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Offline Jeff Winchell

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« on: March 10, 2005, 08:38:22 AM »
Since I'm going to be staying in Plakias for a whole month, I'd don't think I'd like to budget for eating at a restaurant every day and night.

Besides, I enjoy making my own food sometimes, particularly cooking for friends.

But I wonder... I'm fortunate to live in a city (Seattle) that LOVES its food (and local beers and wines). So the variety of food I can purchase in Seattle at grocery stores, the docks where the Pacific Northwest fishing fleet comes in, and local growers food stands at places like Pike Place Market is astounding.... so I wonder what it will be like to buy my own food in Plakias? I'm not expecting it to have the same options as a city of a million people... I'm just trying to get some sense of the foods I can buy in town.

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« Reply #1 on: March 10, 2005, 09:44:18 AM »
For a place of it's size, the supermarkets are good.  The butcher is fine and of course you don't have to go far to get fish.  Greek herbs and spices are excellent.  You'll enjoy cooking for yourself I'm sure.
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« Reply #2 on: March 10, 2005, 12:11:55 PM »
Alsa a good bakery and greengrocers across the road from the Alianthos Hotel

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« Reply #3 on: March 13, 2005, 11:42:08 PM »
I could spend a month eating at the souvalaki house, thats probably cheaper than cooking your self..................)

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« Reply #4 on: March 14, 2005, 02:14:34 PM »
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I could spend a month eating at the souvalaki house, thats probably cheaper than cooking your self..................)
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Where exactly is that? I remember some years ago there was a (very) small establishment selling gyros pitta on the seafront. Run by a lady I think. No Greek holiday is complete without 2 or 3 gyros pitta meals, washed down with retsina.

Mike

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« Reply #5 on: March 14, 2005, 04:06:37 PM »
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I could spend a month eating at the souvalaki house, thats probably cheaper than cooking your self..................)
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Where exactly is that? I remember some years ago there was a (very) small establishment selling gyros pitta on the seafront. Run by a lady I think. No Greek holiday is complete without 2 or 3 gyros pitta meals, washed down with retsina.

Mike
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Mike

it's a little shop, with quite a lot of take away traffic on the main road. over the bridge and it's on the first corner (just before you get to the tavernas on the edge of the beach)

there's probably about 4 or 5 tables outside it. we love it cos it's always open late when we are arriving late

gyros washed down with several mythos for me!

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« Reply #6 on: March 15, 2005, 07:12:51 AM »
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I could spend a month eating at the souvalaki house, thats probably cheaper than cooking your self..................)
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Where exactly is that? I remember some years ago there was a (very) small establishment selling gyros pitta on the seafront. Run by a lady I think. No Greek holiday is complete without 2 or 3 gyros pitta meals, washed down with retsina.

Mike
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It's [a href=\"http://www.compage.com/plakias/2003/03sep/images/PlakiasSouflaki030911-856_jpg.jpg]here[/url].
« Last Edit: July 27, 2005, 12:24:22 PM by compage »
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« Reply #7 on: March 15, 2005, 01:10:48 PM »
Thanks for the photo Compage. That's the one and it looks totally unchanged in 10 years. I don't expect I'll say that about everything in the resort though. I wonder if the owner is the same.

That's maybe 3 meals sorted for the fortnight. I always think that sampling different tavernas is one of the real pleasures of a Greek holiday.

Mike

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« Reply #8 on: March 16, 2005, 02:38:05 AM »
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But I wonder... I'm fortunate to live in a city (Seattle) that LOVES its food (and local beers and wines)[a href=\"index.php?act=findpost&pid=2909\"][{POST_SNAPBACK}][/a]

Despite all the microbreweries in and around Seattle, my favorite beer is Guinness. Is that available in Plakias, and if so, where might I find myself spending a lot of time sipping some?

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« Reply #9 on: March 16, 2005, 01:03:25 PM »
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But I wonder... I'm fortunate to live in a city (Seattle) that LOVES its food (and local beers and wines)[a href=\"index.php?act=findpost&pid=2909\"][{POST_SNAPBACK}][/a]

Despite all the microbreweries in and around Seattle, my favorite beer is Guinness. Is that available in Plakias, and if so, where might I find myself spending a lot of time sipping some?
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I don't know of any bars/restuarants in Plakias that serve Guinness but I have seen it in several supermarkets in the area, sold in cans.

