Thursday 20 February 2014

It's All Grk, Toronto, ON

I walked to It's All Grk (at Queen Street W/Niagara Street) today for lunch.  It opened about five months ago where Bellwoods Bar & Grill used to be.

I got there about 11:45am before the lunch crowd arrived.

As soon as I walked in, the girl who takes the orders welcomed me (as she did with everyone).  It's cute inside with high communal tables and chairs.

I ordered a chicken dinner and a Diet Coke (it came to about $20).

It's a big serving that includes chicken, potatoes, rice, salad, pita bread and tzatziki ... so unless you are really hungry, split it with someone (I didn't come close to finishing it).

I love Greek food and wish I could say I loved this ... but I didn't.

First of all, I was expecting to get chicken souvlaki (chicken chunks cooked on a skewer) ... instead this was small pieces of sliced chicken (it was from the same vertical spit they cut the gyro meat from) that had been fried so it was kind of greasy and most were hard and crunchy.  I didn't realize 'til later that you have to ask specifically for souvlaki to get it (whenever I've ordered chicken at a Greek restaurant, that's what I got).  Had I known, that's what I would have ordered and paid the extra $2.  I had mentioned to the girl when she was taking my order that it was the first time I'd been there so I wished she'd explained the difference.

In addition, I like oregano but I found there was way too much on everything.  It was overpowering and all I could taste.

The best part of the dish was the rice.

I doubt I'll go back.

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