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Hydra Estiatorio Mediterranean & Bar at EXchange Hotel Vancouver

Hydra Estiatorio Mediterranean & Bar at EXchange Hotel Vancouver

Hydra Vancouver is an estiatorio Mediterranean restaurant & bar that just opened at the newly renovated luxury EXchange Hotel on 475 Howe Street (between Pender and Hastings.) The 180-seat Greek restaurant itself is a stunning bi-level, washed with natural light from its six-story atrium lobby. […]

The Greek by Anatoli Vancouver | Happy Hour Yaletown

The Greek by Anatoli Vancouver | Happy Hour Yaletown

The Greek by Anatoli in Yaletown is offering a new Happy Hour Menu between 2 to 5pm. There is a great selection of tapas size shared items as well as drink specials all for $4. And as their new Happy Hour promotion between March 27 […]

The Greek by Anatoli Souvlaki Yaletown Vancouver | Grand Opening Party

The Greek by Anatoli Souvlaki Yaletown Vancouver | Grand Opening Party

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The Greek by Anatoli Yaletown recently just opened and took over the former space of Good Wolfe Kitchen & Bar. The newly renovated space is modern but draws on heritage characteristics of Anatoli Souvlaki (which has been opened for over 30 years in Lonsdale, North Vancouver). Flat white, exposed ceiling with wood beams and canopy of lights. The bright red accents plays on traditional Greek design but is modern. When the weather cooperates, there will be an open patio outside on the cobblestone sidewalk.

The Greek by Anatoli is opened by brothers Iani and Alexi Makris of Anantoli and partner Daniel Bergman. Manning the kitchen is Executive Chef Scott Robertson who has joins from The Westin Resort & Spa, Whistler.

He has designed a menu that honours the exceptional quality and authentic Greek tradition of Anatoli Souvlaki, while infusing a modern perspective. Staples from Anatoli like Country Lamb, a slow braised shoulder of lamb, are balanced alongside new items like Rabbit Popsicles, rabbit loin wrapped in double smoked bacon and stuffed with house made lamb sausage. All dishes are served mezze-style (sharing plates), creating a lively and social atmosphere.

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Karpouzi: a refreshing watermelon basil mojito to start the evening.

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Aphrodite: sour cherries, greek yogurt and ouzo. A cocktail that goes down a little too easily.

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An imaginative bar program also ensures The Greek will have an energy worthy of the Yaletown address. Channeling the region’s vivid flavours, ingredients like fig, honey, and Greek yogurt are shaken and stirred into a variety of craft cocktails. Molecular gastronomy techniques are borrowed for creative twists like the Campari dust rim of the White Negroni.

Rabbit Popsicle: tender rabbit wrapped with bacon.

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Spanakopita: delicious filo pastry of spinach, feta, and herbs. This is one of my favorite all time Greek appetizers.

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Grilled Octopus: I love calamari, but it is nice to see something different than the typical Greek restaurant flare. Tender, juicy and slight charred octopus has us wanted more tentacles.

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Lamb Lollipops:  Juicy. Must Get. Period.

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Dolmathes: Grape vine leaves stuffed with meat and rice.

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Syka: chili pepper, fig vodka martini

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White Negroni: Ouzo an anise-flavored aperitif twist on this Old Fashioned highball.

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The Greek by Anatoli
URL: http://anatolisouvlaki.com
Cuisine: Greek, Mediterranean

Hours:
Monday 11:00am – late
Tuesday 11:00am – late
Wednesday 11:00am – late
Thursday 11:00am – late
Friday 11:00am – late
Saturday 11:00am – late
Sunday 11:00am – late

1043 Mainland St, Vancouver, BC V6B
(604) 979-0700

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Vancouver Food Cart Festival 2014 | Summer Time Street Food

Vancouver Food Cart Festival 2014 | Summer Time Street Food

  It’s that happy time again in the year! The Vancouver Food Cart Festival 2014 has returned to 215 West 1st Ave Vancouver Olympic Village, adjacent to the Cambie Street Bridge. Between West 1st Ave and the seawall, over 20 delicious and popular food trucks gather to impress. […]

Stepho’s Souvlaki Greek Taverna Vancouver (Downtown) | It’s All Greak to Me x Stepho’s on Robson

Stepho’s Souvlaki Greek Taverna Vancouver (Downtown) | It’s All Greak to Me x Stepho’s on Robson

  Did you know that Stepho’s Souvlaki Greek Taverna is now opened on Robson Street? Stepho’s second location is across from Forage on 1359 Robson Street. Now you can line up at either Stepho’s on 1124 Davie Street in the West End or on Robson. […]

Kokkari Estiatorio San Francisco | Greek Restaurant Financial District

Kokkari Estiatorio San Francisco | Greek Restaurant Financial District

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Kokkari Estiatorio is a modern Mediterranean Greek restaurant in the San Francisco Financial District. It is recommended MICHELIN Guide San Francisco 2013 as Bib Gourmand (Favorites for Good Value).

Kokkari Estiatorio restaurant space is designed by  award-winning architect Howard Backen of Backen & Gillam Architects. The designed draws on Old-World warmth crossed with modern European charm. Kokkari Estiatorio Greek restaurant features seafood and game, specializing in traditional Aegean dishes. Be sure to make reservations via Open Table. It is one of San Francisco‘s best restaurants.

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Pikti 9.50: One of the best terrine of Berkshire pig trotters & head with pickled cucumber & egg. The hard boiled egg added a nice creamy warm to the meat pate. Flavors were well balanced and not too salty.

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Roasted Squash 6: wood oven roasted butternut squash with tahini sauce & toasted pine nuts. So delicious on such a simple dish. Butternut squash is the perfect winter appetizer. Lightly seasoned with sea salt and cilantro.

