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Greek Islands; Greek yogurt

Mugs | Nov 22, 2002 07:59 PM

Greek Islands on Jackson was one of the first Chicago restaurants I loved, but some years ago I quit going to the new site on Halsted because the food seemed to slip a bit and because Greek Islands in Lombard was often very good. I returned today to the Greektown location for the Friday special of stuffed squid. I first had a taxas salad of minced lettuce and chopped tomato in a feta dressing. That it was brought to the table within a minute and was rather moist with soft lettuce made me wonder about its age. The stuffed squid had far less flavor than I remember it having at its best. I told a manager this and he shrugged. Of course it is unfair to judge a restaurant on one (return) visit, so I'm open to corrections and suggestions. What is the best seafood to order at Greek Islands? Where is the stuffed squid good?

A month or so ago, someone asked where to get Greek yogurt. I today bought a 1 kg container of Family brand for $7 at the Greek grocery a few doors south of the Parthenon. The grocery sells three brands. The deli man said the Family and Total brands are made by the same company in Greece whereas the Krinos brand is made in New York.

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