Gythio by the Shipwreck

We asked where we should eat and they said to "the shipwreck' a family-owned taverna by the sea. And what didn't we eat? Octopus drying in the sun, homemade wine, yigandes and skewers of lamb and pork. YUM!

Anna's June Tour! June14- 29

Delphi, Day 1, Olympia Day 2, Gytheion Days 3, 4, Tolo Days 5, 6. Wi Fo spotty and poor at best; the Smatfon, Motorola Exprt, purchased JUST to make bloging and uploading photos easy is NOT. But finally we are we are sufficiently apprisedto start posting. Photos here: Gytheion, yes, view from our balcony. A sweet,1950s style hotel with illuminated plastic blocks announcing its name to the harbour: Pantheon. Here we rested three days after extensive drives from Delphi to Olympia to Gytheion covering main land Greece down to the southernmost regions of the Peloponese.

Sunday We Open For Private Events! Rachel's Bridal Shower Celebrated @ Gardens

While the Gardens is open Tuesday-Saturday, we open for private events on Sunday and Monday. On Sunday, Rachel's aunts hosted a bridal shower for her. The main feature was the Make-Your-Own-Gyros/Chicken Sandwich and yummy salads and dessert.

First & Last Before We Leave

Anna's June Tour met for the first time as the complete group one last time before leaving for !5 days in Greece. We agreed to keep our HomePage updated during our trip so everyone can vicariously enjoy our progress.

St Anthony Falls Lab Annual Electrical Engineers' Picnic

The threat of rain drove the picnic inside the rambling, generous space of the St Anthony Falls Lab, but the 300 guests were treated to some heart and soul warming food and drink as they strolled along gangplanks and up and down industrial stairways.

Symposia. A Series VIII! Wed, May 25 with Guest Presenter, Brett Olson

Brett Olson is a co-founder and Creative Director for Renewing the Countryside, President of Green Routes, and hosts Local Food Hero radio. Brett began working in a boutique design studio in Minneapolis in 1989. Soon after he entered a business partnership based in desktop computer programming, marketing and design. And by 1990 he had opened his own marketing, advertising and brand development studio. Creating communications and branding strategies for companies from “mom-and-pop” neighborhood businesses to packaging and other printed collateral for well-known national brands.

Eggplant is BACK!!!Just a bit More Than Double the Price & We're Cranking Out Mousakas and Melitzana

Yes, Spring is in the least in Mexico...

ΖΗΤΟ Η ΕΛΛΑΣ!!! Long Live our Stumbling Patrida!!! Greek Independence Day, March 35, 1821

Celebrate with us! Tonight, March 25 from 6 until 9 or so until the 'Kefi" runs its course! The Greek Dancers of Minnesota will join us again to regal us with four suites of dances in authentic and antique costumes from the regions which inspired them. Your dining experience will be enhanced by the foods of those same regions: The Aegean Islands, Thessaly/Epiros, Thraki/Macedonia, Crete. The wine will flow! Limited seating 50. $30/pp. up to 18 walk-ins allowed. Want to learn to dance? We will show you and you'll be all set for your next Big Fat Greek Wedding!

Symposia. A Series VII, Wed, April 27 at 6pm

In the Spring the spirit waxes and POETRY blossoms! Poetry is our theme for the seventh Symposia. A Series and our guest presenter will be Mary Jo Thompson, a career public grade school teacher who, for over two decades has allowed her other passion to blossom. Her poems have been published, or will be, in multiple journals such as: the Beloit Poetry, Journal, Indiana Review, Carolina Quarterly, Great River Review, Minnesota Poetry Calendar, Poetry Motel, North Coast Review, Sow’s Ear Poetry Review and Minnesota Monthly.

Symposia. A Series VI. Gala Celebrate Greek Independence with a Gala Fundraiser for Daily Planet

A wonderful, full event. The Gardens of Salonica would like to thank the Greek Dancers of Minnesota, Niki Stavrou, Singer, of Victor's 1959 Cafe, and iDream TV for their generous contributions that made this an exceptionally wonderful event.