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Nicolas Nicolaides

Recent stories by Nicolas Nicolaides

Alexandria, photo by Manteau Stam
October 22, 2013

Alexandria: Princess of Egypt

By Nicolas Nicolaides
Athens -- When the aptly named Cleopatra Theodoulou opened her restaurant, Alexandria, in the downtown Mouseio district in 1999, she not only helped in the revival of a once posh neighborhood that had fallen on hard times – she also created a vibrant culinary link to her family’s cosmopolitan past. Read more
Tomas Kebab, photo by Manteau Stam
September 5, 2013

Tomas Kebab: As the Kosmos Turns

By Nicolas Nicolaides
Athens --

Editor’s note: This guest review by Nicolas Nicolaides, an Istanbul-born Greek and Ph.D. student in history who moved to Athens as a child, explores a refugee community’s past and present and finds one of Athens' best kebabs. Read more

Pandeli, photo by Manteau Stam
June 19, 2013

Pandeli: An Istanbul Classic Reborn in Exile

By Nicolas Nicolaides
Athens --

Editor’s note: We're sad to report that Pandeli is now closed. This guest review by Nicolas Nicolaides, an Istanbul-born Greek and Ph.D. student in history who moved to Athens as a child, offers a personal look at a famous Istanbul-Greek culinary landmark and its Athens outpost.

The Istanbul Greeks (aka Constantinopolitans) have some obsessions when it comes to food, and my grandma was no exception in that regard. Read more