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Ippoglossa 29: A generous juicy piece of  Pacific Halibut steak pan-roasted with black lentils & Kalamata olive, artichoke tapenade. Black lentils seasoned with olives, olive oils and herbs is filled but not heavy. Capers, red onions and cilantro layer on top of the halibut. The fish has a slight crispy charred skin but it meat itself is still moist.

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Kokinisto me Manestra 28: Aromatic braised lamb shank with orzo & myzithra cheese. How can you not order this? You can smell and see the large rotisserie of lamb, birds, and other delicacies roasting center of the restaurant!

The lamb itself is fall of the bone tender and moist. Au jus sauce is fragrant and rich. It is perfect for the orzo to soak in. Myzithra cheese slightly melts on top of the hot lamb shank.

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Baklava 9: Traditional walnut & honey baklava with vanilla-praline ice cream. The ice cream is delicious and reminded me of the Persian ice cream we had at Diva at the Met. Honey baklava was sweet but not so sweet you would cringe. The phyllo pastry is flakey.

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I’m quite disappointing that Vancouver does not have a fine dining Mediterranean Greek restaurant like Kokkari Estiatorio. Afterall, aren’t we a foodie town also?

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Kokkari Estiatorio
URL: http://www.kokkari.com
Cuisine: Greek, Mediterranean

Hours:
Mon 11:30 am – 2:30 pm, 5:30 pm – 10:00 pm
Tue 11:30 am – 2:30 pm, 5:30 pm – 10:00 pm
Wed 11:30 am – 2:30 pm, 5:30 pm – 10:00 pm
Thu 11:30 am – 2:30 pm, 5:30 pm – 10:00 pm
Fri 11:30 am – 2:30 pm, 5:30 pm – 11:00 pm
Sat 5:00 pm – 11:00 pm
Sun 5:00 pm – 10:00 pm

200 Jackson St, San Francisco, CA 94111, United States
+1 415-981-0983

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Dinakis Mediterranean Grill Port Coquitlam | Greek Restaurant

Dinakis Mediterranean Grill Port Coquitlam | Greek Restaurant

    You won’t find a white building with blue awning characteristics of a typical Greek restaurant. If you are driving by you may think it’s just another neighbourhood restaurant. Dinakis Mediterranean Grill is a Greek restaurant located in the newly developed Oxford Connector Strip […]

TCBY Greek Frozen Yogurt Debuts

TCBY Greek Frozen Yogurt Debuts

    Greek Yogurt is highly popular right now and continues to trend. Increasingly more companies are beginning to see the appeal and want in on the piece of the pie.   On April 5th, TCBY debuted their Greek Frozen Yogurt; the Honey Vanilla flavour […]

Felicos Restaurant Richmond | Greek Restaurant Kalamaria

Felicos Restaurant Richmond | Greek Restaurant Kalamaria

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How can something so apparent be so hidden at the same time? Surround by top Asian cuisine, Felicos Restaurant Richmond one of my favorite Greek restaurants in Richmond. The owner did a fantastic job in creating a sense of serenity in the bustle of Leslie and Alexander Street.  As you enter the restaurant, there is a gate resembling a house where potted plants are placed to welcome you into the restaurant.
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Once inside, you’ll continue to notice that Felico’s did not skip out on the ambience. You walk into a gorgeous blue marble bar, where the greeting host would guide you into the restaurant. It’s Tuesday night and even though you are not expecting to wait for a table, you stand there wondering about the quiet night. More people should know about this restaurant. Is Greek cuisine so hidden while surrounded by the Asian giants?
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We were seated by the window, and the dim lighting gave me a sense of romance with my other half. We proceeded to look at the menu and made our selection.
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Crab Cakes: golden brown crab cakes sitting on roasted red pepper pesto. The warm pesto was light to taste. The crab cakes were not overdone. We can get a sense of freshness, which is rare considering a lot of crab cakes are frozen.
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Spanakopita: Crispy pastry wrapping spinach, feta cheese, and onions. Pastry held together nicely as we cut the roll in half. The warm spinach and feta cheese had a kick aided by the onions.
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Kalamaria: Deep fried squid served with satziki sauce. It comes with roasted potatoes, rice, and Greek Salad. This dish holds an important place in my heart as far as Greek cuisine goes. This is as good as I had it for the first time. I also look for freshness in the Greek Salad. Some would say it’s easy to serve Greek salad, I don’t disagree. The difficulty is how to maintain that consistency day in and out.
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Kleftico: Slowly roasted lamb served in mustard sauce. The lamb was so soft and broke apart on the first cut. The first bite is always refreshing with juiciness, as sauce was absorbed into the protein. It came with their house special mint sauce but the lamb was so good, I rather keep that on the minimal.

 
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This is so confusing, this restaurant needs attention. A beautiful space, excellent customer service, and quality dishes deserves to b e known.

 

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In conclusion of my visit. I wish I could be outside Felico’s with a sandwich board, and let everyone know that there’s more than Asian Cuisine on Alexandra Rd. I like change, and I love choices. Start making a different choice today, you’ll be pleasantly surprised about what you find. Until next time Felico’s.

 

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Felicos Restaurant Richmond
URL: http://www.felicos.com/
Cuisine: Greek

Hours

Mon 11:30 am – 9:30 pm
Tue 11:30 am – 9:30 pm
Wed 11:30 am – 9:30 pm
Thu 11:30 am – 9:30 pm
Fri 11:30 am – 10:00 pm
Sat 4:30 pm – 10:00 pm
Sun 4:30 pm – 9:30 pm

8140 Leslie Rd, Richmond, BC V6X 4A8
(604) 276-8282