We ate at a restaurant called Stella's in Lexington. It is near the Cracker Barrel & Applebees...they have Mediterranean and American foods. Allot of Greek and Italian dishes. YUM!
Hannahlynne (my 4 year old) had a cheeseburger, The Daddy Person had Italian , and I had Greek. We did have 1 fight though, The Daddy Person snatched one of my Dolmades (stuffed grape leaves) and took a bite (he gave me the other half back because he knows he is taking his life in his hands)....then Hannahlynne said she wanted to touch one.....the little &$^#@% snatched it and took a BIG HONKEN BITE....she snatched it FAST then wanted MORE! Now I LOVE my Dolmades so the fight was ON! I then had to stand guard over my food! I will share my pita, salad, souvlaki, spanakopita, sautéed spinach, ... But DON'T TOUCH MY GRAPE LEAVES! LOL
Oh yes, they pit their olives! For anyone that is used to eating Greek food you know the olives usually have their pits, not here. That was nice.
The owner is 200% GREEK! He used to live in Astoria, which is the part of Queens (New York) where all the Greeks live. He has a REAL thick Greek accent and is as nice as can be! He said being that this is only his 2nd or 3rd week open he has not completed the menu the way he really wants it....I agreed they NEED Keftethes and Pastitsio! LOL He kept saying, "give us time LOL". The prices are reasonable, roughly $8.00 and you get allot of food, I had NO room for dessert, which looked sooooooooo goooooood, and brought quite a bit home. The kids entrées are around $3.00 or $4.00 and come with a drink and ice cream. They get to choose the flavor, either strawberry, chocolate, or vanilla and a topping like sprinkles, oreos, m & m, ... and it is not this pathetic 1/4 scoop that kid's usually get free with their meal, it is a full serving in a regular sized ice cream dish (one of the taller ones).
The wait staff are very very friendly, the whole vibe of the place was very welcoming.
They even offered to change or turn down the music when my eyes started leaking and I snotted up, no I wanted to hear it even though I bawled like a baby but that's another story. (it was The Backstreet Boys, the song was Show Me The Meaning Of Being Lonely ~ my late daughter LOVED them and the lyrics to the song,.... well it just fits. A person who's partner died wrote the song about how they felt when the person died and things like that)
Anyway for this area Stella's is a GREAT place to eat! (I don't mean that in a bad way, I have just traveled allot in the past and had the REAL DEAL in allot of different foods.)
I will be eating here quite a bit now!
11 Plaza Parkway
Lexington, NC 27292