It’s a rainy fall morning in New York City when an unassuming man walks into the Remedy Diner on the Lower East Side.
White, middle-aged, hood pulled over his head, he could be mistaken at first glance for just another of the LES’s recent yuppie transplants. But there are a few tells that indicate this isn’t your average 60-year-old normcore banker. Maybe it’s the fully-3M’d Nike Olympic Jacket, or the pristine blue, green, and white Nike Huarache sneakers. Or maybe it’s the “J.S.” scrawled on the Starbucks cup he’s clutching as he steps through the door. Not many guys in dad jeans are known to baristas around town just by their initials. Jerry Seinfeld is in the house.
I had a nice talk with Demetrius the owner/chef of ‘The Greeks’ today which I thought I’d share alongside some info about their food.
Demetrius is from Greece and went to culinary school there. He’s traveled around the world and has been a chef at several five star hotels. However (I’m guessing because of how things have been in Greece the past few years but Demetrius did not say why), he ended up working as a bridge painter with his father. This was decent work but did not lend itself to raising a family. Family friends let him know that they were building a new apartment with store fronts in Morgantown, WV. At the time, he did not even know where Morgantown was located. It was his dream to open a Greek restaurant of his own, so he got some business partners together and moved to town. It took him two years to get everything ready but he recently felt comfortable enough to open the doors of The Greeks to the public. Most of the delay was attributed to the contractors of the building, …
Thomas Crawford: So a church is not a safe place to hide in TWD world? You’ve got to be joking. I think everyone knew that this episode was going to bring some things to a head. However, the route that it took was more then a little shocking.