Boukies: 5 To-Die-For Dishes

Boukies: 5 To-Die-For Dishes

1. The spanakopita are configured as right triangles, and strewn with microgreens.

Today, Counter Culture arrives by trireme (Odysseus' type of ship) at Boukies, a Greek tapas bar in the East Village. While I didn't like everything there, a handful of dishes were outstanding, and worth voyaging almost any distance to get. Here are five favorites.

Boukies: 5 To-Die-For Dishes

2. The grilled sardines come striped with sweet tomato confit.

Boukies: 5 To-Die-For Dishes

3. The lamb entry (one of only two mains at Boukies) is a four-chop wonder that's great for those who eschew the uncertainty of small plates.

Boukies: 5 To-Die-For Dishes

4. You'll rarely see such a pretty salad -- sluiced with olive oil and herbs and topped with a jaunty hat of feta -- as horiatiki.

Boukies: 5 To-Die-For Dishes

5. Strewn with fried capers, the grilled octopus looks every inch the undersea menace.

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