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Thu Nov 16, 2017, 05:04 PM

Going for Greek food tonight after work. Who wants to join me for Happy Hour?



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Reply Going for Greek food tonight after work. Who wants to join me for Happy Hour? (Original post)
Aristus Nov 2017 OP
TexasBushwhacker Nov 2017 #1
CaliforniaPeggy Nov 2017 #2
OriginalGeek Nov 2017 #3
TEB Nov 2017 #4
Aristus Nov 2017 #5
magicarpet Nov 2017 #6
TEB Nov 2017 #7
Aristus Nov 2017 #10
procon Nov 2017 #8
Aristus Nov 2017 #11
procon Nov 2017 #17
Paladin Nov 2017 #9
Aristus Nov 2017 #12
Paladin Nov 2017 #13
Aristus Nov 2017 #14
Paladin Nov 2017 #15
Aristus Nov 2017 #16
Aristus Nov 2017 #19
Paladin Nov 2017 #23
JustABozoOnThisBus Nov 2017 #26
Paladin Nov 2017 #27
Aristus Nov 2017 #18
Paladin Nov 2017 #28
Aristus Nov 2017 #29
Paladin Nov 2017 #30
hibbing Nov 2017 #20
DFW Nov 2017 #21
zanana1 Nov 2017 #22
Nac Mac Feegle Nov 2017 #24
Aristus Nov 2017 #25
Nac Mac Feegle Nov 2017 #31
Aristus Nov 2017 #32

Response to Aristus (Original post)

Thu Nov 16, 2017, 05:08 PM

1. Opa!

Don't break too many plates.

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Response to Aristus (Original post)

Thu Nov 16, 2017, 05:12 PM

2. Wish I could be there, my dear Aristus! Have a great time!





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Response to Aristus (Original post)

Thu Nov 16, 2017, 05:23 PM

3. I wish!

Man I love Greek food but nobody else in my family does so I never get to pick that when we go out.

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Response to Aristus (Original post)

Thu Nov 16, 2017, 05:24 PM

4. Please remember to use silverware 19 kilo

Enjoy your friend TEB a former 11B.

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Response to TEB (Reply #4)

Thu Nov 16, 2017, 05:34 PM

5. Not all of us tankers eat with our hands...

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Response to Aristus (Reply #5)

Thu Nov 16, 2017, 05:39 PM

6. Order me some moussaka....

.... I like mine with lamb not beef.

THX

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Response to Aristus (Reply #5)

Thu Nov 16, 2017, 05:45 PM

7. Ok I got you bro

Is your wife ok when you pull out your lucky spoon from your BDU pocket as superstitious. I myself usually just lick mine off and dig in. My god dear that spoon is 34 years old, and I look at my wife and go no you can’t use it.

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Response to TEB (Reply #7)

Thu Nov 16, 2017, 06:24 PM

10. She looked at me funny every time she saw the P-38 on my keychain.

The Army had moved on to MRE's by the time I was in, but I kept my Dad's old P-38 as a memento during my time in, and for years after. Lost track of it about ten years ago.

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Response to Aristus (Original post)

Thu Nov 16, 2017, 05:54 PM

8. I haven't eaten at Greek restaurant in years, what's on your dinner menu? nt

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Response to procon (Reply #8)

Thu Nov 16, 2017, 06:26 PM

11. All of their dishes are excellent, but I like the beef and lamb gyro platter.

Comes with tzaiziki sauce, olives, green beans, and rice pilaf.

And enough garlic to knock someone over from ten feet away.

Mrs. Aristus is going to hate me tonight...

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Response to Aristus (Reply #11)

Thu Nov 16, 2017, 07:43 PM

17. Sounds delicious, wish I was eating there.

My sister took me to some tiny little bistro in Los Angeles and we drank a lovely red wine and ate pickled ox tongue served with kalamata olives, fresh mozzarella and crunchy bread with a spicy spread of feta cheese and roasted red peppers.

No Greek food within a day's drive now, so I learned to make my own killer Htipiti spread.

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Response to Aristus (Original post)

Thu Nov 16, 2017, 06:11 PM

9. Have a few glasses of retsina for me.

Arrange for a designated driver in advance.

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Response to Paladin (Reply #9)

Thu Nov 16, 2017, 06:27 PM

12. The owner usually treats me to a couple of shots of Ouzo.

"Here, Bobby! Have a shot with me! Puts hair on your chest!" *clink* "You're a good man, Bobby!"

He's the only person who calls me Bobby...

