NMH Connections: A Taste of the Mediterranean

Published on: Thursday, May 23rd, 2013 Author: eatgrk

Now open on the second floor of the Galter Pavilion, [GRK Greek Kitchen] drew a line of customers on opening day May 8 for a taste of its freshly-made, Mediterranean-inspired wraps, plates and salads. Diners can customize their meals with their choice of ingredients like rotisserie chicken, sausage and falafel… (Read More)

Red Eye Newspaper: Eat & Drink – Call Your Food: Office Orders

Published on: Friday, January 25th, 2013 Author: eatgrk

Formerly known as Med Kitchen, GRK offers a lamb and beef plate served with pita, rice or orzo, and toppings such as crumbled feta and housemade tzatziki sauce. Add a cup of Greek egg lemon soup. Call or order online at eatgrk.com

Seamless.com: Craved Restaurant Awards Finalist

Published on: Saturday, December 15th, 2012 Author: eatgrk

GRK Greek Kitchen received finalist honors as a top restaurant in Chicago in the 2012 Seamless Craved Restaurant Awards.

V103 (WVAZ-FM): GRK Greek Kitchen Event

Published on: Wednesday, November 14th, 2012 Author: eatgrk

DJs at V103 FM alerted Chicagoans to the GRK Greek Kitchen event. Free sandwiches were given out along with charitable donations to the Greater Chicago Food Depository.

The Greek Star: Lunch is served!

Published on: Sunday, August 12th, 2012 Author: eatgrk

Highlights of the [Chicago Sister Cities International] festival include food from Med Kitchen, which is representing Greece… (Read More)

Dining Out Chicago Magazine Feature

Published on: Tuesday, June 5th, 2012 Author: eatgrk

There’s nothing quite as satisfying to hold — and then devour — as a pita sandwich. Med Kitchen, a Greek restaurant that encompasses flavors from throughout the Mediterranean, knows this desire and satiates it with fresh goods served daily for lunch and dinner. The Greek pitas at Med Kitchen come loaded with fillings of your choice — including rotisserie chicken and pork, lamb and beef gyro, grilled vegetables, and homemade falafel — and are happily dressed with any number of homemade toppings (tzatziki, hummus, baba ghanoush, spicy feta, even french fries…the list goes on). The same deliciousness is also available on a plate and any of the savory ingredients listed above can be added to one of their salads, making for an immensely customizable experience. Other specialties include spinach pie, Greek yogurt with honey and nuts, and homemade rice pudding. Sister to Hub’s Restaurant in Lincoln Square — a Chicago legend since 1976 — Med Kitchen, with its industrial aesthteic and original artwork, continues a legacy of tremendous taste.

NBC 5 (WMAQ-TV), ABC 7 (WLS-TV), CBS 2 (WBBM-TV), WBBM Newsradio 780, and Univision-TV

Published on: Thursday, April 12th, 2012 Author: eatgrk

News clips of the Med Kitchen proceeds event. Med Kitchen and Hub’s Restaurant management donated proceeds to the Cabrera Family Trust Fund to help a Chicago family in need.

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NBC 5: Restaurant Goes Extra Mile For Employee

Published on: Thursday, April 5th, 2012 Author: eatgrk

Bernice Cabrera last month lost her two young children in a horrific car crash. Her new employer, Med Kitchen, held a special fundraiser to help cover the medical and memorial cost. Donations can also be made at any BMO Harris Bank to the Cabrera Family Trust Fund. (View Video)

CBS 2: Restaurant Steps Up For Mother Whose Kids Died In Crash

Published on: Thursday, April 5th, 2012 Author: eatgrk

So Med Kitchen, the restaurant where she works, held a fundraiser on Thursday. The restaurant donated its entire proceeds from the day to the Cabrera Family Trust Fund that was set up at BMO Harris Bank after the crash… (Read More)

Med Kitchen’s patio mentioned for spring/summer outdoor dining in Chicago… (Read More)

Decades of experience with Greek restaurants [were leveraged] to bring freshly prepared, authentic Mediterranean tastes to downtown. Now, based on ongoing dietary research, “Mediterranean” has become a buzzword for “healthy eating”… (Read More)

