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Tony "the Dragon" Dragonas

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62nd St. nr. Madison Ave., New York, NY 10021 40.764746 -73.970475
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917-299-1550 Send to Phone

  • Cuisine: Food Cart, Greek, Hamburgers
  • Price Range: $

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Hours

Mon-Fri, 10:30am-6pm; Sat, 11am-5pm; Sun, closed

Nearby Subway Stops

F at Lexington Ave.-63rd St.; N, Q, R at Fifth Ave.-59th St.

Prices

$3-$9.50

Payment Methods

Cash Only

Special Features

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Take-Out

Alcohol

  • No Alcohol

Reservations

Not Accepted

Profile

Even people who don’t eat street food eat Tony Dragonas’s street food. In a typical lunch-hour line, you’ll find an oddball assemblage of Bloomberg number-crunchers, fashionable Madison Avenue retail clerks, stout delivery guys, and traitorous cooks from nearby kitchens including Aureole, Amaranth, and Nello. Speaking of Nello, says Tony, “he wanted me to go into business with him.” He’s not the only one: “You’re the best! You’re the best!” barks a man wearing a black T-shirt, cargo shorts, and a mullet one recent afternoon. “I tell ya, Tony, I’m working on capital; we’re going to take this enterprise national.” What’s the reason for all the hoopla? Chicken breasts, shish kebab, burgers, sausage, steak, and an excellent prosciutto-mozzarella-and-basil sandwich. But the juicy char-grilled chicken is the thing, marinated overnight and available wrapped in a thick grilled pita or as a platter with yellow rice. A tinfoil container with a crisp romaine salad, all of it drizzled with homemade tsatsiki, it must weigh about five pounds and goes for $7, up from $5.50 the last time we checked. “Inflation,” Tony says resignedly.

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