Thursday, May 30, 2013

Springtime Spanakopita

Spring is a special time in Greek culture; it’s full of tradition and celebrations, as well as unique and tantalizing dishes.

One of the most popular springtime Greek dishes is spanakopita, or greek spinach pie.

Stuffed with spinach, onions, cheese and herbs that are covered gently in flaky dough, spanakopita is a cornerstone of the proud Greek food history… and they are delicious to boot!

One of the things that makes this spinach pie pastry so delicious is that it is wrapped in a phyllo (pronounced
fie-lo") dough and baked until it is crispy. The pastry is often golden brown in color and enhanced by butter and egg yolk.

The spanakopita is also very adaptable and can be enjoyed as a meal or as a snack. There are also vegan or “lite” versions of spanakopita that meet criteria for religious fasts or other traditional celebrations.

Stop by and enjoy our Greek “spinach pie” or apanakopita and give 'a go' at pronouncing it - oh,
and don’t worry, we’ll help! It’s a delicious appetizer for an enjoyable afternoon on our patio with
a glass of wine and soaking up the long-awaited warm weather. Opa!

Tuesday, May 14, 2013

Planning A Trip To Greece

Relax and celebrate a year’s worth of hard work by experiencing Greece this Spring and Summer!

Although the peak travel season for people to visit Greece falls later in the Summer within July to August—you won’t miss any of the beautiful warm weather if you come earlier. Perhaps, NOW!?

Spring is an excellent time to visit the islands of Greece. Make sure to stop and experience the Halkidiki peninsula off of the north-mainland coast. The Aegean islands offer some of the most breathtaking views and spectacular beaches that picturesque the sea as though it was painted in watercolors shortly before your visit. By visiting Greece earlier than July, you’ll be able to avoid some of the main flow of tourism traffic that Greece experiences – which leads to higher room rates and more expensive packages.

Plan ahead. 

Save money. 


The weather in late Spring is breezy and cool because the islands are slowly waking up from cold winters. 

No time to travel just yet? Or does this not fit the budget? Come discover Greece right NOW by visiting us here at Ziziki’s for authentic Greek Cuisine. Or visit us at The Greek at One Arts Plaza - we can mimic the 'Greek breeze' on our patio.

We offer a wide-variety of authentic Greek dishes that will have you resting back in your chair listening for the seagulls that gather around Greek docks... OPA!

Thursday, May 2, 2013

A Perfect Wine List?

What would your perfect wine list look like?

If you were to go into a restaurant and pick up the wine list, what would you like to find?

For almost twenty years, Mary and Costa Arabatzis - owners of Ziziki's - have exhibited their passion for wine in their award winning wine list at Zizikis Dallas Restaurants.

With an eclectic selection of wine from around the world, Zizikis is renowned for its fabulous wine selection. What should you look for in a great wine list? Here's some things we look for:

A good number of wine-by-the-glass offerings. We offer over 40! Everything from casual to more interesting selections.

A long list with a great selection of diverse wines with diverse pricing. With over 100 selections on our list, our goal has been to find the best boutique wines for our list at the best possible price.

Awards and accolades - everyone likes to be recognized. Zizikis is proud to have been awarded Wine Spectator's Award of Excellence for our wine list. According to Wine Spectator, 'Award of Excellence winners offer a well-chosen selection of quality producers, along with a thematic match to the restaurant's menu offerings. Typically, these lists offer at least 100 selections.' What's not to love about that?

But don't take our word for it! Bring a wine-loving-friend to check out our award winning wine list and enjoy a night out at Zizikis. Opa!