Nu Greek Street

What would I do to watch Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows part 2? How about waking up real early and making my way Downtown to see it a 8:30am on its opening day in North America? Thanks to NetApp, Viv and I were invited to a special early morning screening of the movie before it went live at noon. Rather than dealing with traffic and parking, we skytrained it down. As part of the special screening, we got a complimentary popcorn and beverage. I don't know about you; but a big bag of popcorn at 8:30 in the morning? Yes please! I downed the whole thing before we even got out of the previews and considered attacking Viv's popcorn until I realized that room must be saved for lunch.

After a short visit to Dressew when the movie was over, we headed back up to Granville and Georgia to try Nu Greek Street. When I approached the cart, it was like deja vu. It was the same dude from the defunct PanDa Fresh and Lully's. Nice guy. It's like he is at every food cart... Ordering was quite easy since there are only a few things on the menu (which is a good thing). Viv got Chicken Pita while I had the Lamb Pita. For the first time in who-knows-how-long, I used my Canon P&S (didn't want to bring the DSLR into the movie theatre). The 2 things that struck us immediately was the garlicky tzatzki and the wonderful soft texture of the pita. I really liked the slight char from the grill which added some contrasting texture and flavour to the pita (it was almost naan-like). The meat was almost secondary to these 2 components. That's not saying the meat didn't have flavour either, they were marinated in the usual oregano, thyme, lemon and garlic. Not bad for $6.50. One of the more solid offerings from the Downtown food carts.

The Good:
- Fair pricing
- Wonderful pita
- Tasty tzatziki

The Bad:
- Could've used more meat

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3 comments:

LotusRapper said...

This same dude ?

http://www.kambolis.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=199:nu-greek-street-cart-on-urban-rush&catid=49:kambolis-blog&Itemid=183

Phil said...

Hey Sherman,

I liked your post. It's well written, thoughtful, and balanced. I'm new to the city and like to read about its food carts before giving them a try.

Moveablefeast (http://moveablefeast.wordpress.com/)

Sherman said...

@LR Well, he is the owner for sure; but the partner is the dude who used to run Lully's and Panda Fresh.

@Phil Thanks!