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Greeks in Birmingham

I just discovered a fantastic section on southernfoodways.com about Greeks in Birmingham. If you've lived in Birmingham long, you'll know that the Greek immigrants to Birmingham have been a major part of the city's restaurant scene since the early 1900s. It's a few years old, but there are transcripts of interviews with Gus Kourtoulakis of Pete's Famous Hot Dogs, Jimmy Koikos of The Bright Star, George Sarris of The Fish Market, John Calamas (who owned the now-closed Yanni's and before that a small restaurant on Valleydale), George Sissa of Niki's Downtown, Pete and Betty Hontzas of Niki's West, Theo Hontzas of The Smoke House, and more. Check it out at http://www.southernfoodways.com/oral_history/greek/index.shtml.

Posted on Friday, June 15, 2007 at 02:25PM by Registered CommenterDeborah Lockridge in , , , | CommentsPost a Comment

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