Main Street Cafe and Grill: Drink Greek Wine
I don't know a lot about Greek wine, but this Makedonikus Tsantali 2002 that we had with our meal was excellent. It was a not too heavy red variety that did not overpower the salad and was very drinkable on its own.
You can, of course, also get some Ouzo, the traditional, licorice flavored Greek shot.
Main Street Cafe and Grill: Great murals by Carl
I didn't catch the guy's last name, but his first name is Carl and he's the one responsible for the beautiful murals at Main Street Cafe (call the restaurant and they'll be able to get you in touch with Carl).
He said he wanted to give the place a Greek feel without all the Greek cliches (i.e. the Acropolis, etc.). He uses some kind of paint that glows a bit at night and makes the scene look really authentic. The added touch of the lights in the window (behind the wall) is beautiful as well.
Main Street Cafe and Grill: Dance with Greek Ladies
Well, okay not all of the girls here were Greek. There were pleny of Southern Belles in the crowd, all with plenty of energy and enthusiasm for the rhythms of the Greek music. It was great to see everyone just let go and have a great time.
Main Street Cafe and Grill: Great Greek Music
I got a late start driving down from Charlotte after work and didn't get here until about 10 pm. That, however, was not a problem as the party didn't really get crankin' until around midnight (that's when most of the non-Greeks were clearing out and going home).
The band was obviously Greek and were from Charlotte (I should have hitched a ride). They were awesome!
Main Street Cafe and Grill: Come on Greek night!
From what I gathered talking with various members of the family that owns this place, they have a Greek night about once a month. A good third of the people attending will probably be Greek and you'll here "Opa!!!" being shouted over the Greek music all night long. Corny circle dancing, dancing on chairs, free flowing Ouzo and three generations of this friendly Greek family make for a fun night!
Shealy's Barbeque: Shealy's Barbeque
It has the finest barbeque buffet in the world. You sometimes find lines out the door and into the parking lot, but if you have a little patience, you will be rewarded with everything from fried catfish to a heavenly mustard based pork BBQ and coleslaw to fresh green beans with a touch of vinegar. Makes me hungry just writing about it
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