…ran over here with "Teach" this afternoon – A quickie iPhone report:
Volos / Ziziki's owner Costa Arabatzis was prepping for Ziziki's booth at Taste Addison and explained that the Volos name was simply confusing his loyal Ziziki's customer base – and in this market, why rock the boat! So a couple weeks ago – a quick name change. Business is already up. Same great vibe and satisfying food.
^ Calamari; ^ Leg of Lamb Gyro.
The name change comes just in time for the popular Taste Addison event – and as an added bonus, Ziziki's Taverna won the Grand Prize in the festival's first ever food competition with it's Organic Free Range Sliced Leg of Lamb topped with Sweet Red Onions, Eggplant Salata flavored with Truffled Salt; Served on homemade Pita Bread and finished with Ziziki Sauce. (A different version of the dish above.)
I'll go report on the dish and the event over the weekend. Happy Eating!
^Keftedes - country-style Greek meatballs served on a plum tomato sauce; ^Loli-Pop Lamb Chops. (These and other "Mezzes" – or small plates – are only $5 at Happy Hour. 4-6:30.)
The food, atmosphere, and general appeal of the place has already made it a favorite with the peeps here at the office. Much more to come on this welcome addition to Addison's casual comfort food caboodle. Stay Tuned!
… The rest of the story:
^Mediterranean Shrimp in Garlic, Lemon and Wine; ^Meat Tiropitas – flaky fillo stuffed with ground meat flavored with garlic.
^Crespella Taverna – crepes stuffed with ground meat, served on Italian plum tomatoes and baked with béchamel
^Trio Platter – Artichoke Hummus, Tarama and Eggplant Dip with grilled pita; ^ Tamara - a Mediterranean caviar spread.
^Mushroom and Arugula Flatbread; ^a BIG bowl of Creamy Avgolemono w/ Meatballs - garlic, thyme, egg and lemon with orzo.
^Slow-Braised Free-Range Lamb Shank; ^Gigante Beans baked with plum tomatoes, Feta and pancetta.
^Cast Iron Potatoes baked with onions, Feta and Pancetta; ^"Baklava" Cheesecake.