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Enjoy the Rich and Elegant Cuisine of the Greek Islands at Papaspiros Restaurant in Oak Park, Illino

Vegetarian Mousaka with Bechamel Sauce

Lamb Chops with Greek Potato and Rice Pilaf

Grilled Salmon Dinner with Sauteed Spinach

Sakanaki Flaming Cheese Papaspiros Restaurant

World Cuisine Today July 20, 2017

In Oak Park, Illinois about thirty minutes from downtown Chicago, is a restaurant that directly competes with the Greek restaurants in the famous Greektown strip downtown. Papaspiros Restaurant 728 Lake Street Oak Park IL (708) 358-1700 has been in business for twenty years.

Locally owned and operated, Papaspiros has strived to bring the the best of the cuisine of the Greek Islands to the downtown Oak Park area for decades. Their main chef has decades of experience in Greek cuisine. The menu is extensive with small plates, known in Greece as Meze, traditional classics, grilled entrees, healthy seafood, vegetarian main courses and desserts.

Some of their most popular items are the Saganaki cheese appetizer, a Chicago classic which is a mild and creamy salted Kefalograviera cheese grilled and broiled to bubbling perfection doused with brandy ignited and subdued with a twist of lemon juice. Some like to have the cheese on it's own, but it is also excellent smothered on the Greek bread brought fresh to every table. Other top selections are the Lamb Chop Dinner with choices of Greek potato, rice pilaf and simmered vegetables of the day. On the seafood menu the Sea Bass with Lemon Dipping Sauce is popular as is the Greek Broiled Salmon Steak with Sauteed Spinach. Popular vegetarian options are the Spanakopita Spinach Herb and Cheese Pie Dinner, and the Vegetarian Mousaka which is layered scalloped potato, vegetables, fresh tomato sauce, herbs and spices with a topping of Bechamel cream sauce baked to bubbling deliciousness.

The friendly and professional waitstaff help the patrons plan their meal, whether it be multi course or a quick snack. Papaspiros has also an extensive and refreshing luncheon menu including fresh salads with additions such as Calamari, Salmon, Chicken and Gyros. They also boast a large sandwich menu vegetarian and meat. Iced tea is fresh, and they have a full service bar as well.

One of the beautiful features of the restaurant as well is their Sunday brunch. They have many classic selections from the Greek Islands such as hand made Loukaniko Greek sausage, Kagianas Greek Scrambled Eggs with creamy feta, extra virgin olive oil, fresh tomato, onion and spices and Baklava or Yogurt with Honey and Nuts for dessert. They also have classic American options like omelettes, benedicts, skillets, hash browns, French toast, steel cut oatmeal, Lox plates, fruit, non-dairy milks and more.

Papaspiros Restaurant also has live entertainment every Sunday evening from 6:30 pm to 9:30 pm from Simply Kathleen and The Casey Myles Trio. They specialize in the music from the oldies to today and take requests. Have a soothing end to your weekend with this talented set of performers.

The next time you are in the Chicago area, be sure to plan ahead and make a stop to this special as well as high quality Greek restaurant.

World Cuisine Today July 20, 2017

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