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Sofi: Make this week Greek Week

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Greek food. Its fresh, cool Mediterranean flavors are exactly the kind of thing I crave on a hot July day. But man is it hard to find some good, authentic Greek food in LA. Sure there’s Daphne’s right by my house, but that’s about as authentic to Greek food as Baja Fresh is to Mexican. So where can one go for a fun, flavorful midsummer night’s Greek meal? The answer is simple: Sofi.

Sofi is located on W. Third, near Crescent Heights. You could easily miss it driving by because from the street the only thing visible is a black awning. But after the valet takes your car, you walk through a small passageway to find a beautiful outdoor dining patio. Lush bougainvillea plants adorn the tree-covered deck. A band playing Greek folk music serenades the patrons. People crowd the bar, and dine happily at their tables. It’s a romantic setting, great for a date but also fun for a group.

But enough about the setting, that’s more of a bonus. What you want to know about is the food. Here’s a blanket statement: the food is great. Really, really, really great. And the menu is so vast and full of tempting dishes, it’s hard to know where to start. The first time I went, we decided to just order a bunch of appetizers and split things tapas style. I highly recommend this approach for first timers, just because there are so many great things to try.

Continue to read about Sofi's delicious food after the jump!