Mythos Grecian Grill: The real deal
So I went to Mythos Grecian Grill for lunch today (that's the one at 100 E. Fourth St., as opposed to the two smaller Mythos Express locations downtown) and I couldn't get over how crowded it was. My friend and I got there just before noon and there was already a line almost the door and only a few empty tables. I guess other people who work on and around Fourth Street downtown are just as sick of the Tower Place Mall food court, Bruegger's, etc. as we are. At one point they formed a second line for people who were only ordering gyros and paying cash or something like that. Anyway, the line moved quickly with the help of a guy who I'm guessing was one of the owners, who was offering menus to people waiting. I got the hummus pita, which was deliciously overstuffed with hummus, cucumbers, tomatoes, lettuce and a hard boiled egg in a big soft pita, and equally good fries (I shunned the healthier side choices of rice, soup or Greek salad). Fortunately, there's plenty of seating in that space and it looks like Mythos won't have any problem filling it up, while the Atlanta Bread Company never seemed so busy the few times I went in there. Mythos appears to be trying to become the Skyline of Greek food in Cincinnati; a 65 to 70-seat restaurant in the Chiquita Center is supposed to open next spring in addition to the three existing downtown locations. I guess you should never be too far from a good gyro.