Saturday, February 4, 2017

Eating Greek at the sportsplatz...

Last week, I wrote about how our neighborhood Greek restaurant had apparently changed hands.  Although we were sad to find one of our standby haunts overtaken by smoking compulsive gamblers, maybe it's not such a bad thing that Dimi's is no more.  There's another Greek place in Jettingen and I actually like the food better than Dimi's.  It's just that we could walk to Dimi's, while the other place requires a very short drive.

I have written about Taverne Beim Griechen a few times on this blog, but it had been awhile since our last visit.  We decided to go last night because neither Bill nor I felt like cooking.  The usual waitress was there, offering her friendly brand of service without speaking English.  I kind of like that about her, especially since I'm finding it easier and easier to understand the local language.


I went with the Neptune platter, which consists of gyros and calamari with t'zatziki and rice.


Bill had the Korfu platter, which is gyros and souflaki.

As usual, the food was excellent.  I got a kick out of the music they were playing, too.  At one point, they were playing "Long Train Runnin'" by The Doobie Brothers.  Below is Bill's reaction when I recognized the song.


Actually, I think he was just stunned because the flash caught him off guard.

We had wine and ouzo and got a kick out of the owner coming over to talk to a cute little girl and give her a little treat.  One thing I love about local restaurants is seeing how children get treated.  It seems like the Italians and Greeks are especially enchanted by kids.  It's always funny that in that particular Greek place, they always bring me a "cowardly" shot after the meal.  I give it to Bill and drink the ouzo they give him.

I will miss Dimi a lot, but at least now I can visit the other Greek place without feeling too guilty about two timing him.


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