Sunday, January 27, 2013

A Greek Lunch In Dallas

We've been having so much fun since opening The Greek at One Arts Plaza, Dallas. It's our newest restaurant concept: pitas, meze and wine - small Greek wonders and larger delicious dishes too - from a pool of your favorite Mediterranean cravings from Ziziki's - Dallas Premier Greek Dining.

It's a little different for us - in that it's in a really hip nightspot and 'urban' area - in the Dallas Arts District - which is a 19-block, 68.4-acre neighborhood in the northeast part of Downtown Dallas. 

And, if our patrons are looking for a full night  or something to do after lunch or dinner - there's GREAT entertainment in this area incuding the Dallas Museum of Art, Dallas Symphony Orchestra, Dallas Theater Center/Arts District Theater, Morton H. Meyerson Symphony Center, Nasher Sculpture Center,and so much more.

And - being in the downtown area - we get a GREAT lunch crowd at this location. We also have a hoppin' and happenin' Dallas Happy Hour as well.

Visit One Arts Plaza Online - Click here.  Read their blog here.

Saturday, January 19, 2013

Greek Luck In The New Year

In America, and especially in the South, folks scramble to cook up some black eyed peas on New Year's Day - for a bit of luck in the coming year.  Of course - black eyed peas are not a typical part of Greek cuisine. It's a folktale, or superstition - but it's not uncommon and Greece has it's own 'Good luck' traditions for New Year's.

In Greece, the Squill (sea onion) is a common plant - mostly found around the island of Crete. It grows wild and is actually quite disagreeable to some. It's poisonous to animals and can cause a rash if it makes contact with the skin.  It is a unique plant; it will continue to bloom and grow even after it's pulled.

Since the 6th Century BC - The Greeks believe that it's strong survival to grow after being pulled can benefit and be transmitted to people and inanimate objects - so one might find a sea onion hanging in a home or worn around the neck at the New Year.

Visit us at Ziziki's, Ziziki's Taverna, and The Greek -  Dallas Greek Restaurants.  We don't cook with sea onions, by the way. OPA!