When vacation seems so far away that you just can't bear to wait any longer, how can you possibly alleviate the pressure?
Go eat ethnic food, of course!
|Trust me, it was good.|
Yesterday I discovered that Charlottesville is harboring a little Greek-American cafe known as The Mykonos Cafe. While American dishes dominate their menu, there are a few Greek staples and favorites, all made fresh and overseen by the cafe's owners who hail from Greece.
I ordered a take-out serving of gyro and an appetizer of tzatziki with pita, which took about seven minutes to make while I waited in the dining area. The walls were decorated with pictures of Mykonos, Athens, and Santorini, which whet my appetite for a Greek adventure! Both the gyro and the tzatziki tasted just as good as it looked, but sadly, you'll have to take my word on that. It wasn't until after I finished the last bite of the gyro that I realized I hadn't even snapped a picture. Oops!
A few other Greek notables on the menu included: stuffed grape leaves, Greek olives with feta cheese, hummus, souvlaki, falafel sandwich, and mousaka. Everything was reasonably priced, and a few glances at other customer's plates indicated that serving sizes are hearty.
While I can't say it's the best gyro I've ever had or will have, it certainly did not disappoint, and I am very excited to have found a local place to indulge my cravings for baklava.
What do you do when you're itching for a trip?
P.S. Thanks to everyone who participated in our 1 Year Blogiversary + Giveaway! Originally I'd planned to announce the winner by March 22nd, but a busy schedule at my job plus a last minute camping trip this weekend may delay the announcement by a few days.