We at it agaaaaaaainnnnnnn.
After going to our usual Friday night feast last week (post about it coming up in the next couple of weeks), since we are still “new” to Seattle, we explored the little area around our dinner joint. I had no idea there were all these cute and fun little shops and restaurants! It’s an area called Gilman Village and it couldn’t be more quaint and inviting. While exploring, we came across a delicious-looking restaurant called Tantalus – A Greek Bistro. We decided we’d come back to try it this week! My excitement has progressed ALL DAY =D. I’ve also been known to eat an entire spool of gyro meat in one sitting (ish). I could eat it for dessert. In the middle of the night. After eating a full Thanksgiving dinner. The point is, no meat (not even bacon) tops the salty, semi-gamey, chewy, spicy, beef & lamb “mixture”. You know that alarm clock that cooks bacon and wakes you up with the smell of greasy bacon molecules seeping through the air into your nasal passage? I’d rather have an alarm that cooks gyro meat. And then serves it up on freshly grilled pita bread with tzatziki. My mouth waters just thinking about it. Now that I’ve sufficiently explained my love for this Greek “delicacy”, it’s always disappointing when the new Greek restaurant you visit, isn’t up to par with what you’re used to =[ *eh em, The Mad Greek*.
It’s always a mood killer when you have a seemingly inexperienced and awkward teenager for a server. But when it comes to the food, Beck and I would rate this place a 6/10. I ordered the gyro entree (duh) and Beck ordered keftedes (Greek meatballs). Our dinners both came with soup, and we both got avgolemono (egg-lemon soup). That was actually delicious and reminded me of one of my all-time FAVORITE foods, egg-drop soup. I also love lemon, so an eggy-lemony-chicken-brothy soup was just what I needed!
We each got mixed vegetables, too, which included lemony potatoes, broccoli, and zuchinni. Sadly, all were cold =/. Beck’s keftedes were chewy and seemingly under-cooked…covered in a weak-seasoned marinara sauce. Even after ordering my gyro with “no onion” it arrived with PLENTY of it that I had to tediously remove (dramatic, much). I sadly (except not?) have had fast food/food truck gyros that were more pleasing than this one, though. I’ve never seen so little (and overcooked, at that) slices of gyro meat on an overwhelmingly large pita. All was edible at Tantalus but unfortunately, it did not win our interest or adoration.
“Why you want to leeeave me???”…because you’re not very good.
Not too appetizing looking, I know =[ =[