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Spanakopita in Austin? (preferably South Austin)

jennrotten Aug 10, 2007 02:36 PM

I can make it myself, but rather than mucking around with phyllo on a regular basis, I'm looking for a consistent source of spanakopita. Years ago I had it at Marakesh downtown, but it seems to have disappeared from their menu, at least during lunch. The have "spinach pie" but that is not the same animal, it's actually what appears to be Fatayer.

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    NirvRush RE: jennrotten Aug 10, 2007 03:24 PM

    i'm not sure, but maybe Phoenicia on S. Lamar? and then there's always Tino's Greek Cafe on Brodie @ Slaughter.

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      jennrotten RE: NirvRush Aug 12, 2007 12:24 PM

      Thanks for the tips, I've never tried Tino's and definitely will now. Phoenicia doesn't list spanakopita on their online menu, but they are a bakery, so maybe they bake it up sometimes. They're within walking distance, so I should check.

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        stellawine RE: NirvRush Aug 14, 2007 03:33 PM

        Luched there(Tino's on Brody) today.Big platter of food, centered around dry chicken from gyro-rotisseie.Decent Dolmades(too much meat-too heavy), decent Spanakopita(not Enough spinach/cheese fillig-definately sufferred from steam-table-itis...soggy), decent Meatball in really nice tomato sauce(meatball made w/ the same meat/rice blend in Dolmades?), decent overly dressed salad-all in all a lotta decent Greek chow for $7. I'd return to try the other center-of-the-plate Gyro meat option, though.

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          jennrotten RE: stellawine Aug 18, 2007 11:11 PM

          That sounds...underwhelming. Lots of food, though, decent price. I'm not sure I'd tolerate soggy Spanakopita, though.

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