Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Giada Visits Plano Texas

If you’ve ever watched the Food Network, then you probably know who Giada is! She will be at Sur La Table on April 7th to sign copies of her new book - visit our website for the flyer!

Sur La Table is in Lakeside Market off Preston between Park and Spring Creek in Plano right next to Ziziki’s. Why not join us for lunch before or after this event. We have a beautiful outdoor patio so you’ll have a front row seat to all the excitement and there will be live music and entertainment throughout the day. So stop by and enjoy the best Greek-Italian cuisine in Plano!

Saturday, March 27, 2010

Don't Wine About The Wine

Whether it is a night out with your girlfriends or a romantic dinner with your spouse, “wine” not… wine and dine? There are a variety of wines with a variety of flavors to choose from. Every wine has its own unique taste depending on which type of grape and region it came from.

Greece is one of the oldest wine producing countries in the world. In Ancient Greece the reputation of the wine was based on where the wine came from and not the individual producer of the wine. Wine was a very important part of Greek history, which would take pages to explain, so let’s move on to the mouth watering part of Greek history; that is the different types of wines!

First of all you might be wondering why is white wine not really “white”? Most white wines are a yellow/golden color. This is because white wines are made from the grape juice and the grape skin of gold, green, or yellow grapes. It can also be made from the juice of a red grape but not the skin( usually in champagne). Drinking white wine is most common when consuming a lighter meal such as lunch or an appetizer. It is also great during the spring and summer because it is a lighter more refreshing type of wine. Have you ever tried a white wine? ...Well if not, the most common white wines that are served in our restaurant today are Chardonnay and Champagne.

Unlike white wine, red wine is actually red. It might not always look red, but it usually is considered a shade of red on the color scale. This wine is actually true to its name because the grapes that are used to make this kind of wine are red, deep purple, and even blue. They receive their unique color and name because during the fermentation process the skins of the grapes are actually in contact with the juices which creates a wide variety of deep colors. When drinking red wine you want to make sure that the temperature is just right. If it is to warm the wine will have an overwhelming taste of alcohol. If the wine is too cold it will have an extremely bitter taste, this is why all red wines should be served at room temperature. Some of the most common red wines at Ziziki's and Volos Taverna are Cabernet and Pinot Noir.

Choosing the right wine might be difficult, but once you find it you will be asking yourself… “ ‘wine not’ go out for the perfect glass of wine tonight.”

Friday, March 26, 2010

Ziziki's Named Best Of Dallas Finalist

Ziziki’s has been named a finalist in D Magazine’s first-ever Best of Big D: Reader’s Choice Poll!

Every August, D Magazine publishes its Best of Big D issue, wherein the editors name their favorites. This year, they’re giving their readers a chance to vote for their favorites.

Ziziki’s is thrilled to have been selected by the D Magazine Editors as a finalist for the BEST DESSERT IN DALLAS – FEATURING our Baklava Ice Cream Sundae!

We need your help … support us by clicking on the link and voting for Ziziki’s Best Dessert in Dallas. It only takes a few minutes and it would mean so much to us. You can vote as often as you want – but only once a day. We value and appreciate your business and support.

Click here to VOTE NOW!

With gratitude,
Costa & Mary Arabatzis

Thursday, March 25, 2010

Volos Grand Opening A Success

Volos Taverna’s GRAND OPENING CELEBRATION on Thursday, March 4th was a smashing success! We are very proud to announce that we raised $1,000 for our favorite charity, Family Gateway!

We celebrated the night away with friends and family, the Town of Addison Council Members, Joe Chow, Mayor of Addison and many local prominent business owners in the Addison area. Guests enjoyed a full sampling of our hot and cold mezzes.

Check out the photos from the night. We hope you’ll stop in soon and see for yourself why Volos is the hottest new restaurant in Addison. OPA!

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Easter Brunch and Dinner With Zizikis

Join Us at All Three Ziziki’s Restaurants for a Special Easter Sunday Brunch Featuring Complimentary Mimosas or Champagne. Our regular dinner menu will be offered for dinner on Easter Sunday.

Hop Over to Ziziki’s Easter Sunday Brunch!

Complimentary Glass of Champagne or Mimosa

A flavorful selection of your favorite Ziziki’s items: Spanakopita, Dolmades, Mediterranean Salad, Greek Island Chicken, Rigatoni with Roasted Red Bell Pepper Sauce

Plus these signature brunch items…
  • Mediterranean Shrimp
  • House Smoked Salmon with Bagels & Herbed Cream Cheese
  • Buttermilk Pancakes with Cinnamon Syrup
  • Greek Scrambled Eggs with Feta Cheese & Basil
  • Roasted Leg of Lamb with Red Wine Sauce
  • Ya Ya Katina’s Baklava
  • Chocolate Easter Eggs for all Kids

3 seating’s at 11am, 12:30pm & 2pm

$24.95 per person

Friday, March 12, 2010

Lower Greenville Dallas

When we see the huge flames roaring and hear the sirens of fire trucks we only hope that everyone is going to be okay and safe. A fire is a tragedy that can touch so many people in such a little time. It can destroy a large structure in just a few minutes, but it cannot destroy the faith of the people touched by it. As we all know or have heard a very important part of Dallas was destroyed by a fire on Tuesday March 2, 2010.

The fire roared through lower Greenville very quickly and destroyed four very well known businesses to that area. These Businesses included: Terilli's Restaurant & Bar, Mick's Pub, the Hurricane Grill and the Greenville Bar and Grill. Although we cannot replace the historical meaning that these restaurants had on lower Greenville, we can help the owners and people out who held these places closest to their heart get back in business!

Since the businesses that were affected by this fire are temporarily out of commission until they can rebuild, there are many employees finding themselves without jobs. With the economy, finding a job isn’t as easy as it seems, but Ziziki’s is offering a great opportunity to those employees affected by this tragedy. Ziziki’s at Travis Walk location is here to help out in every way possible by offering jobs to those who are looking for employment! Please see Bobby in the evenings if you are interested.

Not only is Ziziki’s helping out lower Greenville but so has the community. Everyone in the surrounding area has come together to help rebuild.  It is such an important part of Dallas’s attractions and history. There is plenty of help that is still needed to get these businesses back on their feet.

Donations are welcome to help out this awful tragedy. Also on Saturday March 13, 2010 The LGNA (Lower Greenville Neighborhood Association) will be selling t-shirts that were donated by them at the block party between Vanderbilt and Vickery. These T-shirts will be $10 dollars each and all of the proceeds will go to help this cause.

So when a tragedy strikes a part of our history we all have to come together to give them a boost to get back on their feet, because we all know if this was our business they would be doing everything they could to help us too.

Friday, March 5, 2010

Wine Tour - Zizikis Dallas Travis Walk

Ziziki’s Restaurant at Travis Walk will feature a special wine tour/dinner on Wednesday, March 24th, 2010 6-10PM with guest speaker Dominique Moran, Regional Manager of Maisons, Marques &  Domaines. The menu will pair Ziziki’s familiar menu items and some new mezzes (small plates) from Volos Taverna, Ziziki’s new sister restaurant, with these great ports and wines from Europe.

“From Port To Port Ziziki’s Wine Tour”
  • Ramos Pinto La Crima “Tears of Christ” White Port
  • Roederer Brut Champagne
    Reims France
  • 2007 Schlumberger Pinot Blanc
    Alsace France
  • 2005 Marques de Murrieta Reserve Rioja
  • 2005 Pio Cesare Barolo
    Piedmont Italy
  • Ramos Pinto 10 Yr Tawny Ervamira Port
$49 per person
Wednesday, March 24th, 2010