Wednesday, August 17, 2011
Silly food blogger that I am I didn't actually take any pictures of the charming interior. Suffice it to say that every last detail was considered to make it a transportative experience from the street lamp to the blue tables, chairs (and even high chairs!) to the bold cascading bougainvillea to the Greek newsstand complete with Greek tabloids and candies. It's a relaxing spot to pull up a chair order a drink and tuck into some tender and perfectly grilled souvlaki.
While we were in Greece we developed a great fondness for various spreads--melitzanosalata, taramosalata, tzatziki, skordalia--so the Pikilia plate ($10) with oregano-laced fries, a basket of warm pita with sides of hummus, tzatziki taramosalata, melitanosalata(eggplant dip), hummus, and kalamata olives. They were out of the taramosalata, a creamy and salty whipped carp roe dip, so they substituted a feta dip. Three kinds of feta, in a spread? What's not to like? The intensely garlicky melitzanosalata was a hit with both Lawman and Little B who I think got the lion's share.
116 Stanton Street,
New York, NY