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Monday, December 2, 2013

And completing the Mediterranean tour...Souvlaki Palace

This is one of my go-to places when I'm craving Greek take-out. They do have a few tables and booths, of course, and it always seems busy in there, but for us it's strictly take-out. In addition to souvlaki, they offer a variety of burgers, sandwiches, salads and traditional Greek entrees.

My favorite here is the chicken souvlaki, huge chunks of grilled chicken, lettuce, tomato and onions in a warm, soft pita, served with traditional tzatziki. Chicken gyro is also excellent. Greek salad is huge and easily shareable. Lamb souvlaki is tender and flavorful.

We don't usually order dessert, but while I was waiting at the counter for my order I saw the waitress serve up a couple of rich and creamy Greek specialties that almost made me change my mind.

Staff is efficient and caring. The older gentleman behind the counter -- I believe he's the owner -- actually apologized to me because I had to wait for my food, even though my having to wait was my own doing, not the restaurant's fault.

Yes, definitely one of the best.

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Suzanne said...

Yum. If forced to eat one cuisine for the rest of my days, I think it'd be Greek.

Galactobourekos for dessert? That's like baklava, but with custard layers, too. Love that one!

songbird's crazy world said...

I love Greek. Drew's mother was Sephardic, her family hailed from Greece and Turkey, so I've been eating foods from that cuisine since before it was popular.

Suzanne said...

And of course, on LI, you are exposed to quite a bit of it.

Now that we're seriously considering crossing the pond, Ed is saying 'you won't get good Mexican food'! I can make that, it's the Greek food I will miss-I don't make that nearly as well as these restaurants!

songbird's crazy world said...

I would miss my ethnic foods if I ever moved. When Drew's parents moved to Ft. Myers in 1990, when we visited we had to bring bagels and bourekas.

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