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Greenlawn: Striking it rich at Goldmine Mex Grill

Chicken stew platter at Goldmine Mexican Grill, Greenlawn

Chicken stew platter at Goldmine Mexican Grill, Greenlawn

It had been ages since I’d eaten at Goldmine Mexican Grill in Greenlawn, where I stopped in for a quick bite last night. The little counter service eatery (with a fresh salsa bar) has been open since 1997.

From what I could observed, it's popular as ever. Chef-owner Dave Bermejo, doing all the cooking behind the counter, looked like a veritable whirlwind as he tried to keep up with incoming orders.

I rediscovered an old favorite, Bermejo’s tarragon-scented chicken stew, made with boneless white and dark meat poultry. Ordered as a platter (actually, a compartmentalized plastic tray), the stew was ladled over basmati rice. Also part of the presentation: a flour tortilla, black beans and pico de gallo atop lettuce. Simple, flavorful and, at $8.99, truly inexpensive.

Gold Mine Mexican Grill is at 99 Broadway, Greenlawn, 631-262-1775

Chicken stew platter at Gold Mine Mexican Grill in Greenlawn
 

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