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Summer Brain Food! Heerinos me Horta: Braised Pork and Summer Greens

The Southeast Food Network has done us well again: all-natural, pasture-raised pork shoulder braised with Vlita (Amaranth--Chinese Spinach) and Lamb's Quarters in freshly squeezed lemon juice, white wine and EVO. When it's this good, we have to let you know: fork tender, greens better-than-spinach with more iron and nutrients, this light, gluten-free dish pairs nicely with open reds such as Kleoni and Nemea. Ask Anna what the special spice is that ties this all together.

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Our Most Anticipated Food Offering! Authentic Lamb Gyros!

Our most requested food offering is flying out the door: all-natural leg of lamb, dry rubbed with spice, skewered and slow-roasted on the vertical rotisserie. Shaved per order and served on an open pita with a pile of Greek Fries and Tzatziki. Enough to share. Fridays after 5 and ALL day Saturday--as long as it lasts! Pair it with Crispin's The Saint or Mythos Red. Be in Greece.

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Summer's Served Up!

Tender squash blossoms stuffed with rice, herbs and feta and oven braised in freshly squeezed lemon juice, white wine and EVO. Summer's on your PLATE! Try it with our new wine flight....all classic, indigenous whites: Roditis, Assyrtiko, Savatiano.

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For Our Gluten-intollerant Guests: Swap Out the Complementary Pita for Romaine OR Artichoke Leaves

First batch of the season! May we suggest seasoned artichoke leaves to dip into your combo plates? Known since antiquity to be an aphrodisiac, artichokes make everything taste better. Use the leaves like a scoop to enjoy with your dips and sauces. Scrape the tender meat off the end of the leaf with your teeth to add even more flavor! When artichokes aren't available we are happy to provide whole romaine lettuce leaves--these can be sliced broadly and used like wraps, or use the rigid ribs to scoop and add texture to your palate!

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Where has all the Melitzana Gone? To Warmer Places.....

It's true....over two weeks ago and Killer Frost knocked off all the embryonic fingerlings on the eggplant crop. In January a 30-35lb case cost $16.20. Today, if you can find it, the cost is between $38 for 20 lbs and $57 for 30-35lb of wiggly, wilted, most likely browned inside, eggplant. What's an establishment to do? Espousing locally grown and seasonal...we have decided to temporarily omit Melitzana from our offerings--in house, take out, wholesale and retail.

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Gardens' BIG Bottles!

Why do we offer BIG bottles--otherwise known as Bomber Bottles? Because that's HOW they sell in Greece! On a hot day at the beach with a bag of chips...when you don't want to miss a moment of serene sea viewing, this portion of beer becomes a meal. From the Belgium Brewing Co we offer the ever popular Fat Tire and Ranger, a particularly hoppy beer as well as Crispin, squeezed from the Honey Crisp apple developed here at the the U of M Ag School! All three please with the Gyros!

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Symposia. A Series III.

Ever heard of multi-tasking? Do NOT miss our third Symposia. A Series III. Where else can you get your family together, divinely dine, get informed, get entertained, AND shop?! At the Gardens of Salonica, yes, you can! Local and long-time celebrity fave, Robyne Robinson,

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OXI Day! Oct 28, 1941 Just Say, "NO!"

Today, October 28, marks the anniversary of one of the most important days in the history of the world, yet few remember it’s significance. But the Greeks do, and they celebrate OXI day, every year with grade school student parades with marching bands and a work holiday. The day was October 28, 1940. At dawn that morning (4:00am), after a party in the German embassy in Athens, Mussolini (through Emanuele Grazzi, the Italian ambassador in Greece) issued an ultimatum to Greek Prime Minister Ioannis Metaxas to surrender, or face open war with Italy.

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Heerinos me Tsouxnidia: Braised Pork with Nettle Tips

Ready! Sit! Eat! Yep, this will race straight to your sun-longing soul! Tender, free-range pork (can't you just see them rolling in the clover?) from the Southeast Food Network braised in fresh-squeezed lemon juice, white wine and extra virgin olive oil; simmered with Nettle Tips in the prime of their season.

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