Xristos Anesti! Greeks around the world celebrated Easter yesterday – and with this holiday comes a slew of traditional greek dishes. My childhood memories of easter are a mix of serious church time and food food food. During lent we ate specific lenten foods – no meat for the whole lent – no dairy for part of lent and during holy week we even cut out oils. If you think about this, spring time is a great time to clean out your body and give your digestive track a break. So even for the not so religious the lenten fast is a good thing. And the best part of the fast? Saturday night after midnight liturgy breaking the fast : ) It is traditional to eat a greek easter soup called magiritsa after saturday night church and then on sunday to roast a whole lamb and enjoy the greeks answer to a southern whole pig roast. (but less bbq sauce and more lemon lemon lemon) I wanted to share this event with our community so today we are offering traditional Greek Easter Soup for our global eaters.
$5 SPECIAL a cup lentil soup with one spinach pie and one cheese pie
Slow Roast Beef Brisket Smith Angus Farm beef brisket slow roasted with Screech owl tomatoes and onion served on a grilled pita with your choice of three toppings $8
Chile Shack Johns TACO SALAD! John poured his heart into cooking the beans and meat for this salad! (very cute to watch) The meat topping is Smith Angus Farm ground beef cooked with Screech Owl chiles and tomatoes. The spicy beans were cooked with Screechs chiles and tomatoes and Johns secret vegan spice blend. Served in a large flour tortilla lots of salad, tomato, onion and cheese upon request. $8 veg only $8.75 with meat
Greek Easter Soup (Magiritsa) – a traditional greek easter soup made with a rich homemade lamb broth, lamb offal, plenty of fresh lemon juice and local eggs. All the lamb comes from Lisa Duff and is halal butchered $5
RICE BOWL – our brown rice topped with your choice or any or all of the following: ($6.75 veg only $8 with meat) all our rice toppings are gluten free
- Green Chile Beef Stew Smith Angus Farm stew beef, Screech Owl hot green chiles, homemade beef broth, lots of veggies.
- Lentils Lentils, turmeric, carrots and a good dose of garlic. Add to any dish!
- Slow Roasted Beef Beef brisket roasted with Screech Owl tomatoes and onion . mmmm
- Braised Collards – Screech Owl collards cooked with Screech Owl tomato and a little carrot!
- Spicy beans – mmmm – come enjoy local green chiles, beans, onion, garlic, tomato and John’s special spice mix
SOUPS SOUPS SOUPS
Lentil Soup A soup full of carrots, garlic and turmeric $3.25
Green Chile Beef Stew our green chile stew made using homemade beef broth, Screech Owl green chiles, Smith Angus stew beef and lots of veggies ($4.75)
Greek Chicken Soup our homemade chicken broth and orzo soup finished with fresh lemon juice and local eggs ($3.75)
Joan Thompsons Delicious Cookies cookies $0.65 ea or 2 for $1
Amazing Apple Cake – Judy Hogans recipe, Okfuskee Farm grown and milled rye flour!, Judy Hogans eggs, homeland creamery butter and a good dose of walnuts, currants, raisins and golden raisins this is one of the healthiest delicious cakes around and chock full of Chatham County goodness! $2.50 slice $12 cake
Olive Oil Brownies! dark chocolate, milk chocolate and olive oil whats not to luv? ($1.50)