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You Can Eat Greek Island Food – In Chicago’s New Lyra Restaurant

Like Boston and New York, Chicago is a hotbed for good Greek restaurants and now the new Lyra restaurant is trying to break out with a menu inspired by Greek island food – and lured two chefs from Mykonos to do the cooking.

“We’re opening an urban, West Loop version of a place in Greece,” co-owner David Rekhson told the site Eater. “But we don’t have the Aegean to look at, only the street,” he said.

Rekhson’s wife is Greek-American, and they frequently visit her family in Nafpaktos in western Greece. He invited his business partner, Lucas Stoioff, to come along on one of those trips.

They spent time eating their way through the Greek islands and on Mykonos met chefs Athinagoras Kostakos – a Top Chef winner – and Alexis Zopas at the beachside restaurant Scorpios and convinced them to come.

Much of the menu will be inspired by food Kostakos and Zopas grew up eating and that won’t include saganaki or gyros. “It’s such simple food,” said Stoioff, “but it has complex flavors, and a lot of passion goes into it.”


NEW YORK – Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts (LCPA) on April 17 announced the third annual Summer for the City, welcoming New Yorkers to hundreds of free events over three months.

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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.


Russian Missiles Slam into a Ukraine City and Kill 13 People as the War Approaches a Critical Stage

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — Three Russian missiles slammed into a downtown area of the northern Ukrainian city of Chernihiv on Wednesday, hitting an eight-floor apartment building and killing at least 13 people, authorities said.

TORONTO - Toronto Raptors player Jontay Porter was banned for life from the NBA on Wednesday after a league probe found he disclosed confidential information to sports bettors and wagered on games, even betting on the Raptors to lose.

JERUSALEM  — Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said Wednesday his country would be the one to decide whether and how to respond to Iran’s major air assault earlier this week, brushing off calls for restraint from close allies.

WASHINGTON — President Joe Biden said Wednesday he strongly supports a proposal from Republican House Speaker Mike Johnson to provide aid to Ukraine, Israel and Taiwan, sending crucial bipartisan support to the precarious effort to approve $95 billion in funding for the U.

BRUSSELS - European Union leaders over a two-day summit of the special European Council will discuss economic and competitiveness issues in Ukraine, Türkiye, the Middle East and Lebanon, stated Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis upon his arrival in Brussels on Wednesday night.

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