Here I am! You know how vegans never get sick? I was super vegan this past week. I was so vegan I barely left the apartment and had no excuse to update. Tonight: jailbreak. Time for Greek. Gotta get my garlic on.
It's Greek to Me
626 Lyndale Ave S
Minneapolis, MN 554408
Awesomely, 20% of our check tonight went to AIDS research. Happy Dining Out for Life night! We got stickers that said "I ATE." In a cruel twist of fate, we received the stickers before our food arrived, thus negating the verisimilitude of said stickers. It was literally - yes, literally - the worst thing that could have happened to us. Except maybe getting AIDS.
Every time Captain Adventure and I eat here, we share a plate of Skordalia for $5.95. It's a cold potato-garlic dip with pita. If you've ever wanted more garlic from your dips, this is the dip for you. And it's not so much garlic it gets spicy - it's more of a comforting, roasted garlic taste.
Allow me to mention that we don't even look at the menu anymore. That fact, paired with our server's super quick delivery, got all the food on the table within ten minutes of our arrival.
I told you a long time ago that I am a total sucker for stuffed grape leaves. The best grape leaves in town are the Yielantzi here. For $6.85 you get five or six of these beauties, each one lovingly stuffed with rice and magic. You don't even know. I feel like dill is one of the main reasons I love them, and I know there's lemon involved. The flavor is totally unique. If I knew how to cook like this, you might never see me again. Beware, vegans - these come with a white creamy yogurt sauce. It's not vegan. But you can remove the little cup of sauce, like I did for the above picture. (Can't be having pictures of dairy products on my blog all willy-nilly. Gotta have boundaries.)
Sadly, muffins, the baklava is made with butter. Well, and honey. But that's okay. I came home and ate some lemon bars. The inside of my stomach is now officially Greece.