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Aug 29, 2006 09:17 PM

Greek in Calgary

Any recommendations for good greek food in Calgary? A nice authentic family run place with some character? I've heard Santorini's, anyone been there?

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    1. Pegasus!

      I wish I knew how they make their pita. I think they must have some egg to make them lighter.

      1. Pegasus for sure!!!

        Address: Corner of 14th St and 11 Ave SW
        Phone # 229-1231

        TO Anyone that is thinking of putting "The Broken Plate"....
        Re-read the OP! The OP'r is looking for, specifically

        Family-Run .... Not a chain
        Character .... Not a place that feels like Earl's gone greek

        I do like the food at Broken Plate, especially the desserts, but IMO, it's not what the OP'R is looking for.

        1. I'd suggest Mannie's (907 - 17 Ave SW). I'm not sure about the ambience of their new location but the food is excellent, and totally authentic.

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          1. re: Jasz

            Is this the location that used to be Athens By Night? We had a business on 17th ave and knew the fellow who opened up Athens By Night. The food was good and it was personally run. This is a few years ago though.

            1. re: sharonanne

              No, Manie's is next to the construction zone that was Mt. Royal Block, on 17th Avenue between 7th Street and 8th street. It's next to Buon Jorno's

              Athens by Night became a nightclub/pizza parlor (Grey Goose and Western Pizza), which shut down a while ago, and is now a new business under construction.

              1. re: yen

                Western Pizza has taken the whole space over (grey goose was its attempt at a regina-style upscale bar, which went kaput, wonder why), knocked the wall down, and it looks like it'll try to emulate the boston pizza across the street.

                Manies was way back on 4th Street if anybody recalls...

          2. John:

            LOL...What the heck is a "regina-style upscale bar"?

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            1. re: Bob Mac

              a little dig at Western Pizza- when they opened in Calgary, all these folks from SK (it's based in Regina) talked about it like it was the second coming (and it's not bad); they opened on 17th Ave and I guess decided to split the space into a family pizza joint and a martini bar, but I never saw people in the martini bar...

              1. re: John Manzo

                The Grey Goose shut down because of a shooting that occurred there a few months ago.

                1. re: Shazam

                  it closed FOLLOWING a shooting. Plenty of places stay open after such incidents. And I am pretty sure that it closed because nobody was ever in the place.

                  1. re: John Manzo

                    Hmm, I though I did see it occasionally busy when I used to live there.

                    A shooting pretty much guarantees death for a night club, even if they're popular.

                    No matter, I'm sure it sucked anyhow.

                    1. re: Shazam

                      Actually, it wasnt bad. Food was decent, but the alcohol was overpriced as most establishments on 17th are.

                      The problem was they tried to execute the tried and true 17th Avenue formula without the right location or staff (think Melrose, Classic Jacks, Yardhouse, 1410, etc...).

                      1. re: yen

                        So the girls wore tops there eh? :)