Food for Thought

Greektown Grille

One of the newest additions to McBee Station in Downtown Greenville is Greektown Grille. The small, cafe-like restaurant is owned by a local Greek family. As a result, it is very welcoming to all diners. The staff members are very amicable, including Christ Church senior Melissa Cochrane, who works as a hostess. “It is so much fun to work there. Everyone is so sweet and we like to make everyone feel welcome,” she said. “Plus, the food is to die for good!”
All the Greek staples were on the menu, including the traditional gyro, which is a seasoned meat with onions, tomatoes, and, of course, tzatziki. Tzatziki, a creamy yogurt sauce with cucumber and garlic, is a Greek specialty. The lamb burger, which was the waiter’s suggestion, was also quite delicious. Instead of served in the classic burger bun, the lamb was wrapped in a pita and topped with sautéed peppers, onion, and tzatziki. The meat in the gyro and in the lamb burger was seasoned with tasty Mediterranean spices that gave each meal an extra kick. In addition, there was a side of steak fries that was seasoned as well.
Although no dessert was ordered on this occasion, the talk of the town is their delicious baklava. This traditional Greek pastry is flaky, layered dough filled with nuts and honey. They might be sticky, but they are also delectable.
Greektown Grille may be small, but sometimes bigger is not always better. The employees are great, the food is tasty, and the Greek culture is shared with everyone who walks in the door.