Tom had first gone by himself, raved about the tender marinated grilled chicken in their Chicken Gyro, and practically begged me to go back with him! Of course I did....The warm wooden facade with bright French Doors stands out amidst the older traditional store fronts and the newer hispanic bodegas. The inside is pleasantly renovated with trendy lighting and the ordering counter is adorned with funky little tiles. Tom again ordered the Chicken Gyro and I opted for a large Garden Salad with the marinated chicken on top with the house dressing.
While we quietly devoured our meals, a steady steam of happy customers came in. The owners seemed to know them all and spoke to the older gentlemen in Greek. This really renewed my faith in Greek Town!
We wanted Baklava for desert, but they were sold out. Suddenly I hear in a thick Greek accent, "Pssst, try the Karidopita". Surprised, I look over to the source of the suggestion and make eye contact with a friendly old timer winking at me! Figuring he knew what he was talking about we did and it was delicious - actually better than Baklava!
It's lunch time as I write this and it's making me so hungry it's painful. If you're cheap and you like Greek, go!
Also, don't forget the famed Greek Festival this weekend
Friday June 8 - Sunday June 10
St. Nicholoas Greek Orthodox Church
520 Ponca Street