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The Food’s Just Divine at St. Louis Greek Olympia Kebob House

Food can be a religious experience for some and at Greek Olympia Kebob House & Taverna in St. Louis, it’s right there where you sit: rows of old, sawed-in-half church pews.

is, co-owner George Nicholas points to the restaurant’s seating: rows of old, sawed-in-half wooden pews that came from some of the city’s oldest Greek Orthodox churches, obtained in bartering, said Riverfront Times.

His grandfather lived in the village of Kardis on Rhodes, fleeing when the Nazis arrived with only a few drachmas in his pocket, coming to the city and opening a market before George’s father opened a taverna.

He called upon aunt Marietta, who had a reputation as the cook of the family, and they came up with a menu of traditional Greek dishes from Rhodes.

“People will say that their grandma brought them here, and now they are bringing their kids,” he said. “We’ve changed very little … familiarity …brings people back. When they walk through those doors, it’s unchanged from the day they proposed to their wife here … I’ve even had a man scatter his late wife’s ashes in the bushes out front.”


SALEM TOWNSHIP, MI – The Greek-American Poulos family’s restaurant Karl’s Cabin, 6005 Gotfredson Road in Plymouth, Salem Township, a staple in the area severely damaged by a devastating fire on February 15, reopened on November 29, The Detroit News (TDN) reported.

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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.


Echoes of Asia Minor: Life, Catastrophe and Resilience Opens at Consulate in NYC

NEW YORK – Consul General of Greece in New York Dinos Konstantinou in collaboration with the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America hosted the opening reception of the moving exhibition Echoes of Asia Minor: Life, Catastrophe and Resilience on November 29 at the Consulate General of Greece in New York.

NEW YORK – The Hellenic Film Society USA presents Maria by Callas, the acclaimed documentary that tells the life story of the legendary Greek-American opera singer.

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