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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.”


ATHENS - Sky Express and Delta Air Lines on Thursday announced the launch of their cooperation to help international passengers flying to Greece on Delta Air Lines have easier access to a series of domestic destinations within the country.

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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.


PM Kyriakos Mitsotakis’ Address to the Joint Session of the U.S. Congress

WASHINGOTN - The full text of Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis’ speech to the Joint Session of the US Congress is as follows: Madam Speaker, Madam Vice President, Honorable Members of the United States Congress, Ladies and Gentlemen, There is no greater honor for the elected leader of the people who created democracy than to address the elected representatives of the people who founded their country on the Greek model and have promoted and defended democratic values ever since.

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