While I was sorting through the nominations in our Top of the Town contest, I noticed a curious entry: Zaytoon for Best Fries.
I didn’t remember seeing French fries on the menu, so I pulled up Zaytoon’s website to investigate. Sure, enough, the menu has French fries and, right below it, Greek fries. I was intrigued.
Greek as a prefix on a menu usually means good things. In most cases, it means olives and feta cheese and, if you’re lucky, lamb or house-made gyro meat. Greek omelet? I’m in. Greek pizza? Yes please. Greek burger? Get in my belly.
In the case of Zaytoon’s Greek fries, a pile of French fries is topped with vinaigrette dressing and plenty of black olives and feta.
No meat, unfortunately, but it’s a forgivable omission. This is a hefty plate that’s perfect for sharing. You probably shouldn’t eat the whole thing yourself. (Reader, I did.) But you could add some lentil soup and some grape leaves and you’d have a pretty decent sampler for you and a friend.
Zaytoon Lansing 11 a.m.-8 p.m. Monday- Thursday; 11 a.m.-9 p.m. Friday-Saturday; closed Sunday 940 Elmwood Drive, Lansing (517) 203-5728, zaytoonlansing.com
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