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

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In this episode of Dining With Denise, we take you to two restaurants that serve insanely spicy food. (Video by Jaime Green / The Wichita Eagle/June 8, 2017)
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In this episode of Dining With Denise, we take you to two restaurants that serve insanely spicy food. (Video by Jaime Green / The Wichita Eagle/June 8, 2017)

People frequently ask me where they can find a good Greek restaurant in Wichita.

They’re always disappointed when I tell them they won’t find a Greek restaurant – good or bad – here, though some restaurants have Greek-inspired dishes.

That wasn’t always true, though. For nine months in 2013, Wichita had a Greek restaurant. It was called Kosta the Greek, and its Greek-born owner, Kosta Kiosses, sold dishes that he grew up eating, like gyro, moussaka and pastichio.

This weekend, Kosta’s food will make a brief reappearance in Wichita. On Saturday and Sunday, his once-popular spinach pies, also known as spanakopita, will be among the dishes for sale at Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church, 805 N. Dellrose. The sale lasts from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and from noon to 3 p.m. Sunday.

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 three pieces), diples – a crisp 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 $3.50 a cup.

For more information about the sale or to place an advance order, call 316-992-2496.

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