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Going Out For Greek

September 24th, 2009 No Comments

Going Out For Greek

Nothing says Greek to me like fresh feta cheese.  Yum!

During the summer, I use feta to make “Andy’s Summer Salad” but otherwise, I mostly enjoy it in the cold weather months.

Which leads me to thinking about Greek food…I don’t know much about the cuisine other than I like Greek salad and despise hummus (it’s a texture thing).

My past experiences with Greek dining have been at the famous Milos in midtown, and a more low-key  Uncle Nick’s in Hell’s kitchen.  Milos is “the” NYC Greek restaurant that offers “the” freshest fish (and “the” iciest atmosphere if you ask me). I found neither the fish nor the facade to be impressive and much preferred my experience (and bill) at Uncle Nick’s.  Many nights Nick’s is packed, but it’s worth walking past to stop in for a traditional, hearty meal after work. Obviously the Greek salad is amazing!

I have been meaning to try Kefi – one of New York’s not only notable Greek restaurants, but also best fine dining experiences. Started by the lovely Donatella Arpaia (of personal favorite mia dona and David Burke and Donatella), I have no doubt it will be impressive when I finally make it in.

Where are your favorite places to go for Greek? Do you have a recipe you love?