Vegging out: There is a (Greek) God
After a little more than a week of being a vegetarian, Greek cuisine turns things around.
Sunday, August 15, 2010 - 23:40
A REAL MEAL: The yemista, a traditional Greek dish, was filling and nutritious. (Photo: Megan Gallagher)
Continuing my two-week vegetarian experiment, I decided to venture out to another local eatery, Café Athena. It's a Greek and vegetarian restaurant in Pacific Beach. I had heard great things about it (thanks to one of my reader's comments!) and since it's walking distance from my new apartment, I decided to check it out. It's safe to say I have found a new favorite spot! In order to keep you up to date on my vegetarian adventures, I've posted some pictures for your viewing pleasure. Warning: you will get hungry.
We started out with one of Cafe Athena's most popular appetizers, spanaki lemonato — a mix of spinach, garlic and lemon to spread on pita chips.
The falafel plate had a lot of flavor, and my favorite ingredient: hummus!
Yemista is a dish of Mediterranean squash and stuffed red peppers.
Photos: Megan Gallagher
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