Athens insider 137 / February 2018

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Food & Drink


7 Great Grillhouses for Tsiknopempti

Who remembers that great scene from My Big Fat Greek Wedding when Aunt Voula reacts in horror to the news that her niece’s non-Greek date doesn’t eat meat? (“What do you mean he don't eat no meat? Oh, that's okay. I make lamb.”) Well, the Greek culinary scene may have evolved a little since then, but meat is still king of the castle. Espe...

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Nikis Street: A World of Food at your Feet

Can’t decide between Japanese street food, Indian or Brazilian. Or Gourmet Greek, Vegetarian or Bronx Burgers? Nikis Street is a world of food at your feet, discovers Caroline Olsen. A decade ago, Thissio’s Nikis Street was a non-descript hub for tourism offices. Now, it’s one of the capital’s most cosmopolitan and internation...

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Atrium: A lush, sun-kissed atrium

The Atrium at Herodion Hotel, at the footsteps of the Acropolis, exudes intimacy and bathes in the clarity of the Athenian light that filters through its sky roof. With its sophisticated approach to Greek cuisine and exquisite works of contemporary Greek art that adorn its walls, here is the place to rekindle your romance. Don...

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Mama Thai: Sugar and Spice and all things Nice

Amanda Dardanis visits the new restaurant arrival that’s finally broken the drought for Thai food aficionados on the southside - and encounters a novel dining concept that’s not afraid to leave you a little hot under the collar. Whenever my family and I go out for a celebratory dinner somewhere fancy, we like to play the “What...

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Cookoovaya Poetry on a Plate

What happens when five phenomenally-talented Greek chefs - including twice Michelin-awarded Nikos Karathanos, brothers and meat artists, Spyros and Vangelis Liakos, master flavor manipulator Pericles Koskinas, and intrepid experimenter Manos Zournatzis - join forces to open their dream restaurant. Total Kitchen Anarchy? Or Gastronomic Wiz...

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5 Great Bookshop Cafes in Athens

Amanda Dardanis joins the slow living movement and retreats from the mad whirl at one of these comfy-cosy and welcoming book nooks where you can easily while away a morning or afternoon, lost in a world of words. Poems & Crimes Art Bar A quaint and chameleon-like literary den that evolves with the hour. Walk into Poems &...

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