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Recession Obsession: Going Greek at Papa Cristo's

Lamb + Goat Cheese Sandwich And Olives, Lots Of Olives
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A Recession Obsession is, 1) a meal so great that it sticks in your mind long after digestion's end, and, 2) plays nice with your sensitive wallet. Is there a better place than Los Angeles to eat a wide variety of amazing food that happens to be inexpensive? Probably not. We're as lucky as we are well fed. We last obsessed over Randy's Donuts, and the 24/7 El Gran Burrito in Hollywood. Today, we obsess...

Some know my friend Jimmy as Jimmy The Greek. He’s a spanakopita snob, knows the name of that building on Yanni’s album cover, and could write a guidebook on the nightclubs of Mykonos. He’s pretty damn Greek. This, Brooklyn-bred, first-generation said that the best Greek food in Los Angeles can be found at Papa Cristo’s.

Their menu features a whole lamb, slow-roasted with garlic and greek spices, for $169.95. Gasp not, the catering menu stands on the regular menu. Most dishes on the only cost about $5-$8. Not bad for Jimmy The Greek’s favorite Greco-Angeleno grub. That’s why Papa Cristo’s is LAist’s latest Recession Obsession.