Thursday, February 09, 2006

Athena Grill

I went to Athena Grill today with Alan L. It's a surprisingly high quality, casual Greek restaurant in the midst of a seemingly unending (but clearly, this is an incorrect observation) strip of business park after business park.

I had the lamb souvlaki sandwich with Greek style fries (turns out these are just thinner cut in one direction tossed in some parsley), with a little eggplant-y dip for the fries. It was delicious. Today, we were blessed with a particularly beautiful day, so we sat outside and got caught up while munching on the tasty food. Well, when we weren't interrupted with a constant flow of emergency SMSs which led to a lot of laptop & phone time for Alan, which led to a lot of chatting with some random old dude who went to CalTech once upon a time and recognized my MIT ring. Heh.

The prices were reasonable, and I appreciated the touches like the eggplant dip rather than something like ketchup for the fries (apparently, the proprietor specifically formulated the dip to replace ketchup because she thought it would be healthier and less tacky, as well as more Greek) and the complimentary bread & pita served with hummus for each table. The owner was very pleasant and clearly had a lot of pride in her restaurant. Her baklava was delicious as well, with plenty of honey, nuts, and layer after layer of crispy phyllo. Yum.


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11:22 PM  
Blogger A_B said...

I have too much free time apparently.

6:49 AM  
Blogger h said...

"cut thinner on one side" = wedge, right?

"eggplan dip" = baba ganoush, right?

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7:44 AM  
Blogger ei-nyung said...

Actually... not a wedge. Like normal skinny fries (versus big fries), but skinnier in one of the dimensions.

And the eggplant dip was also not baba ganoush. I know, I know! I sound so contrary. It was mostly a very smooth spicy yogurt dip, with a tiny tinge of eggplant, just enough to make you wonder what was in the spicy yogurt dip. I should have specified. :)

9:57 AM  

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