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1st time in Chicago, SD hound ISO bougatsa

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1st time in Chicago, SD hound ISO bougatsa

tiffany | May 9, 2007 02:52 AM

Hello!!!

I'll be visiting my best friend in Chicago next week. It'll be my first time in Chicago and I'm looking forward to some real Greek food since there's nothing authentic here in So Cal...

I'm looking for bougatsa--fresh phyllo pastry with a subtle sweet creamy, almost custard like filling, served hot (preferably not reheated) & dusted with (i think) powdered sugar and maybe cinnamon. I had it on the Greek islands last summer and have been dreaming of it. It's different from galaktoboureki (and there may be other differences) in that it doesn't have any syrupy sauce on top.

Also, I searched the board and it seems like the favorite Greek restaurants are The Greek Islands and several other places. Do any of them serve an authentic Greek salad... no lettuce & a nice slab of quality feta cheese on top?

Thanks in advance!! I'm sure I'll have more questions later! I hope you're enjoying the warm weather. :)

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