Greek Name: Stamatios Darsinos
Family Tree: Angelo’s nephew. Bill’s younger brother. Tony & Kathy’s cousin.
Hometown: Nashville, TN
Lived in Greece: 4.5 years, as a child
Speaks Greek: Literally, never.
Restaurant: Darfons in Donelson
Greeks Against Feta Cheese: Active Member.
SO YOU ALL HAVE RESTAURANTS OF YOUR OWN...WHY COME TOGETHER NOW?
We’ve been talking about this type of food for a decade, probably. We’re all in the restaurant business, we grew up in the restaurant business, we know the business, and then of course we’re Greek. It’s hard to believe that Nashville doesn’t yet have a good Greek restaurant that’s run by Greeks! So we feel like we need to do this; it’s a niche that needs to be filled.
HOW WILL GREKO BE SIMILAR TO THE TAVERNAS IN GREECE?
In Greek tavernas -- which is a typical restaurant style there -- you all sit outside together and order a bunch of food to share. It’s not like everyone orders something for his or herself; it’s more like we’ll get a couple pounds of lamb and maybe a pound of fish, some tzatziki, some pita and a salad or two. And then we all just pass it around. We want GReKo to be the same: order a bunch of stuff with your group, go and sit down at the table and then pass and share everything. It’s all really casual but fun.