Central may be the closest Astoria gets to an arty Chelsea hang. Cocktail sippers and diners alike will enjoy the grill-it-yourself "pou pou platter": chicken yakitori, haloumi cheese, shrimp, Vidalia-onion rings and other tasty morsels. At only $9, it's a steal. Further options include cooked-to-a-turn steak and lamb chops--not silly tiny ones, but thick, meaty suckers--seared on the outside, buttery within, and nicely seasoned with lemon and oregano. Chocolate rules the dessert list: fudgy cake, a killer brownie and chocolate fondue. Or will you just have another chocolate martini?
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