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greta9a Oct 22, 2013 06:56 AM

Is there anywhere in LA that serves up some Greek American fare like you'd find in Detroit or Chicago?

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  1. Servorg RE: greta9a Oct 22, 2013 07:48 AM

    http://www.papacristos.com/

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      annagranfors RE: Servorg Oct 22, 2013 11:36 PM

      Papa Cristo's is as good as you're gonna get for gyros in this town...my only complaint is that they don't do gyros on the rotating vertical spit (they grill), so it's a *little* greasier than you'd find in Detroit or Chicago. That having been said, they're the best you'll find.

      And their other fare's pretty awesome, too...it's just that I miss my midwestern gyros sandwiches. (From the late lamented Parthenon Restaurant in Ann Arbor, if you must know. The staff were growly John Belushi-style Greeks, but you never cared when you were noshing on what they served you.)

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        Tripeler RE: annagranfors Oct 23, 2013 07:21 AM

        I was under the impression that Belushi was really doing his impression of Albanians, not Greeks.

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          Servorg RE: Tripeler Oct 23, 2013 07:32 AM

          I thought it was Elbonians?

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            annagranfors RE: Tripeler Oct 23, 2013 08:28 AM

            You're probably right.

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              JAB RE: Tripeler Oct 23, 2013 08:47 AM

              It's all Greek to me: http://www.billygoattavern.com/

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                annagranfors RE: Tripeler Oct 23, 2013 10:03 PM

                "We're Greeks! We dance! OPA!!"

                http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gQJmN5...

          2. PeterCC RE: greta9a Oct 22, 2013 09:17 AM

            http://georgesgreekcafe.com/ has what I'd consider Greek American fare. Is there any regional differences between Greek American in general and the ones found in Detroit or Chicago?

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              jessejames RE: PeterCC Oct 22, 2013 09:31 AM

              on a related note, Motown has something called coney island style which is a greek tinge to chili which covers everything...loads of "coney island" spots where you get your gyros, etc and chili dogs, chili plates etc. i know the instinct is it's coney island and hot dogs so how can it be greek....but they are...too bad the coney island spot on sunset is now a "Gaby's Mediterranean grill"

            2. FoodWacky RE: greta9a Oct 22, 2013 09:33 AM

              Does it have to be in Los Angeles, or would surrounding cities be okay? Hailing from a family full of Greeks, we have lots of friends in the Long Beach area.

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                Ciao Bob RE: FoodWacky Oct 22, 2013 10:25 AM

                I have been told that the best greek in "the area" is in South OC but I cannot remember where...

              2. carln RE: greta9a Oct 22, 2013 05:17 PM

                Tony's Taverna in Malibu has the best Greek food in LA in my humble (Greek) opinion. Its not great, but its the best around and has a cool atmosphere (live music thursday through sunday) .

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