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Burger wars heat up on Long Island New York - Fosters Grill opens

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Smithtown Long Island now has another burger barn - Foster's Grill. Smithtown already has Bobby Flays burgers, American Grill and Five Guys, in addition to the usual fast food palaces and artisanal restaurants. Left Fosters with a burger, griled chicken sandwich, fries and two sodas and was twenty dollars lighter. Fries good (cut with skin on), chicken ok, but burger was overdone and not very memorable. As I've certainly had better at many of the numerous diners throughout the area for less money, I would not single out this place for value. Service was unusual in that after first penciling your order on a preprinted order pad and presenting it to the cashier with payment, you then seated yourself and waited for a server to announce your name while they are walking throughout the place (with your order). If this place ever gets crowded this should provide an amusing and interesting diversion while you are waiting to recieve your order. Hopefully only one Sue or Mike comes in at the same time. I'll forgo the overhyped McFlay burger and overpriced Fosters for Five Guys which in my opinion has the best mix of taste and value for mid range burgers. Comments?

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  1. I saw an article in Newsday that said you can tell Fosters how well done you want it. Considering that The two 5 Guys burgers I've had were tasteless and overdone, I'll give Fosters a try and see if they cook it to my specs.