Newswire: The Chicago restaurant that invented flaming saganaki has closed

After 48 years of lighting sizzling plates of cheese afire, the Chicago restaurant generally regarded as the first to serve flaming saganaki has closed. The Parthenon, in the city’s Greektown neighborhood, shuttered without fanfare after Monday’s service. A half century ago, many of Chicago’s restaurants were owned by Greeks, but despite this fact few were actually serving Greek food. Eventually, a three-block stretch of Halsted Street on the city’s Near West Side became the...

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