George's family-owned restaurant has been a staple in the downtown Kirkland culture for 35 years this August. Congratulations!! Many customers and their subsequent generations have been committed to the delicious food and comfortable friendly atmosphere since George Mangouras and his wife opened it back in 1976. Other customers are new to the family and love it just the same. And so they CELEBRATE! Starting this week thru the month of August there will be $3.50 drink specials and food specials too. Get ready for a heartfelt evening on August 27the from 7pm-close where there will be Greek music, door prizes, speeches from the Mangouras family and a special time to recognize the customers who have been part of 'the family' since the beginning.
Speaking of family- look at that photo of theirs- isn't that amazing? What must Thanksgivings be like at their house? Many family members work at the restaurant from the cooks to the floor manager to the teenagers busing the tables. George's is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner and is completed with a full bar. The most popular breakfast is Eggs Karkinagri (the name of George's home village)- an english muffin embedded with gyro meat, tomatoes, poached eggs, hollandaise sauce and feta cheese. Faves for lunch and dinner include greek salad +chicken lemon rice soup and lasagna. It is not unusual to see Froni, George's wife, visiting with customers at their tables. On an aside, we threw Steve a little surprise birthday brunch at George's a few weeks ago and it was a perfect setting for a casual gathering of friends w/kids. It's like an episode of Cheers but with breakfast- warm, familiar, authentic.
Although George is gone now, his son Pete Mangouras and Pete's childhood friend, Derek McKenzie, (now co-owners) keep the tradition of family friendly service a top priority. Not only are many of the recipes originals from Froni's family, a lot of them are named after family members such as "Athina's omelet," "Froni's muffin," "Johnny's Muffin," or "MacK's Chicken Fried Steak Burger." Keep an eye out for menu items marked with a "G" which indicate that they were George's favorite.
George's will be launching a new retail line of T-shirts and hats so you never have to feel like you are gone for long. With each purchase, customers will receive a commemorative 35th anniversary key-chain. If you're a fan of George's ("like" them here) please feel welcome to join in the moment of savoring the past and embracing the future at this local Kirkland gem. Aug 27 @7pm to close, 108 Lake Ave, 425-827-6622