What do the two restaurants that tied for Best Greek food in WNC have in common? Longevity.
Take Apollo Flame, for example, which John and Susan Poulos have run for 22 years. "He's been doing this for a long time using family recipes handed down from three generations," says Susan of her husband. "We really have a good following and loyal customers that have been supporting us for years. [John] just strives to always put out the best food, best service and best quality."
Across town, Three Brothers Restaurant has been open since way back in 1959. George Zourzoukis, one of the younger generation of owners, says that the key to success is all in the family. "We're Greek, and we make a lot of our stuff, like our spanikopita and Greek pastries, from scratch. I think that makes a big difference."
Zourzoukis says that Three Brothers originally started out as more of a diner, but that his ultimate goal is to make the menu 100-percent Greek. "I think that's one thing that Asheville lacks," he says. Whatever the case, he's very grateful for the continued patronage of the WNC community. "For all these years, we've really appreciated everyone's support and continued loyalty," he says.
— Mackensy Lunsford