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Greek Food and Cooking

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    May 15, 2014

    The Three Best Things We Ate This Week

    We've spent another week feasting our way through New York City, discovering new dishes and rediscovering old favorites. Our favorite bites this week include a whole duck for two, a killer guacamole, and pork skewers we crave each year come spring.

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    March 17, 2014

    Eat Cheaply: Mexican, Pakistani, and Uruguayan Fare

    Spendy weekend? Need to tighten the belt to make it to your next paycheck? We have you covered. Our cheap eats this week span the globe without leaving the boroughs. Not a single one will set you back more than $10.

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    February 11, 2014

    Warm-Up Special: Five Hearty Dishes in Astoria

    The Arctic isn't through with us yet. With significant snowfall predicted for this Thursday night, it may be wise to continue packing on layers of protective winter blubber. Fortunately, multiethnic Astoria boasts warming, fatty foods from every corner of the globe to prepare you for a long hibernat ... More >>

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    November 13, 2013

    Uncle Nick's Greek Cuisine's Avgolemono, Our Cheap Eat of the Day

    Avgolemono from Uncle Nick's Greek Cuisine (747 Ninth Avenue, 212-245-7992), $5-$7 Feel a cold weather-related illness coming on? Have a little Greek penicillin.

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    July 12, 2013

    Nerai Opens in Midtown

    As childhood friends Spiro Menegatos and Costa Youssis ate their way around New York City, they frequently lamented the state of the town's Greek restaurants. "Greek hospitality got lost," says Youssis. "And these restaurants have been stuck doing traditional recipes for the last ten years." So the ... More >>

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    June 27, 2013

    The Greek Opens and "Is Not a Destination Restaurant, It's a Neighborhood Restaurant" in Tribeca

    "We want to offer storied foods," says bartender and waiter Dimitri Manousakis of Tribeca restaurant The Greek (458 Greenwich Street), which is in its soft opening. "It's food for thought."

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    May 8, 2013

    Don't Miss the $22 Cypriot Tasting Menu at Kopiaste Taverna

    Sweep up the stairs and into the spacious dining room to begin your tasting menu of short plates from Cyprus. Astoria newcomer Kopiaste ("Come in and sit down") Taverna presents the Greek cooking of the island of Cyprus, which is much closer to Turkey and Syria than to the other Greek islands. You ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 9, 2012

    Takeout Your Valentine's Day Meal

    Go balls-to-the-wall with your lovers favorite takout on V-Day.‚ÄčThere's something to be said for shelling out $100 plus per person for luxury ingredients and romance, but sometimes it's better to just eat at home, for a number of reasons. A) It's cost-effective and the economy sucks. B) You can co ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 4, 2012

    Village Taverna Opens on University Place, Selling Greek Specialties and Sweet Treats

    After being under construction since the summer, Village Taverna has finally opened its doors at 81 University Place (212-982-3457), offering up a comprehensive menu of Greek specialties.

  • Blogs

    December 31, 2011

    Pablo's New Year's Eve Greek Dinner: Happy New Year!

    Rare roast lamb, Greek salad with feta and red wine vinaigrette, caramelized brussels sprouts, shrimp in tomato sauce over rice

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    December 21, 2011

    Gregory's 26 Corner Taverna: Attica! Attica!

    A tiny place in Astoria puts the other Greeks to shame

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    January 3, 2011

    Souvlaki GR Will Open a Restaurant in the LES

    newyorkstreetfood.comSoon you'll get seating with your souvlaki​Souvlaki GR, arguably the best Greek mobile food purveyor around (and 2010 Vendy winner for Best Rookie Truck) will soon be expanding its stomping grounds from Midtown, Union Square, and SoHo to the Lower East Side with its first ... More >>

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    December 10, 2010

    The Best Thing I Ate Yesterday

    Welcome to The Best Thing I Ate Yesterday, where we endeavor to remember the very best thing we stuffed down our gullets over the past 24 hours. Why? Because the only thing better than enjoying a meal is wallowing in the memory of one savored in the recent past. Today's fond reminiscences ... Risot ... More >>

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    December 1, 2010

    Anthi's Greek Food's Spanokopita

    ​ Anthi's Greek Food opened a few weeks ago on Amsterdam Avenue. Hidden among a strip of businesses that include a deli, dry cleaner, hair salon, and barbershop, it's so small that it doesn't even get a full street number -- finding its address, 614A, brings to mind Harry Potter's secret trai ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 1, 2010

