Here in Astoria, I’m surrounded by Greeks. This is mostly a good thing, although I’m developing some new addictions.
On a good day, I eat this Greek salad, from our local Cypriot fast food joint around the corner from our house. $6 gets you lettuce, tomatoes, feta olives, feta cheese, cucumbers, dolmades, onions, anchovies and freshly toasted pita bread.
On a bad day, I eat this. Ahhhhhhhhh…. Spread cold, tangy tzatziki over a freshly baked pita bread, add a chunk of grilled chicken souvlaki, and a few bits of Greek side salad, and you have yourself a Greek-style taco, and it’s the most delicious thing I’ve ever eaten. If you want to be really bad, add some rice and a squeeze of lemon, too. And maybe a side of lemon potatoes. And a Greek frappe or some retsina. And finish with baklava.