Food & Drink
100 Very Best Restaurants 2013: Cava Mezze
By Todd Kliman, Ann Limpert, Jessica Voelker, Cynthia Hacinli | February 19, 2013
Casual-rustic digs, clever takes on Greek mezze, and gentle prices make these eateries among the buzziest around. Sometimes the kitchen takes liberties with tradition—gyros, for example, are fashioned into sliders—but it’s usually to the good, and chef Dimitri Moshovitis understands that a bit of innovation goes a long way. And though it might seem there’s little reason to stray from the small plates, a whole branzino crisscrossed with char marks convinced us otherwise.
Don’t miss: Feta with jalapeños; zucchini fritters; taramasalata;pork mini-pitas; lamb sliders; Opa Opa Shrimp; Cava Fries with feta and kefalograviera cheese.
Best Dishes Spicy lamb sliders; watermelon salad with feta and mint; pork souvlaki; meatballs in tomato sauce; avgolemono soup; “disco fries”; Greek yogurt with honey and walnuts; loukoumades (Greek doughnuts).