From the white columned pavilions to the Greek key patterns dotting the sidewalks, you’ll have no problem knowing when you’ve reached Chicago’s storied Greektown. It’s a fantastic neighborhood to spend a family day, and what better way for everyone to discover the essence of this vibrant ethnic enclave than to sample its food? Like something straight out of a scene from My Big Fat Greek Wedding, Pegasus Restaurant and Taverna will instantly make you feel at home. Take in the brightly colored murals and tables bursting with groups of family and friends as you and the kids find your seats. Watch the little ones’ eyes go wide when they see a sizzling plate of saganaki, literally a plate of flaming cheese, head to your table. A round of giggles will erupt as you all give a hearty “Opa!” and dig into the flambéed, gooey, lemon-pepper cheese with hunks of freshly baked bread. All the standard Greek entrees are on the menu, of course, so order plates of spanakopita, moussaka, or lamb and beef gyros and pass them around the table. Go ahead and relax as the kids get a little excited. You won’t get any dirty looks, as the legendary Greek hospitality extends to every member of the family. Save room at the end your meal for an order of traditional baklava for the whole table to try, a sweet end to a magical family day.

Pegasus Restaurant and Taverna

130 S Halsted St Chicago IL 60661

(312) 226-3377

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