Chicago Will Get Another Greek Restaurant, No Name Yet

February 23, 2020

Chicago is so synonymous with Greek restaurants one of Saturday Night Live’s iconic skits was set there (Cheeborger, No Coke, Pepsi) but one of their prime spots in the West Loop has been overtaken by trendier themes.
Now that’s about to change – thanks to one of the trend-setters, DineAmic Hospitality, which said it will add a Greek-themed place along the restaurant row there, sometime in the fall even if doesn’t have a name yet.

“We’ve been dying to do a Greek restaurant for a while,” said DineAmic co-founder David Rekhson, reported Eater Chicago. He said he’s visited Greece the last seven years and his wife, Vasoula, is a first-generation Greek-American.

Rekhson’s partner, Lucas Stoioff, last year visited the Greek Islands for the first time with his wife, Karolina and after the two families hung out they got hooked on having a Greek restaurant, saying the found the lifestyle and foods irresistible: seafood diet, good wine, and late nights.

“It’s so much more than I thought it was,” said Stoioff. The country’s “general ethos of wellness” also impressed him. Enough to start a restaurant. How about Efexia?


ATHENS - A regulation in an omnibus bill will allow repatriated Greeks from Albania and the former Soviet Union to receive full national pensions, Labor and Social Protection Minister Kostis Hatzidakis said during a discussion in Greek Parliament on Tuesday.

Top Stories

General News

FALMOUTH, MA – The police in Falmouth have identified the victim in an accident involving a car plunging into the ocean on February 20, NBC10 Boston reported.

General News

NEW YORK – Meropi Kyriacou, the new Principal of The Cathedral School in Manhattan, was honored as The National Herald’s Educator of the Year.

General News

PHILADELPHIA – The Federation of Hellenic Societies of Philadelphia and Greater Delaware Valley announced that the Evzones, the Presidential Guard of Greece will be participating in the Philadelphia Greek Independence Day Parade on March 20.


Woman Fatally Shot while Pushing Stroller on Upper East Side

NEW YORK — A 20-year-old woman was fatally shot Wednesday night while she pushed her infant daughter in a stroller on the Upper East Side, police said.

Enter your email address to subscribe

Provide your email address to subscribe. For e.g. abc@xyz.com

You may unsubscribe at any time using the link in our newsletter.