Tasty Tuesday: Dinner at Souvlaki GR

6 Sep

My friend Laura, from college, came to Greece with me one summer, so when she and her husband visited me this summer in New York City, I knew just the spot to take them: Souvlaki GR.  My sister and I had passed it one day while wandering the Lower East Side, and I did a double take because it was as if I had seen a mirage of a taverna on a Greek island.  With a stone floor, white-washed walls with blue shutters, and beach umbrellas inside the restaurant, it perfectly captured the laid-back vibe of Greece.  It was perfect for reminiscing about our all-too-long-ago vacation in Crete.

As it turns out, Souvlaki GR started out as a food truck before opening its Lower East Side restaurant.  Those of you who follow me on Facebook know that no matter how trendy food trucks are, I just can’t get onboard with them.  My parents didn’t raise me to eat out of trucks.  That said, I can see why Souvlaki GR would be a popular food truck.  The food and its packaging are the perfect portable meal.  Their restaurant is so cute, though, that I wish they’d stepped it up with the food and offered larger portions more suitable for a sit-down restaurant.

What do you think: should a food truck-turned restaurant keep to its winning menu or should the restaurant offer something more than the truck?

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5 Responses to “Tasty Tuesday: Dinner at Souvlaki GR”

  1. Queen September 6, 2011 at 1:08 pm #

    This place looks adorable!!!!!

    • Linda Kriegsmann September 11, 2011 at 1:55 pm #

      The food looks good too … good enough to eat!! I’d venture a try from their food truck. Sll we have here in CT are hot dog trucks, who by the way actually have good coffee if you catch them early in the afternoon!!

      • Stephanie Nikolopoulos September 11, 2011 at 10:28 pm #

        Hm… I understand the coffee but I’d stay away from those mystery-meat hot dogs!

    • Stephanie Nikolopoulos September 11, 2011 at 10:27 pm #

      It’s sooooo cute!! I want to live in it. 😉

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