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Response to Aristus (Reply #12)

Thu Nov 16, 2017, 07:16 PM

13. Ever had retsina?

It's a white wine, aged in pine casks. Not for the timid. Somehow it tastes great to me, when good friends and a good Greek restaurant are involved.....

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Response to Paladin (Reply #13)

Thu Nov 16, 2017, 07:18 PM

14. No. But I've heard good things.

I've also heard (as you suggested) that it's an acquired taste. I've acquired a lot of tastes in my time; I'm curious to acquire another.

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Response to Aristus (Reply #14)

Thu Nov 16, 2017, 07:21 PM

15. Go for it, and let me know what you think. (nt)

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Response to Paladin (Reply #15)

Thu Nov 16, 2017, 07:25 PM

16. Will do...

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Response to Paladin (Reply #15)

Thu Nov 16, 2017, 08:54 PM

19. I just tried the house retsina.

I acquired the taste pretty quickly. I like it. Nice and dry. Very flavorful. I don't know why I was expecting something thick and syrupy. But this is excellent; like a good Chardonnay.

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Response to Aristus (Reply #19)

Fri Nov 17, 2017, 08:51 AM

23. It never rises to the level of "good Chardonnay" for me.....

....but it's what I find myself drinking any time I have Greek food. Glad you liked it.

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Response to Paladin (Reply #13)

Sun Nov 19, 2017, 08:44 AM

26. I think "retsina" is Greek for "turpentine"

The pine taste is overwhelming.

On the plus side, the fourth and fifth glasses are not bad.

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Response to JustABozoOnThisBus (Reply #26)

Sun Nov 19, 2017, 08:50 AM

27. I see you've figured it all out.

Repeated doses, particularly in the company of good friends and food, make it very tolerable. Works for me, anyway.

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Response to Aristus (Original post)

Thu Nov 16, 2017, 08:28 PM

18. I'm here! My order is in, and awaiting a cold Irish Death to drink.

Happy Hour at last!...

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Response to Aristus (Reply #18)

Sun Nov 19, 2017, 08:53 AM

28. Am I going to regret asking what an "Irish Death" is?

I have a relative who is fond of what I believe is called a Dog's Nose: a lethal-sounding mixture of Guinness Stout and gin.

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Response to Paladin (Reply #28)

Sun Nov 19, 2017, 10:58 AM

29. Irish Death is a stout, like Guinness.

It's just a little sweeter, that's all. Good stuff.



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Response to Aristus (Reply #29)

Sun Nov 19, 2017, 11:01 AM

30. Will look for it, next visit to the liquor store.

Me and stouts get along well; same for IPA's.

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Response to Aristus (Original post)

Thu Nov 16, 2017, 09:58 PM

20. I go for souvlaki

There is a Greek place here in town I need to get to. Love some Greek potatoes too.


Peace

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Response to Aristus (Original post)

Fri Nov 17, 2017, 06:43 AM

21. I got in a little late

But don't cry for me Winnemucca.

We have one of THE best Greek restaurants in Europe exactly a 3 minute walk from our front door. To accommodate my dietary needs (can't do red meat), they even keep a supply of turkey filet around to make souvlaki in case I (or anyone else) can't or won't order it made with pork. And two of their appetizers, grilled octopus in marinated lemon-garlic oil and sautéed mushrooms in a red wine-cream sauce (almost mushrooms Stroganoff) are worth the trip from ANYWHERE.

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Response to Aristus (Original post)

Fri Nov 17, 2017, 08:35 AM

22. Save me a stuffed grape leaf! nt

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Response to Aristus (Original post)

Sat Nov 18, 2017, 06:57 PM

24. What about saganaki?

People around here have stopped serving it because of fire codes.

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Response to Nac Mac Feegle (Reply #24)

Sat Nov 18, 2017, 07:33 PM

25. How does the preparation of saganaki violate fire codes.

Johnny makes an incredible chicken saganaki. Perfectly cooked chicken stuffed with spinach, cheese, and enough garlic to mow down the vanguard of an invading army.

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Response to Aristus (Reply #25)

Sun Nov 19, 2017, 04:17 PM

31. Flaming Greek cheese appetizer

http://www.kalofagas.ca/2010/10/02/flaming-cheese-saganaki/

Melted cheeses in a dish, topped with Metaxa or Ouzo, then lit on fire.

Served with crusty bread.

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Response to Nac Mac Feegle (Reply #31)

Sun Nov 19, 2017, 04:25 PM

32. Thanks.

I don't think Johnny offers that. But I'll look for it next time I'm there.

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