Corned Beef and Cabbage, Greek-style

Tony Sampas sent along the following note to accompany the above picture:

Paul Marion and I had lunch a the Olympia (“The Greeks”) so that we could see the spire of St Patrick’s Church while we dined. I started to tell the waiter it was too bad that they didn’t have cornedbeef and cabbage when he whipped open the menu. Those are the hands of the poet in the top of the frame.

The menu reads “St Patrick’s Day Special – Dine-In or Take-out — Corned Beef served with cabbage, potatoes and carrots —- $10.

Tony doesn’t specify whether the corned beef was red or gray; gray is my favorite

10 Responses to Corned Beef and Cabbage, Greek-style

  1. Tony Sampas says:

    @ Dick. the corned beef was gray until it got slathered with mustard. It was the first time I’d ever used that particular condiment at the Greeks..

  2. Jen M says:

    I love this photo. I guess it really is true everyone is Irish on St. Patrick’s Day.

  3. Marie says:

    We paid $10.95 for dorned beef & cabbage dinner at the River Road Cafe last night. yes, there was a bit of a Greek twist to our dinner – it was delicious.

  4. Tony Sampas says:

    10 bucks for Corned Beef and Cabbage but Paul “Frenchy” Marion paid. It was more food than I could eat and I am having the leftovers for lunch.

  5. Steve says:

    I’ve been known in my younger bar-hopping years to end up on March 17th at
    The Athenian Corner, just to escape the madness of “my people.” A couple of years ago a friend and I played some Irish tunes on the little stage there. I don’t know if the Greek crowd really enjoyed it, but they were extremely polite, especially the old guy who plays the violin there, who is a fantastic musician.

    Reminds me (also) that one night I was at a Greek party at a function hall I won’t name so as not to get them in trouble. An old Greek friend said to me, “What do you notice about the Greek party that is different from an Irish party?” I looked around. “No cop.”
    “That’s right my friend, you see we Greeks are civilized. We don’t need a policeman to keep us in order.”

  6. Barbara Bond says:

    There are so many restaurants in the Greater Lowell area that serve a great corned beef dinner on St. Patrick’s Day that it’s impossible to try them all!! Wouldn’t it be nice if they had a Corned Beef & Cabbage Feast-a-Thon the week before the big day where you could try everyone’s!!

  7. Renee Aste says:

    I’m not Irish neither is my husband. He grew up with it on Saint Patrick’s Day I didn’t. I reluctantly make it, only to enjoy corn beef hash the next day. One thing I didn’t know is that corn beef and cabbage is an Irish-American dish, not a native Irish dish. Humorously tourist go to Ireland and request it. Rather the Irish eat cabbage and bacon (ham), which is something my mother made all the time.