Long Island's best new Cheap Eats restaurants of 2013

10. MEKAN GYRO & GRILL (3135 Rte. 112,

10. MEKAN GYRO & GRILL (3135 Rte. 112, Medford, 631-320-1101): This simple counter-service Turkish cafe-grocery offers some delectable surprises, courtesy of chef-owner Sebastian Kurun. Look beyond the disposable dinnerware and try a pide, or savory stuffed flaky pie topped with sausage, vegetables and a fried egg; it's a knockout. So, too, his super spicy beyti kebab, juicy chicken chops and superior falafel wrap on house-made bread. Try the house-made gyro, and see why it's part of the restaurant's name. Read the review. (Credit: Nicole Horton)

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Newsday's top new Cheap Eats restaurants of the year. -- JOAN REMINICK, joan.reminick@newsday.com

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