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Astoria - cheap eats?

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nicely2x Apr 30, 2007 11:10 AM

Any suggestions for family cheap eats around the UA Kaufman Astoria movie theater? Any cuisine is fine as long as it's quick and casual.

Thanks.

  1. hatless Apr 30, 2007 01:13 PM

    Cevabdzinica Sarajevo on 34th Ave. at 38th St. is a 5-minute walk away, if that. It's quick, it's casual, and it's tasty. Good sarma, burek and grilled cevapcici. Generous portions; if you get the $8-$10 meat platters, you probably won't need one per person, especially kids.

    The Cuban place on Steinway near 35th is good, cheap and cheerful. We had a respectable cuban sandwich and ropa vieja plate there some time back.

    The service at Cup is eager, helpful and friendly, but I wouldn't count on quick. The place is the size of an airplane hangar, there are lots of obstructed views and the waitstaff have a lot of ground to cover. You can sit there for a looong time without even seeing your server. And agreed: the food is just so-so.

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      Stuartmc910 Apr 30, 2007 12:39 PM

      The Cup's food is so-so, close and quick service if that's an issue. Casual it is.

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