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Greek Salad

Wineman Jul 15, 2006 04:14 PM

I live in the Tampa Bay area. Locally, the Greek salad comes with a scoop of potato salad in the center. Is this the practice in any other areas?

  1. Bob Mervine Jul 17, 2006 01:59 AM

    They do it in Lake County also, but I've never seen it outside this area. I am inclined to agree it's a spinoff of Pappas style . . .


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      pilches Jul 16, 2006 06:48 PM

      Just recently I had a Greek salad in Ft. Lauderdale and it had potato salad and I remarked to my husband, "The restaurant owner must be from Tampa." It's the first time I've ever seen it served that way not in the Tampa area.

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        Tandoori Girl Jul 15, 2006 04:27 PM

        As far as I know this is a very local practice. It originated with Pappas' restaurant in Tarpon Springs (now in other places as well). The Pappas' potato salad is a simple one, the potatos doused w/vinegar, mixed with chopped scallions and mayonnaise, lots of salt, little pepper. I have no idea the why of this but am sure of the where: Tarpon Springs, the huge Greek community.

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