Gardens of Salonica
New Greek Cafe and Deli
Tues - Thu : 11am - 9am
Fri - Sat : 11am - 10pm
Sun - Mon : closed
The Gardens closes for all major holidays
19 Fifth St NE
Minneapolis, MN 55413
tel (612) 378 - 0611
Westcott and Calder visited us tonight with their parents, long-time server, John, and Dena. After an appropriate amount of "good boy behavior" the two set out for their favorite rock pile--Zoran's "Table and Chairs" installation. The sun was casting its "Golden Hour" and, hey, who can resist two charming articulate boys, blasting their energy on a heap of inert stone? To wit they named them: "The Fish," The Saucer," "The Motorcycle," and "The Surfboard." There were any number of sequences, hop-scotch-like, with ensuing story lines....the night was young.
On Friday, May 7, all 21 members of Anna's Tour of Greece 2010 met for the first time for a 15 bottle wine tasting complements of Boutari Winery, Santorini. Talk about an ice breaker!
That's how we said goodbye at the final meeting for Anna's Greece Tour 2010 this past Saturday. For the first time since the trip was closed, all fifteen of the in-state travelers met together for a family style "info-dinner". They sampled three different indigenous wines, 5 appetizers, two Boughatsas, finished with platters of lamb, pork, and chicken skewers and Yigandes. While eating, Anna explained toasting and eating customs, and basic vocab expressions. It was a chance for everyone to ask questions and to start to get to know each other.
While the Gardens was hosting multiple celebrations, yet another family joined us. Instead of waiting for a table that was rather hard to come by, they opted to sit at the bar and begin with wine and appetizers. Here they are from one end to the other. I promised to send them their photos, but I thought it was such a nice idea. I love eating at the bar.
The grands, Carmen & Dede, of long-time customers and Anna's Greek Tours, Sandy & Jay, visited last Friday. They charmed us all and nibbled on pita crisps and spritzers and left happily babbling.
Ever wondered about the art at the Gardens? That wooden peacock on the wall, the stone-age bead track that's used as a hat rack, that fountain, and, of course, that tree root thing? Zoran Mojsilov, our resident artist with an international reputation will be our Guest Presenter at our next Symposia. A Series, XI on Wed, Oct 26 @ 6pm. An unabashed regaler of stories and intentions, Zoran will show us some of his latest and furthest away installed works.
this morning at 8am. The topic "Post-election Strategies" had one of the largest attendances ever despite the thickly falling (and sticking) snow. What did we offer today? Warm 100% Ames Honey sweetened Apricot Cream Boughatsa, Baklava Bites and Yummy Spinach Feta Boughatsas.
Apparently when Steve woke up today, what was lacking in his life--more strident for it being his 70th birthday--was a Gyro sandwich from the Gardens of Salonica. Coming here for nearly the 20 years that we've been opened, Steve had NEVER eaten a Gardens' gyro. So tonight, he gave it a try and followed it, for good measure, with a yogurt honey sundae. We went on to brain-storm how we would be celebrating the Garden's 20th Anniversary this January...and boy, do we have plans! Thanks, Steve and Cathy!
And how long have Matt and Krista been dining at the Gardens for us to pay attention to such a compliment? Longer than the births of their two sons,
Apparently some people read Anna's blogs at this website: responding to the Yigandes! Yigandes! Yigandes! entry,