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Finally: Roslindale gets a Greek restaurant

Inside Effie's Kitchen in Roslindale

Effie's Kitchen on Poplar Street, where Wapo Taco used to be, opened this weekend as the first Greek restaurant in Boston's most heavily Greek neighborhood.

With just three tables, Effie's is counting on take-out. It's starting out with a relatively small menu - and daily selection of baked Greek pastries. You walk in and hear Greek music, the people behind the counter speaking Greek and meat slowly turning on a spit.

If you want to try it (I got a chicken-souvlaki sandwich and it was good), bring cash - they don't accept credit cards yet.

Menu at Effie's Kitchen
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cheeseburgers? Pepsi?

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They do have a "Greek hamburger," but no clue what it's made with. They had three types of drinks, one of them Nesquik chocolate milk, I was so amazed by that, I didn't see what the other two were.

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Ouzo and Retsina

and yes, I'm making a stupid attempt at a joke.

Best of luck to this establishment.

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nesquik is also the standard chocolate milk at the Blue Star, maybe common supplier?

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But who still eats a blue stare, its terrible. They do have good salads at lunch, but breakfast?

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It was fine. Still, I'm looking forward to seeing what the new Derna's does.

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I ate there once for b'fast and was not impressed. Everything was so salty thus I never went back. To each his own:)

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I went in there once with my young daughter. Never got served. Never went back.

To Menino was at a table with some other pols and they were taking up all the service.

Glad to see the BS might be slipping.

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That's why we stopped going! Service is awful, we were there with my then toddler son and they would not give us our check! My poor little guy was getting antsy and they just kept on ignoring us until 20 minutes later we were finally able to get the servers attention so we could get out....nowadays we take a short car ride to the Westbury, good food, good service.

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They're fine for a walking breakfast from my house that my kids like. Sorry it wasn't up to your lofty standards. Eggs, fine, pancakes fine, etc... By all means, please go line up outside that diner in Dedham.

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What's the best breakfast in the area?

Personally I just tried Rox Diner for the first time last weekend and that was great, totally understand why there's a line now.

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Nescafe is a common Greek drink (make it into a frappe -- not the same as a frappe)... Nesquik not so much.

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Isn't the Blue Star a Greek restaurant?

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It's owned by Greeks, as is Nick's Pizza, but it's not really a Greek restaurant, is it?

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So I'm typing this at a table in the Blue Star. They do have a couple of Greek items on the menu, but most of it is basic American breakfast/lunch stuff.

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All Rosi restaurants are by default "Greek" restaurants

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That can be good or bad. Souvlaki or gyros in a pita can be pretty darn fantastic when done right. It looks too expensive to stop just for a snack though.

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Looking forward to trying this place. I usually go to Farm Grill and their sister store the Greek International Market.

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Just in time for the Greek Festival this weekend!

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Will have to stop by and see if it passes "The Greek Test"! (my wife and in-laws)

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Oh, I'm sold. I miss bougatsa like CRAZY. I hope theirs is good -- I'm pretty picky about it.

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My wife and I got the Effie's Combo -- pork gyros, chicken and beef souvlaki, bifteki (a teeny meatloaf) and loukaniko (pork sausage with some orange flavoring), accompanied by fries and pita. Also a Greek salad and some baklava. Every single thing we had was excellent, but I couldn't decide whether I liked the gyros or sausage better. Because we got there at the end of the evening, when things were slow, we also had a nice chat with Effie and family. BTW, they now do take credit cards. Very highly recommended.

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