May 26, 2002
Normally I prefer all lamb gyros, but this cafe uses a mixture of Chicago beef(90%)and lamb(10%). I really like their gyros, so it must be the quality of the meat used that is the reason I like them. Their pastitsio(a Greek version of lasagna)is also excellent, though perhaps a bit too hearty a selection on a summer's day when a spinach pie seems lighter and more refreshing.
This cafe is family-friendly as are most of the eating places in the Village,and kids will usually like gyros if their size is not too overwhelming. Healthy Greek food can be complimented by a tsatsiki salad preceding your entree if you're really hungry from all that walking and shopping. On a warm summer day I find the combo of cucumber and yoghurt particularly refreshing. The Greek Islands is open daily for lunch and dinner and is a good economic choice that will help you re-fuel in a wholesome and delicious way. And Baklava is very rich,but you can indulge if you order one portion to split and share(rationalize a ration of yummy dessert -their baklava is super.)
From journal San Diego-Special Summers