    The Best Thing I Ate Yesterday

    Welcome to The Best Thing I Ate Yesterday, where we endeavor to remember the very best thing we stuffed down our gullets over the past 24 hours. Why? Because the only thing better than enjoying a meal is wallowing in the memory of one savored in the recent past. Today's fond reminiscences ... Vict ... More >>

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    November 23, 2010

    The Best Thing I Ate Yesterday

    Welcome to The Best Thing I Ate Yesterday, where we endeavor to remember the very best thing we stuffed down our gullets over the past 24 hours. Why? Because the only thing better than enjoying a meal is wallowing in the memory of one savored in the recent past. Today's fond reminiscences ... Robe ... More >>

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    August 23, 2010

    Manhattan Now Has a Souvlaki Truck

    Geoff Peters 604/FlickrBehold, souvkaki.​Indentured office workers now have another reason to take to the streets: over the weekend, the new Souvlaki Truck began peddling grilled meats and pita throughout Manhattan.

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    April 13, 2010

    Greek Wines Are No Longer a Tragedy: Here Are Five That Are Hard to Pronounce, Easy to Drink

    Baby Bacchus drinks Greek wine. So should you.​Most people's first experience with Greek wine is pine-y, syrupy retsina -- that country white so ancient even Homer himself may have sipped it while composing his epics (poetry and booze being the classic combo that it is). But the cradle of wine ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 10, 2010

    Istanbul Cafe's Salad Platter and Turkish Desserts

    ​Istanbul Cafe is a warm, comfortable spot that opened about a year ago in the old Le Biarritz space. In the afternoons, tables of men linger over glasses of sweet mint tea and a dessert or two. Although lamb and beef are cooked every which way here--in kabobs, as kofte, stuffed into manti dum ... More >>

  • Dining

    March 2, 2010

    Hop the Train Out to Tanoreen and Athena Express

    Mideast fare—and some new Greek—in Bay Ridge

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    November 25, 2009

    Pix from Ovelia, a Modern Greek Restaurant in Astoria

    ​The nearly unpronounceable kolokithokeftedes are fried zucchini patties served with an ouzo-laced tomato dipping sauce. This week, Counter Culture triremes into Ovelia, a modernistic boite in Astoria that retains its ancient outlook. The portions are generous, the tariff light. Anything that ... More >>

  • Dining

    November 24, 2009

    Ovelia Psistaria's Fear of Frying

    An Astoria joint gives Greek fare a grilling

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    October 19, 2009

    A Church Bake Sale with Ouzo and Octopus

    A good sign​ Grilled octopus with oregano and lemon, plus ouzo​ If our childhood church had jettisoned the brownies in favor of cephalopods and booze, we might have stayed in the fold. The good people at Kimisis Theotokou Greek Orthodox Church on 18th Avenue in Brooklyn know how to throw ... More >>

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    October 16, 2009

    Our 10 Best: Greek Restaurants in NYC

    ​ ​Beautiful grilled sardines, one of the many non-endangered species available at Greek restaurants. Think for a minute how much we owe to the Greeks. Archimedes of Syracuse (the one in Sicily, not in New York) discovered the means of calculating the volume of an irregular mass as he ... More >>

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    August 4, 2009

    Chatting With... Michael Psilakis of Anthos, Kefi & Gus and Gabriel

    ​In a city enamored with Italian -- from upscale enotecas to the ubiquitous slice -- Michael Psilakis has been accredited with introducing New Yorkers to haute Greek cuisine. Anthos was the first Greek restaurant outside of Greece to be awarded a Michelin star. Not bad for a guy who started ou ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 14, 2009

    BREAKING: Bloomberg Bets on Lacrosse!

    Mayor Mike Bloomberg has entered into a friendly wager with Calgary Mayor David Bronconnier. The two men are betting on tomorrow's championship lacrosse game between the New York Titans and the Calgary Roughnecks. If the Titans win, we are told, Mayor Bronconnier will send Mayor Bloomberg "world fa ... More >>

  • Dining

    April 15, 2008

    Eating Cock at Brooklyn Greco-Turk

    Yogurt and pine-nut delights in Bay Ridge

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    February 5, 2008
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    October 3, 2007
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    September 25, 2007
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    April 10, 2007
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    April 3, 2007

    Tastes Like Turkey

    A dough canoe from the Aegean mysteriously disappears

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    July 11, 2006

    Remember the Spartans

    Spinach pies and baseball loukanika by the Gowanus Expressway

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    September 24, 2002
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