I really love to visit Wallingford, so when Mark invited me out again to have lunch, I couldn’t say no.
He had driven by a Greek restaurant and asked if I wanted to give it a try. I was a little apprehensive because I love Greek food, and if it’s not done well, I’m very disappointed. I’m so happy I agreed to try it.
First of all, The Golden Olive is a very quaint place, not too fancy, just enough charm to entice.
We were greeted by Niko, who has since become a MySpace buddy. He saw my camera as he came around the corner, smiled, and said, “Oh, you’re taking pictures?” I was a little embarrassed, until he followed with, “I’m ready!” and posed. I think I surprised him when I actually took the shot.
The service? Excellent. When I asked he hold the onions on my souvlaki, he instantly asked, “Would you like lettuce instead?” Come on, nobody offers you a replacement when you’re out to eat. Niko is awesome. He’s also a great musician–check out his band here!
The food? Oh please! Look at these sandwiches! Look at the Tzatiki! I usually have to pay for an extra side just to get enough for my sandwich, but not here.
The fries, the Greek salad, the chicken souvlaki sandwiches were flavorful! I could actually taste the bits of dill in the tzatiki. Everything was perfect!
The vegetables were fresh and crispy.
Rich custard between layers of phyllo, soaked in honey-lemon syrup
If you live in or near the Seattle area, or happen to be visiting, check them out! You won’t regret it.