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34 Community News The Recorder · October 8, 2015 Table Talk Continued from 32 Regular patrons show up daily to order homestyle favorites like meatloaf with mashed potatoes, liver and onions, country fried steak, corned beef hash and once again, the best Greek specialties that won’t break the bank. NOTE: Every menu item requires a hearty appetite. At Georgie’s, with lots of onsite parking, you feel hidden away from the city crowds although it’s still only steps from King Street and US 1. Keeping his eye on one of the most beautiful spots in St. Augustine for a third restaurant to add to his realm of dining, George was ready to move into the grand Lightner Museum with Café Alcazar, a lovely ‘secret’ café surrounded by history. Its picturesque setting represents the ‘Gilded Age’ of America’s oldest city that was created by Henry Flagler’s vision in the original Hotel Alcazar. When you enter the ‘privileged’ world of 1888, Café Alcazar fits perfectly into your imagination. White clothed tables are rare in St. Augustine for lunch except here. So George’s ‘jewel in the crown’ of his restaurant collection offers guests a stunning experience that aristocratic visitors to the city would have expected at the turn of the century. Sip a glass of ‘Shooting Star’ Merlot George Chryssaidis or ‘Lafitte’ Sparkling Rose and linger over the menu. Glance around you and notice the towering street lamps that were moved from their original location on the famous Bridge of Lions. Large vintage Tiffany windows envelop the café, imposing stained glass ge