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Thursday, August 16, 2007


Yesterday, my lunch buddies and I had a bit of a hard time deciding where to go. We were going to try Mythos, the Greek place that opened across from the Starbucks downtown. (I think it's next to the Westin, but I'm awful with directions/street names.) The line was out the door and down the street. We didn't feel like waiting in the heat, even though the woman at the end of the line said she'd watched it move quickly while she sat at Starbucks.
I love falafel, so I was little disappointed. I hope to try Mythos some time soon.
Has anyone been there? How's the food? And for those of you who don't work downtown, where do you go for lunch?
Enquirer file photo of Mythos' vegetarian platter

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at 2:14 PM Anonymous TJ Jackson said...

For a good falafel (and related items) go to Jordan Valley on 4th near Elm, or to Marrakesh Cafe on Elm near 8th

at 3:23 PM Blogger Cin Twin1 said...

You might have just picked the wrong day to try Mythos.....yesterday they were having a promotional event with Q102 where they were handing out free gyros and diet pepsi from 11:30AM-2PM. I love the fact as a downtown resident we are continuing to see more new places BUT my complaint about Mythos is it is not open on Saturday or Sunday. I can't enjoy these new places if I work in Forest Park!

I bring my lunch to work everyday except for Friday. Friday is a "Panera Lunch." A group of us usually go for a salad and as a treat get something from the bakery. If you haven't done so yet, you can fill out a postcard found at the Panera locations that gives them your email address, and they will send you monthly coupons.

at 5:02 PM Blogger Stepf said...

Oooh, sweet! I'll have to sign up. I wondered why the line was so long. People generally don't like to wait at lunch. :)

at 7:22 AM Anonymous nicejewishgirl said...

There is a great little Greek place across from Newport-on-the Levy. It may even be another Mythos, but it's very good and has a drive through. For lunch I frequently go to the Bonbonerie's Tea Room, Myra's in Clifton, Rema's in Covington, or (seriously) The Anchor Grill. Don't forget: They doze, but they never close!

at 8:03 AM Blogger Stepf said...

I live in Covington, and I've never been to Anchor Grill. My friends say it's a rite of passage. Planning a big night out for the boyfriend's birthday on Saturday, so maybe we'll head there for after-bar noshes.

at 8:32 AM Anonymous nicejewishgirl said...

I live in Covington too. To get the full "Anchor Experience" I recommend going as late as possible, preferably just as the bars are letting out. There is a strange cast of characters- including a guy named "Mr. Spoons"-that will keep you entertained. Oh, and there is absolutely no way that you can eat healthily at The Anchor, so don't even bother trying.

at 3:37 PM Blogger ShannanB said...

That is a Mythos is Newport, by the Levee. I am not quite sure when it happened but that place has "blown up" at lunch time. If you like hummus they have the BEST hummus plate.

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