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Name Days Celebrated @ Gardens!

Didn't know you had a Greek name? You probably do....and now the Gardens will help you celebrate! Check us out on our FaceBook page for each week's celebrants. You don't have to come on the exact day: we give you the week and we will celebrate with you! A comped glass of wine or the dessert of your choice! Call with questions! Let's get started! This week: Athanasios (Tasos, Tasoula, Soula) Maximos (Max, Neon) Agnia (Agnes), Xenis (Zenos), Timotheos (Tim) and Agatha.

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Make it a Dinner & Movie! Thurs, April 19 6:30!

Our Fifth annual sponsorships of a Greek film in the International Film Festival! By the director of the Oscar nominated "Dogtooth," Yorgos Lanthimos' offbeat film focuses on a club whose members are paid to take the place of a family's dead relative. Our family-style dinner includes appetizers, entrees, dessert and a glass of wine. $20/pp; $15 w/student ID. RSVP's only. Movie ticket info & purchase:

http://twitter.com/intent/user?screen_name=MSPFilmSociety

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The Latest Entree to our Beer Exemplar! Lift Bridge!

When we sampled their Minnesota Tan, Lingon berry infused beer, at the Autumn Brew Review (between Zoran's indoor and outdoor studio), we knew this relatively new and local company, Lift Bridge, was a contender for the ever-expanding list of excellence in brewing scene. So when Lift Bridge called us to offer us samples we said, YES! For our winter entrees we selected Chestnut Hill, an amber ale with cinnamon and allspice--try that with the Mousakas--and Crosscut, a pale ale with a grapefruit peel infusion...even the Plaki sings with it.

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Arni Kokkinisto: Braised Lamb Shank with Portobella Caps and Diced Tomatoes over Whole Wheat Spaghettini

Say goodbye to Arni Kokkinisto! It's a wrap..now that we're taking off our wraps and Spring is here! Probably the last time we'll prepare this winter favorite (unless, of course we are asked at least three times.) So, fresh batch! Get it before it's gone!

We're pairing it with Lafkiotis Agiorgitiko, a smooth, full-bodied red that piques the cinnamon and laurel of the sauce and underscores the natural sweetness of the tender shank meat.

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