Wednesday, July 16, 2008

Revising the History of Athens

Posted By on Wed, Jul 16, 2008 at 3:19 PM

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If you are one of the legions of Athens Family Restaurant fans who read this week's dining guide and thought, “What the hell, Fox? That's ancient history!” you were right.

The Scene is undergoing a major website overhaul this week, after which we no longer will we have to inscribe the paper's online content into stone tablets. The good news is that news, event listings, blogs, archived stories and everything else will be a lot easier to access. The bad news, of course, is that overhauling a website is a pain in the ass, and Athens Family Restaurant caught the brunt of it when some out-of-date material surfaced and made it into print.

Our apologies to Adel Elostta and Dina Kazakos-Elostta for this week's antiquated dining guide listing, which failed to reflect the changes they have made to their authentic Greek eatery in the last three years.

For one thing, last year, the tireless couple introduced all-night service Wednesday through Saturday. Now you can get eggs, pancakes, toast, souvlaki, sandwiches and many Greek specialties into the wee hours. Recently, Athens added a 20-seat patio on the north side of the building, bringing a rare outdoor-dining option to the Franklin Road corridor. Now you can enjoy Athens' delicious Greek-style fish with lemon and olive oil, or the recently added lamb chops char-grilled with Greek seasoning, while gazing out at the Acropolis—I mean Eighth Avenue.

We hope there won't be many more mistakes during the conversion, but please let us know if you catch some. We're happy to set the record straight.

Located at 2526 Franklin Pike, Athens Family Restaurant is open 7 a.m. to 8 p.m Monday and Tuesday, all night Wednesday through Saturday, and until 2 p.m. Sunday.


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