Growing up in the Detroit area, it was pretty easy to take Greek food for granted. There is literally a Greektown in Detroit and Greek food can be found in every suburb. LA, however, is not so fortunate in this Mediterranean fare. Thus, I was pretty excited when I was invited out to the Good Greek Grill‘s new location in Hollywood for a free sampling of their food.
The first thing I noticed upon arrival was that there was a menu item called Meat Lovers. Usually such a thing is reserved for pizza, and at Good Greek Grill it could only be ordered as a platter. I was kind of hoping to get all the meats topping the Zeus Fries, but this wasn’t a bad alternative. The platter includes rice, Greek Salad, pita and choice between tzatziki or eggplant dip. I went the way of the tzatziki and swapped in some spicy feta fries in place of the Greek Salad, because, well, duh.
As for the meats, they were Pork on a Spit, Beef/Lamb Mix, Chicken Skewers and Pork Skewers. All were delicious and truly distinguishable from one another. The Beef/Lamb Mix was kind of like the gyros you expect, but packed with flavor and juiciness. I had never had Pork on a Spit like this from a Greek restaurant, but it’s essentially where the Mexican Al Pastor got the idea from. The chicken and pork skewers were beautifully seasoned a cooked perfectly. Good Greek Grill certainly knows what to do with their meats.
Better yet, the rice under the meats collected their juices and were all the better for it. The spicy feta fries were as good as I could have expected and the grilled pita went well with the tzatziki sauce (and it wasn’t overly cucumber-y).
Good Greek Grill isn’t exactly like the Greek spots I grew up going to, but the food is legitimately delicious. I can only hope that they open a spot in Pasadena next…