23 responses

  1. Niki
    March 23, 2012

    That salad looks so good! Kick booty on your 17 miler!

  2. Kiran @ KiranTarun.com
    March 23, 2012

    Mmmm.. lovely greek spread!

    Good luck on the 17 miler πŸ™‚
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  3. Alison
    March 23, 2012

    The whole meal looks so yummy!!! I absolutely love Greek food.

  4. Erin
    March 24, 2012

    I have so many fond memories of Tarpon Springs! My dad lives just outside Tampa and we always went to the beach in Tarpon. I haven’t seen potato salad on Greek salads anywhere in Chicago so maybe it’s just a Tarpon thing.
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  5. Anne
    March 24, 2012

    Aren’t those beets?

    • Meghann
      March 24, 2012

      Yep. Beets on top (another odd thing?). The potato salad is buried in the middle.

  6. Kristen @ notsodomesticated
    March 24, 2012

    Good luck with your 17!! I’m doing 10, and that sounds long right now haha. But remember, it’s 80% mental (I don’t know how I came up with 80%. But I’m guessing at least part of it HAS to be physical, right??). πŸ˜‰
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  7. Katie @ Peace Love and Oats
    March 24, 2012

    Good luck on your run! And I’ve been to two authentic Greek restaurants here in Chicago and there was nO potato on top of the Greek salad. Maybe they just developed it there, or maybe it’s a regional thing in Greece?
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  8. Katie
    March 24, 2012

    So – the potato salad in a Greek salad is something that is only done in the Tampa FL/Tarpon Springs area! All of my friends think it is bizarre to see it that way, but I’ve grown to like it! Beets on the salad are technically regional to the Detroit, MI area, but I’ve seen them on salads around here a lot so it must have traveled. Apparently (this is what I’ve heard) the potato salad thing got started by the Pappas family: they had 2 events to cater and one of them cancelled. The cancelled party had ordered potato salad. Since they didn’t know what to do with it and didn’t want it to go to waste, they put a scoop on the bottom of the Greek salads that the other party had ordered. When people raved about it, they just started making it like that all the time. I don’t know 100% if that is true, but I can kind of see that happening…

    If you ever go back to Tarpon Springs, I also suggest going to Mykonos for a meal! My family always eats there…their Chicken Mykonos (chicken breast sauteed in tomatoes, celery, herbs, and feta) is amazing! Yum. Now I need to take a trip back there soon…
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    • Danielle @ Long May You Run
      March 24, 2012

      Greek restaurants in brooksville have potato salad in them (as well as beets), and every greek salad I’ve had in Charlotte (my current hometown) has it too. I don’t think the idea is specific to the TB area…
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      • Katie
        March 24, 2012

        True, I know that other places than the Tampa Bay area could serve the salads that way, but it seems to have originated here. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Greek_salad (under Other Usage, first paragraph). If you do a search for “Greek salad with potato salad” there are also a bunch of different things that pop up, but most of them circle back to how the Pappas family started it. I’m not surprised that the idea would travel elsewhere though; the potato salad on the bottom is a really interesting and yummy touch!
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      • Meghann
        March 25, 2012

        Interesting! Thanks for sharing πŸ™‚

    • Nicole of Raspberry Stethoscope
      March 25, 2012

      Not true. Athenian gardens all put potato salad on top…in St. Pete
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  9. Cait’s Plate
    March 24, 2012

    I have made that exact same popcorn snack – it’s SOOOO good!
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  10. Lindsay @ Running the Windy City
    March 24, 2012

    Have a great run!
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  11. Erika
    March 24, 2012

    17 miles IS a long run. I would definitely need some company to make it that far! Have fun and enjoy that Baklava! Yummy!!
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  12. Ricole Runs
    March 24, 2012

    Yum, I love pastries!!! Good luck with the 17 miles tomorrow! You will dominate!

  13. MrsSwan
    March 24, 2012

    Wow, Potato salad in my greek salad would totally piss me off. I am just 2 hours north of there and no one here does that. I would not be eating there if they did LOL Greek Salad (to me) is just a combo of certain things and if you mess with those certain things then it just isn’t a greek salad anymore. More of a kitchen sink salad then.

  14. allpointswhole
    March 24, 2012

    Great job. Just saw your post on twitter that you completed it!!

  15. Natalie
    March 24, 2012

    This is a weird & random question, but what software do you use for your blogging? I remember seeing a screenshot somewhere of the program, but I can’t find it. I’d love to know more about app-based blogging vs. browser-based!
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    • Meghann
      March 25, 2012

      I use Ecto on the Mac, but if you have a PC I would suggest looking into Windows Live Writer πŸ™‚

      • Natalie
        March 25, 2012

        Thanks, Meghann! I hear about Windows Live Writer ALL the time but I’m on a Mac. I’ll have to check out Ecto. πŸ™‚
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  16. Cheryl
    March 24, 2012

    I grew up in Tarpon, and still live here – we do not consider our Greek salad a true “Greek” salad without the potato salad in the middle! YUM! Hella’s is my favorite local spot for greek salad and traditional greek pastries.

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