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Aug 23, 2010 10:26 AM

In Search of Kokoretsi

Where in Brooklyn or Queens can we find the real deal kokoretsi (with a good assortment of "variety meats")...and do we need intestinal fortitude to eat it?

I was somewhat surprised yesterday when two well-known Greek tavernas in Astoria didn't feature it on the menu.

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  1. Uncle George's on Broadway in Astoria has it. And, yes, it may be a challenge. Lemon potatoes and retsina help a lot.

    Uncle George's
    33-19 Broadway, Queens, NY 11106

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    1. re: phofiend

      It's been a long time since we were there, but the kokoretsi at Uncle George's wasn't good at all.

      Uncle George's
      33-19 Broadway, Queens, NY 11106

    2. Opa on 31st Street between 30th Ave. and Newtown advertises it on their big sign, but I don't think it's actually on the menu. You might call them and ask. Might be one of those special request things.

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      1. re: versicle

        Hi, I have the same question. Mike R. did you have any luck?

        1. re: Wet Towel

          I've been told to try Turkish...any suggestions?

          1. re: Mike R.

            Unfortunately, no. Not that I've been to every Greek and Turkish place around, but I've covered quite a bit of this turf. None. Nada. Havent even seen it on a menu in a decent place since the old Roumeli's on Broadway in Astoria (long gone twice). The only place I can think of that's meat centric enough to either be able to make it or to tell you where it's served is the old Christo's Hasapo Taverna which is now a steak house in Astoria (same owners & they have a butcher shop: Hope you find (& report about) it.

            Christos Steakhouse
            41-08 23rd Ave, Queens, NY 11105