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No Blues for Ouzo Blue

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They're dancing on the tables in Palm Beach Gardens -- literally -- with the debut of Palm Beach County's second Ouzo Blue. The first Blue set up in Lake Worth in January, bringing Greek faves from dolmades and spanakopita to moussaka and lamb kebabs, plus lots of table dancing, belly shaking and napkin throwing to the city's renascent downtown. (To see what restaurant critic Gail Shepherd had to say about it, click here.)

The concept was so successful that partners George Kirkos, Peter Kushta and Jim Marcil took over the former Metronome in PGA Commons and did the same thing there. The trio "almost gutted the place," Kirkos says, doing it up in traditional blue and white, with nightly belly dancing, three bars, a giant outdoor patio and seating for 320. In fact, Kirkos & Co. are so pleased with the result they're looking at doing a third location somewhere in South Dade.

That's their secret for opening new restaurants when most local restaurateurs are ready to shave their heads, move to India and join an ashram?  "Our price point is very reasonable," Kirkos says. "We're not just a place to go out and have dinner, we provide the entertainment too."

Can I get an, "Opa!"?


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