Sunday, January 17, 2010

Aristo's - D'Iberville, Mississippi

3840 Promenade Parkway, Ste A
The Promenade, D’Iberville, MS
Monday thru Thursday
and Sunday • 10:30am - 9pm
Friday & Saturday • 10:30am - 10pm

By Jane Feehan

Aristo’s, a very casual place in a new shopping center, serves a variety of gyros and salads that are fresh but lacking in authentic Greek flavors.

Hummus came with piping hot pita and a couple of Greek olives – good – but was missing some much needed garlic. The wait staff tried to push cheese-covered pita with this appetizer. Huh? Gyros dressed in mayonnaise, not the typical sour cream and cucumber seem to be crafted for a Mississippian palate, not for lovers of Greek food. Maybe Aristo’s knows their market.

A word on the wait staff: far too chirpy for me – all of them. It’s uncomfortably condescending.

Aristo’s, not part of a chain, may be a welcome alternative to hamburgers, pizza and chicken sandwiches that seem to dominate the menus at The Promenade. If you’re looking for something healthy to eat, it’s here. And it’s inexpensive; the food is just not authentic. Beer served © 2010 All rights reserved.

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