What, you've never had a pljeskavica before? I sank my teeth into one just days ago at the new Nitalis Grill in Glen Cove and it was amazing.
Think of the dish as a super-sized Serbian burger, served on pita and garnished with a zippy roasted red pepper relish called ajvar. True, the meat was fairly well-done, but it virtually burst with spicy juices.
Impressive too (if not nearly as novel) was a grilled seafood salad made with smoky, succulent grilled calamari and shrimp plus bright greens, grape tomatoes, red onion, black olives in a spunky lemon herb vinaigrette.
The small but spiffy Mediterranean-Serbian-Greek-Middle Eastern eatery is tucked into a strip mall. You order at the counter and your food is brought to you — beautifully plated and served on proper dinnerware, I might add.
Nitalis Grill is at 214A Glen Cove Ave., Glen Cove, nitalisgrill.com.