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How to dine like a Greek

You’ve found a restaurant that looks good to you. There are lots of people so you know the food is fresh. You survey the restaurant and locate an empty table.…

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What’s your favorite souvlaki in Athens?

O LefterisSatobriande Street, behind the Hondos Center off of Omonia SquareOpen noon ’til around 4:30 PM, maybe 5, perhaps even 7:00 PM … Stop a hundred Athenians on any street…

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The secret to ordering fabulous French fries in Greece

Yes, I know, why am I writing about French fries on a blog about Greece? Fries, fried potatoes, patates, French or not, call them what you will, they are served…

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Eastern flavors of Asia Minor on the Eastern Edge of Athens

To eat food without understanding its origin is like having food without flavor! At the foot of Mount Ymittos, there is a neighborhood called Kaisariani. It is at the eastern…

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Eating local in an Athens winter

If you’ve ever been to a Greek restaurant outside of Greece, you are certainly familiar with the ubiquitous “Greek Village Salad”, aka “Village Salad”. The ingredients never vary, whether you…

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Peaceful dining in the city: Plateia Mesologiou, Pagrati, on a warm autumn night

**this restaurant is now Mezed…adkio – and the food is really terrific. In the warm months the tables spill out to the now pedestrian only cobblestone street and they often…

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