greek islands.

lucky josh had all of thanksgiving week off from work ... so one day, he drove down to the west loop to have lunch with me! after much discussion, we decided to head to greektown ... specifically : greek islands, located at the corner of s. halsted & w. adams.

a bit about this lovely restaurant : "greek islands is proud to import its own extra virgin olive oil, wine, cheeses, seafood, olives, herbs & spices directly from greece ... we only use healthy, natural & fresh ingredients in our cooking." oh, great! who doesn't love healthy, natural & fresh ingredients?? i know i do.  

here's what i had ...

three cold spreads :
from the top, clockwise.
fava : traditional greek spread from chickpeas. kind of like a thicker hummus.
skordalia : smooth garlic-potato spread, blended with imported extra virgin olive oil. sooo good. i always forget how much i like skordalia. greek islands provided a pleasant reminder.
melitzanosalata : freshly roasted eggplant, blended with garlic, potatoes & olive oil. my favorite of the three. super flavorful & delicious.

village salad :
vine tomatoes, cucumbers, red onions & green pepper. 
after all those tasty spreads ... i knew i'd want something light. simple & fresh - can't ask for much more. 

greek islands is one of those classic chicago places (it's been around since 1971!) ... that you really just can't miss.

also ... any fans of my big fat greek wedding? our server's name was nick. #win.

greek islands
200 s. halsted street
chicago, il 60661