Stevie's serves up something different

Thursday, September 18, 2008

After the anticipation of a new restaurant in town, Stevie's Steakburgers finally welcomed lines of customers for its grand opening Sept. 10.

In fact, it has received so much business -- especially late-night runs -- that owners Steven and Toni Majeed might be making decisions to stay open later.

"We have been slammed every night since we opened, and there's still a lot of people that don't know about us yet," Majeed said. "We may extend our Thursday night hours until 2:30 a.m."

Stevie's Steakburger is on the corner of Broadway and Frederick Street, and customers can walk-up or drive through. Steven Majeed said it is a hang-out spot Friday and Saturday.

"People come with their friends and family, especially in the evening, and eat outside. They usually hang around a while to sit, talk and watch the cars go by."

Steakburgers are, of course, the specialty. But Stevie's has much more to offer than that, with gyros, Nathan's hot dogs, Philly cheese steak and more on the menu.

Majeed said he learned how to make authentic Greek food while working as the manager of Agata & Valentina on 79th Street and First Avenue in New York City. Now he uses those spices on his gyro and Philly cheese steak, which have become two top-selling items.

Toni Majeed said the hot wings have been a hot seller, too.

"Everybody loves the hot wings. They're hot, but not too hot, and they stay juicy inside," she said. "We actually ran out, but we're getting more."

Toni Majeed said the variety keeps customers coming back for more, sometimes more than once a day.

"We have a lot of repeat customers. Some people come two and three times a day," she said. "We're seeing what goes well and changing our menu a little. We just added a catfish dinner, and we're thinking about onion rings."

She said customers not only get a variety to choose from, they get quality food.

"People can come here and expect quality food that is cooked fresh to order."

Stevie's stays open 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. Monday to Wednesday; 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. Thursday; and 10 a.m. to 2:30 a.m. Friday and Saturday.

Stevie's Steakburgers

Broadway and Frederick Street

335-3717

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