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« Reply #10 on: March 16, 2005, 01:20:41 PM »
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I could spend a month eating at the souvalaki house, thats probably cheaper than cooking your self..................)
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Where exactly is that? I remember some years ago there was a (very) small establishment selling gyros pitta on the seafront. Run by a lady I think. No Greek holiday is complete without 2 or 3 gyros pitta meals, washed down with retsina.

Mike
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It's [a href=\"http://www.compage.com/plakias/images/PlakiasSouflaki030911-856_jpg.jpg]here[/url].
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Compage just saw your picture PlakiasSouvlaki 030911-856. Can you tell me if the Anna Appartments are at the end of the road beside the gyros resturant
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« Reply #11 on: March 16, 2005, 07:12:43 PM »
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I don't know of any bars/restuarants in Plakias that serve Guinness but I have seen it in several supermarkets in the area, sold in cans.
george g...
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You mean those cans with the special whatchamacallit that turn them into a draft beer like it came from a tap?

That will do nicely.
Any idea how pricey (so I can allocate sufficient funds to my Guinness budget  )

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« Reply #12 on: March 17, 2005, 08:52:17 AM »
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I don't know of any bars/restuarants in Plakias that serve Guinness but I have seen it in several supermarkets in the area, sold in cans.
george g...
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You mean those cans with the special whatchamacallit that turn them into a draft beer like it came from a tap?

That will do nicely.
Any idea how pricey (so I can allocate sufficient funds to my Guinness budget  )
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Hi Jeff
Like you I'm a big fan of Guinness, but when in Town I stick to the Mythos.
No idea about the whatchamacallit or how much it is, but I would hazard a guess that it's not cheap!
georgeg...

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« Reply #13 on: March 17, 2005, 09:27:37 AM »
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I could spend a month eating at the souvalaki house, thats probably cheaper than cooking your self..................)
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Where exactly is that? I remember some years ago there was a (very) small establishment selling gyros pitta on the seafront. Run by a lady I think. No Greek holiday is complete without 2 or 3 gyros pitta meals, washed down with retsina.

Mike
[a href=\"index.php?act=findpost&pid=2918\"][{POST_SNAPBACK}][/a]


It's [a href=\"http://www.compage.com/plakias/2003/03sep/images/PlakiasSouflaki030911-856_jpg.jpg]here[/url].
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Compage just saw your picture PlakiasSouvlaki 030911-856. Can you tell me if the Anna Appartments are at the end of the road beside the gyros resturant
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If you draw a line between the numbers 8 and 13 on [a href=\"http://www.compage.com/plakiasproperties.jpg]this[/url] map, Anna's is half way along the line.

So, yes, you could go down that road to get to it or you could go down the road past the doctor/pharmacy (D on the map) and then turn left.
« Last Edit: July 27, 2005, 12:23:00 PM by compage »
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« Reply #14 on: March 17, 2005, 01:26:12 PM »
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Like you I'm a big fan of Guinness, but when in Town I stick to the Mythos.
No idea about the whatchamacallit or how much it is, but I would hazard a guess that it's not cheap!

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I think it's called a widget and it injects nitrogen into the beer, not that that helps you find any. How much would a can be in Seattle, Jeff? My guess is that it will be a similar price in a Plakias supermarket to a UK supermarket.

I have seen the draught version in some bars in Greece so if you don't find it in Plakias (as has been reported) then if you make a visit to Rethymnon or Hania I'm sure it will be there.

The Greek beers seem to go with the ambience of the Greek Islands, even though I don't drink lager in the UK, and I think you will find they are better than US beers such as Budweiser (US version not the Czech) or Miller Light. As you mention Seattle microbreweries it may be that you are into real ale- if so all I can say is "Good Man"; give the UK a try sometime.

Why not try the local drinks such as retsina, raki, ouzo, or the excellent local red wine. Go easy on the raki and ouzo as in my opinion they have a high potential for giving a hangover!!

Whatever you end up drinking my bet is that you will enjoy it in Plakias.

Mike