CS Chicago Social Magazine: All in the Family

Published on: Thursday, December 15th, 2011 Author: eatgrk

The differences are apparent from the moment you walk into the 80-seat spot, packed at lunchtime with on-the-go downtown diners but more relaxed during its early-to-close dinner hours. … Then there’s the food. Rather than simply stick to their Greek roots, the trio opted to encompass flavors from the entire Mediterranean region… (Read More)

Chicago Lawyer Magazine: In the Restaurant

Published on: Sunday, June 12th, 2011 Author: eatgrk

Since opening its doors in January, Med Kitchen…has efficiently served Chicago Loop lunch and dinner patrons a mixed bag of Mediterranean fare. The counter-service spot allows diners to build their own sandwiches or plates with fillers like marinated grilled chicken kabobs or Greek loukaniko, toppings like hummus or crumbled feta and sauces like tzatziki or tahini. Pair sandwiches with Greek egg-lemon or lentil soup, or save room for baklava or homemade rice pudding.

Grab a sandwich at Loop eatery Med Kitchen…

Gilt City Chicago: Why We Love This

Published on: Thursday, May 5th, 2011 Author: eatgrk

Take a culinary journey throughout the Mediterranean at Med Kitchen, the Loop’s delicious ode to the region’s flavor-packed cuisine. We’re talking hummus. Falafel. Baba ghanoush. Spit-fired rotisserie. (We could go on…)

Metromix: New Chicago Desserts

Published on: Tuesday, April 19th, 2011 Author: eatgrk

Dining editors recommend the homemade rice pudding at Med Kitchen…

Red Eye Newspaper, ChicagoTribune.com, Metromix: 2 for $20

Published on: Friday, March 25th, 2011 Author: eatgrk

Thanks to ample booth seating and a pastoral mural on the wall, [Med Kitchen is] also pleasant enough for a casual weekday dinner…

Chicago Reader: New quick-service spot in the Loop

Published on: Friday, March 11th, 2011 Author: eatgrk

This Loop lunch spot comes on like a Mediterranean Chipotle– stripped, polished, open, and efficient–and whether or not that sounds appealing at first, one has to admit the care and attention to details raise it above that level. (Read More)

Time Out Chicago Magazine: New Loop Lunch Spots

Published on: Wednesday, February 16th, 2011 Author: eatgrk

Mediterranean food — or at least the stuff served here — is pretty damn satisfying. Flaky spinach pies and shawarma sandwiches is the stuff lunch is made of here… (Read More)

DailyFrappe.com: Med Kitchen Opens in Downtown Chicago

Published on: Monday, February 7th, 2011 Author: eatgrk

Med Kitchen, is a fast and casual “modern Mediterranean eatery” at 219 W. Washington St., serving sandwiches, kabobs and gyros with spit-fired rotisserie meat…

Metromix: 8 Fresh (and Quick) Lunch Ideas

Published on: Wednesday, January 26th, 2011 Author: eatgrk

Go for: Fast-casual Medi-inspired meal…

Crain’s Chicago Business: New in Chicago – New Eateries

Published on: Tuesday, January 25th, 2011 Author: eatgrk

The Thanoukos family’s new venture, Med Kitchen, is a fast and casual “modern Mediterranean eatery”… (Read More)

Grub Street Chicago: What to Eat at Med Kitchen

Published on: Tuesday, January 18th, 2011 Author: eatgrk

At first glance, Med Kitchen can just seem like the latest entry in a crowded field. But this one is a little different… (Read More)

Thrillist: Get Greek in the Loop

Published on: Monday, January 17th, 2011 Author: eatgrk

From the family behind longtime North Side Greek diner/”You likea the juice?” staple Hub’s, MK’s a sleeker, faster-paced 80-seat Loop eatery whose concrete floors and metal rails combine with graffiti-esque murals of Mediterranean scenes… (Read More)

Metromix

Published on: Tuesday, January 11th, 2011 Author: eatgrk

The downtown business crowd can stop into this counter-service spot in the Loop – from the owner of Hub’s  in Lincoln Square – for health-focused Mediterranean fare…