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The 2018 Winter Olympic Games have left Pyeongchang, South Korea, which means we'll no longer have to pretend to know anything about bobsledding, curling or the luge.

But after spending countless hours in front of the boob tube has left us with an insatiable appetite.

What, in athletic competition? Hell, no! We're jonesing for Greek food!

You see our modern Olympic Games were inspired by the ancient Olympic Games that took place in Greece from approximately the Eighth Century B.C. to around the Fourth Century A.D.

So, what were those original games like? We're guessing they involved less clothing and fewer commercials for NBC's "This Is Us."

On the plus side, we're assuming there was an Athenian abundance of Greek treats of all varieties.

By that we mean, there must've been a Trojan Horse load of pastitchio, pita and pizzas.

No, you read that last sentence correctly. Your Weekender team of taste testing Olympiads decided to sample the not-always-authentic fare from Greek to Me. 

Don't take that the wrong way. We actually love the 5714 Sunnybrook fast-casual restaurant and its decidedly eccentric take on Grecian Isle eats.

Obviously, Weekender readers agreed. Greek to Me beat out other locally-owned Athenian eateries quite handily.

We can see why, and it all comes down to our three favorite words: Spicy Greek Nachos.

Intellectually, we realized that pita chips topped with spicy gyro meat, kicked-up tzatziki sauce, jalapenos, lettuce, tomatoes, shredded feta and a smear of sriracha should make even the manliest of Greek gods to cry.

However, this stuff was so good, we couldn't stop eating it.

This was also true for Greek to Me's gyro pizza. 

A simple but brilliant idea, the gyro pizza tops pita bread with zesty gyro meat, tomato sauce as well as stretchy mozzarella. Rome may have its fair share of gods but we'd take a soft-but-chewy pita over pizza dough any damn time!

Yet it is Greek to Me's take on the All-American burger that has us woozy over ouzo. 

Served with an all-beef patty, provolone cheese, grilled onions and sriracha-dappled tzatziki sauce, the Fotia (or "Fire") burger is very appropriately named.

Add an outrageous amount of Greek fries, you'll have a feast fit for Hercules.

Even vegetarians will have their fill of quality eats. 

From the Village Tomato Salad (no lettuce but tons of tomatoes, hot peppers, olives drizzled with an olive oil dressing) to a veggie gyro (with either grilled or cold greens), Mediterranean dieters can nosh guilt-free.

Or maybe not?

Greek to Me also has homemade baklava and baklava cheesecake(!) for folks who have a need for something sweet.

From Phillys loaded with feta and sandwiches slathered in sriracha, this food may represent an Olympic village of international flavors.

Does it matter that your patty melt is served on a pita? We don't think so. In fact, it's all Greek to us. 


Food and Lifestyles reporter

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