Vegging out: There is a (Greek) God
After a little more than a week of being a vegetarian, Greek cuisine turns things around.
Sun, Aug 15, 2010 at 11:40 PM
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
The opinions expressed by MNN Bloggers and those providing comments are theirs alone, and do not reflect the opinions of MNN.com. While we have reviewed their content to make sure it complies with our Terms and Conditions, MNN is not responsible for the accuracy of any of their information.