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Panos Kleftiko

We had dinner at Panos Kleftiko last night. It's the best Greek restaurant in Seattle, I swear. I've become a little obsessive about photographing my food lately because I'm having so much fun blogging about food. I don't want to turn my blog into a food blog exclusively but I am really enjoying building this catalog of food photos and write ups (not to mention expanding my recipe page). Anyway, last night I was writing down the items we were ordering on my Palm (to be sure I got my spellings right) while Chris ordered from the waitress. I think I freaked her out a bit because in the middle of taking our order she blurted out, "Why are you writing things down?" I was caught off guard as no one has ever questioned me about writing down what I'm eating or photographing my food before (though I have received several amused looks from people on the photographing no one has ever acted like it was sinister or suspicious or anything). Anyway, I tried to explain that I keep a food blog but I don't have any sense of whether she even knows what a blog is, let alone grasped why anyone would want to keep track of what they eat.

Anyway, her dubiousness about my activities did not stand in the way of having a nice meal. As usual, I've posted my photos to Flickr.

A couple of my favorite shots:

I love the label on this bottle of Retsina. I love the illustration of the little drinking guy with a key in his belly! What's up with that? I especially love that it's a registered trademark. I didn't get it in the photo but the top of this bottle is sealed with a bottle cap like a bottle of beer. (If white wine with a pine-resin taste doesn't appeal to you, you probably want to skip the retsina.)

These gorgeous beans were so good I woke up craving them this morning. Each one was half the size of my thumb and just delicious. I really do wish I had some right now.

Check out the heavenly slab of feta! The cheese topped off a bread salad that was so delicious I could have licked the plate. Perfectly spiced, tossed in a lemony vinaigrette, sprinkled with olives and capers. If Panos Kleftiko were open at lunch, I'd eat their bread salad every day.


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