New Meetup: Taverna Plaka - Belly Dancing/ Zorba Dancing, 1/2 price mezze/ drink specials

From: Dave G
Sent on: Saturday, July 24, 2010 11:25 PM
Announcing a new Meetup for 35UP!!

What: Taverna Plaka - Belly Dancing/ Zorba Dancing, 1/2 price mezze/ drink specials

When: Thursday, August 26,[masked]:00 PM

Where: Taverna Plaka
2196 Cheshire Bridge Road NE
Atlanta, GA 30324

Happy hour 6 to closing, dance the Zorba and enjoy being entertained by the belly dancers. at Taverna Plaka on Cheshire Bridge. The restaurant is less than a mile off of 85 at the Cheshire Bridge/Lennox exit.

Transport yourself to the Greek islands. Not only does Taverna Plaka have delicious food but it has the best Zorba dancing shows in Atlanta.The staff will periodically stop what they are doing throughout the night and dance the Zorba, the dance we all love to see. The dance around the restaurant and if the mood strikes you, you too can join them and dance. They have been known to dance the Zorba with as many as one hundred guests.

Don't forget to enjoy the belly dancers. They are so gracious and do the authentic dances of Greece including the flame dance with fire blazing on their heads.

Do not worry about the summer heat. We will have our own private room and bar. If the weather is nice, you can also enjoy the patio. We will enjoy 1/2 price mezze (appetizers) and drink specials (all listed below).

Not only is the mezze 1/2 price all night for 35up members but, according to Goyot, the mezze happen to be Taverna Plaka?s best dishes. Enjoy the skordalia, the red pepper spread with pita points, and the hummus. For the latter, you?ll be handed a bowl of garbanzo beans and a mortar to mash the bowl?s contents yourself to the desired consistency. They have the ever so popular spreads such as tzatziki, hummus, eggplant spread, and htipiti (the feta and roasted red bell pepper spread). There are the traditional Greek salads such as the horiatiki salad made with cucumbers, tomatoes, onions, feta, and black kalamata olives with an oregano, olive oil and balsamic dressing. Have you ever had the famous Greek flaming cheese? You must really try this. It is so delicious. There are two choices of flaming cheese, the halloumi or the kefalograviera cheese. The servers bring it out and flame it tableside with ouzo, the traditional Greek aperatife. It really is delicious.

The following dishes are 1/2 price from 6 to close for our members (prices listed are 1/2 price)

Melitzanosalata - Eggplant Spread
Marinated and roasted eggplant spread $2.5

Tzatziki - Cucumber Spread
Yogurt, garlic, dill, cucumber spread $2.5

Ktipiti - Red Pepper Spread
Roasted red pepper and feta cheese spread $2.5

Feta ke elies - Feta & Olives
Feta and assortment of kalamata olives $3

Dolmadakia - Stuffed Grape Leaves
Stuffed with rice and herbs $2.5

Keftedes - Fried Meatballs
Fresh ground meat with basil, onion and Greek spices $3

Spanakopitakia - Spinach Pie
Fillo filled with spinach and feta cheese $2

Marinated beef, pork or chicken kabobs $3

Oxtapodi - Grilled Octopus
Grilled then drizzled with Balsamic Vinaigrette $4

Kalamarakia - Calamari
Crispy fried calamari $3.5

Garides Saganaki - Saut?ed Shrimp
Sauteed shrimp and feta in tomato confit $4

Kefalograviera Saganaki
Aged Greek sheep's milk cheese flamed in ouzo $4

Halloumi Saganaki
Aged cow's milk cheese flamed in ouzo $4

Drink Specials

all well drinks $5
domestic beer $3
red apple shots $3

So come join us for great food, drinks, conversation while we dance the Zorba and enjoy belly dancing and a great time with good friends. OPA

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