Andros Grill.