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This is a paid announcement from Yiasou Estiatoria (2003 Emmons Avenue), Sheepshead Bay’s iconic Greek seafood escape.

With the first anniversary of Sandy coming up, the celebrated Greek restaurant Yiasou Estiatorio in Sheepshead Bay wants to say “thank you” to the community that supported it during its recovery.

On Tuesday, October 29, which marks exactly one year since the storm, Yiasou will offer its patrons 50 percent off their entire bill for lunch and dinner. The discount is for eat-in customers only.

“It’s been a difficult year for many people in Sheepshead Bay, but the community has really pulled together in the spirit of recovery,” said Peter Katsichtis, owner of Yiasou. “The one-year anniversary of Sandy is a reason to celebrate our future as a community and to say thank you to the many customers who have continued to be so supportive of our restaurant.”

Yiasou is located at 2003 Emmons Avenue (between Ocean Avenue and East 21st Street). The phone number is (718) 332-6064. The restaurant is open noon to 11 p.m. Sunday through Thursday; noon to midnight Friday and Saturday.

The above is a paid announcement by Yiasou Estiatoria, located at 2003 Emmons Avenue. Sheepshead Bites has not verified the claims made in this advertisement. If you own a business and would like to announce a special offer to tens of thousands of locals, e-mail us at advertising [at] sheepsheadbites [dot] com.

More than 40 business owners have already stopped by our Superstorm Sandy Recovery Workshop for Small Businesses, happening right now at Yiasou Restaurant (2003 Emmons Avenue). We’re here until 4:30 p.m., with Assemblyman Steven Cymbrowitz, the Brooklyn Chamber of Commerce, Small Business Services and the Small Business Administration, helping business owners fill out forms for loans and grants.

To help speed things up, we recommend you bring the following, though it’s not a requirement:

  • 2011 Business taxes returns
  • Copy of ID
  • FEMA pin number
  • A voided check
  • Credit report

Again, none of the above are necessary, and the good folks here can get you on your way if you’re missing any of the above. So come before 4:30 p.m. and get further along on the road to recovery!

Hey, business owners affected by Superstorm Sandy: did you know you qualify for tens of thousands of dollars in grants and low-interest loans? And hundreds of thousands of dollars in other loans?

Well, you are. And we know that in the weeks after Superstorm Sandy, many of you have had trouble accessing the cash flow you need to get back on your feet. That’s why we’ve organized, with the help of the Brooklyn Chamber of Commerce and Assemblyman Steven Cymbrowitz, a Sheepshead Bay Business Emergency Relief Workshop.

This takes place today, from 12:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. at Yiasou Restaurant at 2003 Emmons Avenue. Here, you can get one-on-one help from the Chamber as well as representatives of the Small Business Services and Small Business Administration to fill out the forms you need and get on your way to a faster, more prosperous recovery.

Earlier this week, I walked with Brooklyn Chamber of Commerce President Carlo Scissura and Assemblyman Steven Cymbrowitz, stopping in with local businesses to see how recovery efforts are underway.

While a number of businesses have gotten back up and running and others are still working on it, we were surprised to find that very few knew about the numerous loans available from the Small Business Administration, Small Business Services and others. Nor did they know there are deadlines.

To begin with there, are $25,000 loans given at one percent interest rates, and the city is also throwing in a $10,000 grant for some businesses to get back on their feet. While it doesn’t cover every expense of recovery, the accessible cash flow certainly goes a long way in helping get people back to work – and additional funds are available.

To help business owners navigate the bureaucratic waters, Sheepshead Bites is working with the Chamber and the Assemblyman, along with the SBS and SBA to have reps here on the ground this Tuesday, December 4, beginning at 12:30 p.m. at Yiasou Restaurant (2003 Emmons Avenue). One-on-one counseling will be available, helping business owners organize their documents and fill out the paperwork.

Don’t delay. These papers need to get in. Take advantage of our workshop, and get back to work that much faster.

This is a sponsored announcement from Yiasou Estiatorio (2003 Emmons Avenue), Sheepshead Bay’s iconic Greek seafood escape:

Yiasou Restaurant at 2003 Emmons Avenue has bounced back from Superstorm Sandy’s soaking, and is leading a restaurant recovery on the waterlogged strip by providing residents respite with hot, delectable Greek cuisine.

The seafood-oriented restaurant reopened its doors on Saturday, November 17, after two-and-a-half weeks of ’round the clock renovations, making it one of the first to get back to business.

