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Gyro Time is over. The little Greek restaurant in East Northport was sold the day of Superstorm Sandy and has reopened, following a few renovations. It still serves Hellenic cuisine but is now called Aegean Grill.
Alex Stathatos, who was a partner at Souvlaki Palace in Commack, is this restaurant's chef-owner. His sister, Barbara Stathatos, for years, a popular waitress at Souvlaki Palace, now works in East Northport at lunch. Most importantly, she is making her signature ekmek dessert — honey syrup-soaked shredded wheat with freshly whipped cream.
A once-over of the menu reveals such dishes as an appetizer of grilled octopus ($10.25), two kinds of gyro sandwiches, the “Greek gyro” made in-house from pork and lamb that’s stacked with spices, onions and tomatoes on a stick and rotisserie-roasted ($7.75), the regular gyro ($6.90), which is the commercially made variety. Dinner platters come with soup or salad. There’s rotisserie roasted half chicken ($12.95), lamb shank ($16.95) and moussaka ($13.95).
Aegean Grill is at 354 Larkfield Rd., East Northport, 631-266-3300.