The GReKo Family: Tony

Tony Darsinos

Greek Name: Antonis Darsinos

Family Tree: Angelo’s son. Kathy’s brother. Bill & Sam’s cousin.

Hometown: Nashville, TN

Lived in Greece: 3 years, as a child

Speaks Greek: Once a year. Or when we want to say something in private.

Restaurant: Gondola House Pizza in Hermitage

Greeks Against Feta Cheese: Founder

 

What makes GReKo Street Food different from other Greek restaurants?

The menu will be the main difference - it’s much simpler than what most other Greek restaurants serve here in the US. Our menu will be simple, sticking to meats, pita wraps, salads and a few side items for the most part--plus wine and beer, of course. We’re using high-quality ingredients to make simple, fresh foods so we want to emphasize that instead of overcrowding the menu with what people think they should find. Plus, we think they’ll really like what they find here!

Why East Nashville?

For a first location, it’s a perfect spot because there’s a lot of action and a lot of young people living there who we think will be more open to new and different food. It’s also a little more current, a little more edgy than other parts of town. And you know, we want to stay away from the cliche Greek look, and have a more urban and casual vibe, which we feel like is already present in East Nashville. Again, we’re serving Greek street food, you know? So we’re not trying to be really fancy. Just good, fresh food.