“It was nearly three weeks of hell,” said manager and chef Michael Katsichtis of the aftermath of Sandy. “We had a few feet of water. We had to fix up the walls, redo the paintings. All the kitchen equipment had to be fixed, if not bought brand new.”

The family-owned Yiasou moved quickly to help spark the recovery for the entire neighborhood. It wasn’t just a matter of business, but of community-minded morale. Residents need a place to eat delicious food, and they need to see their favorite restaurants serving up fine fare once again.

“This is our house. This is our future. This is our life,” said Katsichtis. “This community needs every restaurant back open. It needs to be back up just like it was a couple of months ago.”

The restaurant today looks nearly untouched, but a close look shows that its iconic murals of Aegean scenes and Greek trappings are shining brighter with a fresh coat of paint, and the kitchen is humming with new, finely-tuned machinery. The staff is all smiles, proud to be back to work and, on Monday afternoon, the place was buzzing with pleased patrons peering out at the Bay’s now calm waters. Katsichtis visited tables to check in on diners, who he considers part of the family.

“It’s great to see our customers back again, to know everything is fine with their families and that things are getting back to normal,” said Katsichtis.

Yiasou’s recovery was aided with a bit of experience. The restaurant has seen disaster before, including a summer blaze which wrecked the storefront not long after its 2005 grand opening. From that tragedy, Katsichtis’ family, which owns the restaurant, learned how to get back to work quickly, and ensure its food didn’t suffer one bit.

“We’re just as good today as we ever were, if not better,” said Katsichtis.

Chef Katsichtis recommends first-time patrons try some of Yiasou’s signature dishes, including oktopodi scharas (grilled octopus), spanakopita (spinach pie), arnaki yiouvetsi (lamb, orzo, tomato and cheese, baked in a clay pot), or one of their grilled whole fish dishes, purchased fresh every morning.

Support the restaurant recovery and escape to the Mediterranean for a few hours by patronizing Yiasou Estiatorio.

Yiasou Estiatorio, 2003 Emmons Avenue, (718) 332-6064.

The above is a paid announcement by Yiasou Estiatorio. Sheepshead Bites has not verified the claims made in this advertisement. If you own a business and would like to announce a special offer to tens of thousands of locals, e-mail us at advertising [at] sheepsheadbites [dot] com.


Source: Village Voice

The venerable Village Voice food critic Robert Sietsema has again turned his gaze to Sheepshead Bay’s waterfront, praising its rich seafood options and calling two of our seafood restaurants among the city’s best.

The list of “10 Best Bargain Seafood Restaurants” ranks Yiasou Estiatorio (2003 Emmons Avenue) and Liman (2710 Emmons Avenue) in fifth and second place, respectively. And it’s a damn good showing for the neighborhood, considering that of all 10 restaurants, only three were in Brooklyn – proving that Sheepshead Bay deserves its place as one of the city’s best foodie destinations.

The list also included six Manhattan restaurants and one in Queens (which took first place).

Of Liman, Sietsema writes:

A rustic and off-price Turkish seafood spot, Liman is charmingly located on the lip of Sheepshead Bay. Whole-fish selection runs to red mullets, porgy, smelts, sea bass, St. Peter’s fish, branzino, royal dorado, and flounder, while fried oysters and an herby octopus salad hold down the crustacean part of the menu. And mezze like flute-shape sigara bureka, arugula salad, and fried cubes of liver make perfect landlubbing starters.

Of Yiasou, he writes:

Hey, this is Sheepshead Bay, so this Greek place also makes Italian baked clams. And are they ever good, better than Randazzo’s just down the bay. Don’t miss soft but ropey charred octopus tentacles dotted with capers in a red-wine vinaigrette. Sold by the pound, your charcoal-grilled selections run to branzino, royal dorado, sea bass, and red snapper, while an excellent whole fried flounder holds down the bottom end of the fish menu, pricewise.

Now, we know what you’re thinking: What about Randazzo’s?!

While the legendary clam bar didn’t make the list, it sort of gets an honorary mention. Sietsema spotlighted it yesterday as a teaser to today’s post, writing, “​Randazzo’s shines like a beacon on Sheepshead Bay, the last man standing from what was once a large population of Italian clam bars along the bay.”

And even though they didn’t make the list, it has made plenty of others. All due respect for our friends over at Randazzo’s, but it’s great to see other restaurants in the area getting their due.