Is There a Doctor in the House? At Gainesville’s Greek Tavern, Yes

September 10, 2022

Georgia restaurateur George Giannoulas has teamed with physician John Vachtsevanos in development of the Greek Tavern in Gainesville that will combine food with a bird’s eye view of the city from a glass balcony.

“We want an outside feel but with the comfort of being inside,” said Vachtsevanos, of the facility that will also have an open kitchen and brick oven where customers can see their food being prepared or use a drive-thru.

What’s for dinner? You’ll have to wait, said the Gainesville Times in a report about how secretive it is. “We don’t want to reveal too much of the menu until we open, but the idea will be to feel like you’re eating home-cooked Greek food in a restaurant setting,” Vachtsevanos said.

“We’re going to combine the traditional Greek food with a modern twist,” Vachtsevanos said. “Mediterranean food is healthy, with a lot of salad, a lot of vegetables, and a lot of grilled stuff. “And nothing frozen,” Giannoulas said. “Yes, everything is going to be made to order,” Vachtsevanos said.

Vachtsevanos has lived in Greece while Giannoulias, a Greek native, became a U.S. citizen.


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