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Wednesday, October 10, 2007

Gobs of Greek food

Guess what?! More Mythos!
Here's a brief version of the story in tomorrow's paper:
Mythos is opening a third location in downtown Cincinnati at the former Atlanta Bread Co.
Owner George Psihountakis said his latest eatery, expected to open by the end of November, is something Cincinnati needs more of – a “middle class restaurant, not four stars and five stars.”
At the same time he was making plans for his new restaurant, Psihountakis recently closed the Mythos at 136 E. Saratoga St. in Newport. Saturday Oct. 6 was its last day of operation, Psihountakis said.
The owner was so nice and talkative today, and he kept saying how sad he was to leave the customers there. He sold his lease to the Holiday House Liquor Store next door. .
The new site, at 100 E. Fourth St., has a capacity for 377, with a party room that can accommodate up to 300, Psihountakis said.
He wants to open by Nov. 15.
Mythos’ other downtown locations are less than a five-minute walk from the new restaurant and focus on gyros and Greek salad. But Psihountakis said the new restaurant will set the record straight about his native cuisine.
“It’s going to be a different menu,” he said, adding that he has “surprises” planned.
The first Mythos opened at 650 Walnut St. in 2004. The location at 410 Vine St. opened this summer. That site offered free gyros and drinks there one afternoon, and the line was out the door and down the street!
Psihountakis wants to repeat that promotion at the Fourth Street.
Also on the horizon for Psihountakis is a fourth site, in the Chiquita Building at 250 E. Fifth St. That restaurant, which is expected to open in spring of 2008, will seat 65 to 70 people.
“I’m going to expand and expand,” Psihountakis said.

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at 5:05 PM Anonymous nicejewishgirl said...

That's exciting. I love that place. Though I would argue with him that Cincinnati doesn't exactly abound with 4 and 5 star restaurants. If anything there are too many "middle class" (his words) restaurants.

at 1:53 PM Anonymous Anonymous said...

I am so sad that they left Newport! Does anyone know if they have evening hours or is he switching his focus to the lunch crowd? It's strange that he's decided to put all four restaurants downtown.

at 4:37 PM Blogger Stepf said...

He'll have dinner hours eventually. Sorry, I omitted that. At first, it will be breakfast and dinner.

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