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Greek eatery means big menu November 12, 2006

Posted by grhomeboy in Greek Taste World.

My Big Fat Greek Restaurant is the picture of excess. No one will leave hungry, and surprisingly, most won’t leave unsatisfied. Big menu and big portions!

Stick with the Greek dishes, starting with the fat Greek combo with pita. It’s a platter of epic proportions. Spanakopita, the phyllo pastry filled with spinach and feta cheese, has plenty of spinach and cheese stuffed inside. Dolmades, grapes leaves stuffed with ground lamb and rice, are moist and flavorful. Keftedes, meatballs topped with tomato sauce are also excellent. Taramosalata is a dip made from fish roe, olive oil and cream, and this is a really good version. Hummus and the tzatziki are tasty too. The size of this platter can feed two people for a light dinner, and is a bargain for the price. Moussaka has the usual layers of eggplant, zucchini, ground beef and lamb and a thick layer of bechamel. Again, a huge portion, and you will be surprised to taste the nutmeg and other traditional spices the dish is famous for.

For dessert, five little baklava “rolls” are stacked on top of one another, then topped with a huge ball of vanilla ice cream rolled in pistachios, then doused with a shot of ouzo and Bacardi 151. Would the Greek skip the 151? Absolutely. But we’re talking about bringing Greek to the masses.

Southeast Valley locations: 525 S. Mill Ave., Tempe, (480) 966-5883; 3305 W. Chandler Blvd., Chandler, (480) 726-3036; 900 S. 54th St., Chandler, (480) 705-4008; 6447 E. Southern Ave., Mesa, (480) 981-0010.

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