I've had another weekend of eating out (no complaints--it's just unusual for me to be out on Fri and Sat and Sun)... Last night I hit Apella with 3 friends who hadn't been there yet, and they absolutely loved it. We ate and ate well; stuck mostly with mezze so we could get a variety. They turned to me for recommendations, so after diving in to the bread, we all shared:
Loukanikos (sausage--a DO NOT MISS, imo)
Halloumi (with a yummy fig spread)
Meatballs w Greek yogurt
Garides Santorini (Sautéed Shrimp with Organic Tomatoes, Garlic, Herbs, Olive Oil & Feta Cheese)
Prassini Salad, which is a giant bowl full of Romaine lettuce, fresh dill, scallions, capers, and Feta dressing
If there was one 'disappointment' it was the shrimp dish, which I had never had; just too plain for me, but it certainly wasn't bad by any means. The Prassini salad was new to me, and we ordered it because my friends were raving about the version at The Greek Spot, where's it's known as the Green Salad. I really enjoyed it (I love fresh dill) but they said the GSpot's is even better.
Everything was delicious at Apella and it's BYO to boot (unless you want to buy the CA wine-Domenico-which they're now selling). The tab for the four of us was $90 before tip; definitely a terrific value.
This post shouldn't prevent you from joining us at Stamna, however... lunch on 2/25! Look for that post to get bumped up again soon.