Dining With Denise Neil

Fans of once-popular Wichita Greek restaurant can get another taste

Kosta the Greek has been gone since 2013, but its former fans can get some of its food in a couple of weeks.
Kosta the Greek has been gone since 2013, but its former fans can get some of its food in a couple of weeks.

For a short time in 2013, Wichita had a Greek restaurant.

It lasted only about nine months.

But in a couple of weeks, those who were fans of the food at Kosta the Greek, which operated from February to November of 2013 at 2308 S. Meridian, can get a taste of its food again.

Former Kosta the Greek owner Kosta Kiosses has prepared his once-popular spinach pies, also known as spanakopita, for a food sale at his church set for Saturday, Sept. 24. The sale will be at Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church, 805 N. Dellrose, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

In addition to the spinach pies, Kiosses also will prepare galaktoboureko, which is a dessert that features custard baked into filo and topped with syrup.

The spinach pies (which also come in cheese flavor) and the galaktoboureko are all $5 apeice.

Other members of the church will be preparing more Greek desserts, including baklava ($6 for four pieces), thiples – a crsip pastry coated with honey, cinnamon and ground walnuts – for $2 apiece, and koulourakia, which are braided butter cookies, for $6 for six. They’ll also sell a frappe, a cold Greek coffee, for $2 a cup.

After the restaurant closed, Kiosses went to work as a cook in the new Kansas Star Casino, he said. Then, about two years ago, he took a job at Spirit.

“But I still love cooking and do it at home daily,” he said.

For more information bout the sale or to place an advance order, call 316-681-1165.

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