Going Greek: ‘Pop-up' restaurant event will transport participants

Written By: Donna B. Stinnett, The Henderson Gleaner

HENDERSON, Ky. - Ellada Hadjisavva can already see it in her imagination.

The beauty of the Greek island Mykonos with its distinctive food and décor blending with the equally distinct environment of downtown Henderson.

After Friday she won't have to leave it to her imagination.

A Greek taverna like one that might be found on Mykonos will "pop up" for one night in downtown Henderson at an event to benefit The Kyndle Education Foundation.

"Mykonos on the Ohio II" will take place in the ground floor of the Soaper Building at 145 N. Main St. (formerly Delizio's bar) at 6 p.m. on Friday.

Hadjisavva and her chef husband Doros, owners of the Acropolis Greek Cuisine & Spirits restaurant in Evansville and residents of Henderson, have "popped up" restaurants before, including last summer when "Mykonos on the Ohio" took place on the roof of the Pagoda in downtown Evansville, also as a benefit.

Kyndle President Brad Schneider was present at that event and mentioned to Hadjisavva that a "pop up" Greek restaurant in Henderson would be a welcome thing.

His words, specifically, were: "You have to bring this to Henderson."

It didn't seem like that big of a stretch to Doros and Ellada since the Acropolis has a catering arm and does events often in their hometown. In January they catered the Rotary Trivia Night at the Hugh Edward Sandefur Training Center.

The space for the latest event, which has been vacant since last August when Delizio's closed, still has its tables and a kitchen to work in.

"We love the pop-up restaurant idea," Ellada said. "I love the location and the building.

"For me, it's giving to the Henderson community," she added. "If we can open a Greek restaurant and share a little bit of our culture, it makes me happy."


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