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Glistening with lemon and olive oil, a chargrilled (Credit: Heather Walsh)

Glistening with lemon and olive oil, a chargrilled octopus tentacle curls seductively on the plate. One bite tells the story: meaty, tender, every bit as good as it looks. (Dec. 29, 2012)

Aegean Grill

Aegean Grill is a neat little place in East Northport with a counter on one side, floor-to-ceiling windows on the other. The Greek restaurant is family owned and operated.

Aegean Grill in East Northport a family-owned and
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Aegean Grill in East Northport a family-owned and operated restaurant serving authentic Greek and Mediterranean cuisine. (Dec. 29, 2012)

Johanna Riddick of Centereach holds daughter Tessa, age
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Johanna Riddick of Centereach holds daughter Tessa, age 3, while having lunch with her family at Aegean Grill. (Dec. 29, 2012)

It's a family affair at Aegean Grill with
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It's a family affair at Aegean Grill with siblings Dennis Statathos, who cooks; co-owner Barbara Statathos, who bakes; and chef Alex Statathos, also co-owner. (Dec. 29, 2012)

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Families lunch at Aegean Grill. (Dec. 29, 2012)
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Families lunch at Aegean Grill. (Dec. 29, 2012)

Aegean Grill chef and owner Alex Statathos.
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Aegean Grill chef and owner Alex Statathos. (Dec. 29, 2012)

Alex Statathos, chef and owner of Aegean Grill,
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Alex Statathos, chef and owner of Aegean Grill, makes a gryo sandwich. (Dec. 29, 2012)

Glistening with lemon and olive oil, a chargrilled
(Credit: Heather Walsh)

Glistening with lemon and olive oil, a chargrilled octopus tentacle curls seductively on the plate. One bite tells the story: meaty, tender, every bit as good as it looks. (Dec. 29, 2012)

Aegean Grill's moussaka, a classic Hellenic layering of
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Aegean Grill's moussaka, a classic Hellenic layering of ground lamb, eggplant and b├ęchamel, comes off as supremely comforting. (Dec. 29, 2012)

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Something you don't find at every Greek restaurant
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Something you don't find at every Greek restaurant is house-made Greek lamb and pork gyro, available as a sandwich or platter. At Aegean Grill, the meat is moist, knowingly spiced. (Dec. 29, 2012)

Aegean Grill's ekmek, a wondrous mix of shredded
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Aegean Grill's ekmek, a wondrous mix of shredded wheat, honey syrup and freshly whipped cream, the specialty of chef-owner Alex Stathatos' sister, Barbara. (Dec. 29, 2012)

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