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Greek Specialties: The History of Fresh Grilled Fish March 9, 2017

Astoria, Queens
Greek Specialties: The History of Fresh Grilled Fish, Queens, New York

Diners at Telly’s Taverna, the most popular Greek restaurant in Astoria, NY, know it’s the best place in town to go for fresh Fish One of the most beloved Greek specialties in the world, this dish is renowned for its delicious flavor.

Consider  a Greek Lavraki (Branzino), —it is fresh Grilled and drizzled with a mouthwatering blend of olive oil, lemon juice, and oregano. The whole fish is grilled to perfection and served whole.

Servers are happy to de-bone your fish table side.

Although  Telly’s has many other fish  the traditional Lavraki is the fish of choice, today Fish is so popular it is prepared and made to order. Telly’s also serves Black angus Ribeye steak, lamb chops and Chicken Souvlaki for meat lovers. There are even vegetarian options available.

Astoria, NY Greek specialtiesThe “mediterranean diet” is a healthy combination of fresh “Real Food”. No-frills no additives just fresh plain ingredients such as Extra virgin olive oil, fresh lemon, fresh vegetables and not too many spices.  It is referenced in writings from the likes of Homer and Aristotle. Modern-day theorists can only surmise the Cuisine was just as popular then as it is today. During the late 1960s, excavators made their way to Akrotiri, a Minoan settlement on the island of Santorini. During their search, they found a vast collection of ancient artifacts, including meat racks that were designed to hold skewers over heated coals—the very method used to cook souvlaki and other Greek specialties today.

Telly’s serves  Chicken or Swordfish Souvlaki. Cubes of fresh swordfish alternated with peppers, onions and tomato.

Despite its extremely early presence in the country, souvlaki didn’t become a mainstream food until the 1950s. This was around the time souvlaki shops began to pop up throughout the country. Before long, it was the area’s most popular fast food option. Greek immigrants brought the dish to America in the early 20th century, popularizing it through the restaurant trade in some of the country’s largest cities.

The overarching simplicity of the kebab-style dish, combined with its appeal as a fresh outdoor dining option, make souvlaki a go-to option for lunch, dinner, and special occasions. For those craving true Greek specialties, a visit to Telly’s Taverna in Astoria is a must. Only there can diners enjoy authentic Mediterranean food in a comfortable setting. For more information, visit the Greek restaurant’s website or call (718) 728-9056.

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