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Vasilis Panagopoulos Says His Vasilis Restaurant in Buffalo Is ‘The Original’

BUFFALO – There are Greek restaurants in Buffalo that have the name of Vasilis Panagopoulos but he said that the opening of The Original Vasilis Restaurant is the only one that still owns and is proud of it.

The others have been sold and not operated by him, he told Buffalo Rising. “That’s why I put ‘The Original’ on the sign,” said Vasilis, who has opened 25 restaurants so far. “This is a family owned business. I opened it with my wife Chrys and my kids.”


He opened his first eatery in the city in 1983 and worked in Greek restaurants. “But it was my mother who taught me how to cook real Greek food. Dinners were too complicated, so I decided to focus on breakfast and lunch,” he said.

“I also keep it simple. Instead of doing all sorts of wraps, I make one wrap – it’s the best, just like you find in Greece.  The most important thing that my mother taught me was to be consistent,” he said.


NEW YORK – The Center for Byzantine and Modern Greek Studies at Queens College held its 50th Anniversary Gala in a festive atmosphere on May 17 at Terrace on the Park in Flushing Meadows Corona Park in Queens, NY.

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


What is proven, and quite clearly indeed by the article which is published in this edition of The National Herald titled ‘Church of Crete Sends Letter to Patriarch Bartholomew Telling Him Not to Interfere’, regarding the ongoing issues within the Semi-Autonomous Church of Crete, is the fact that Patriarch Bartholomew has become a captive of his own choices in general.

BOSTON – The Semi-Autonomous Church of Crete, through its Holy Eparchial Synod, sent a letter on Tuesday, April 30 to Patriarch Bartholomew in response to his inquiry about his rights regarding the Patriarchal Monasteries of the island, telling him not to interfere administratively with them, according to information obtained by The National Herald.

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