12 Days of Giveaways, Brunch, Free, Restaurants Dec 10, 2010 12 Days of Giveaways, Day 5: Ovelia Today is the 5th day of We Heart Astoria’s 12 Days of Giveaways. We hope you’re enjoying all the fun local prizes (it certainly seems so). To keep the momentum (…) Share this Scoop by Judith Rich total shares! Twitter Facebook Email Print Today is the 5th day of We Heart Astoria’s 12 Days of Giveaways. We hope you’re enjoying all the fun local prizes (it certainly seems so). To keep the momentum (…) by Judith Rich Share this Scoop total shares! Twitter Facebook Email Print Related scoops 12 Days of Giveaways: Day 2 Winner 12 Days of Giveaways, Day 2: The Chocolate Swirl Today is the 5th day of We Heart Astoria’s 12 Days of Giveaways. We hope you’re enjoying all the fun local prizes (it certainly seems so). To keep the momentum going and help you get ready for the weekend, the 5th prize comes from another one of our restaurant favorites, Ovelia. What do we heart about Ovelia? There are so many things, including their modern yet warm and friendly atmosphere. It’s great all year around and in the summer, you’ll notice all the open windows and tons of outdoor seating. People just linger around, feasting on fantastic Greek dishes that are traditional in their roots but modern in execution. Think hot and spicy Kafteri dip made of mashed feta and jalapenos, grilled halloumi cheese wrapped in roasted red pepper and prosciutto, creamy homemade mousaka and more! But aside from fantastic lunch and dinner, Ovelia delivers a superb brunch, during which the restaurant is never empty. Some of our beloved brunch favorites include Yia-Yia’s Omelette with feta and French fries inside the omelette, stuffed French toast with Greek yogurt and honey, banana whole wheat pancakes, homemade loukaniko sausage and a lot more. And to give you a taste of it all, today’s giveaway is a brunch for 4! To enter, tell us about your favorite Greek food (modern, traditional – whatever you like) in the comments portion of this post. Mine are Greek meatballs, also called keftedes that are wonderful with soft pita and tzatziki. Make sure to leave your email in the comment so we can contact you if you win this fantastic prize. You have until next Tuesday, December 14th to enter. Ovelia – 34-01 30th Avenue, Astoria Twitter Facebook Email Print 12 Days of Giveawaysastoria free stuffastoria giveawaysastoria greekastoria greek restaurantfree astoriaovelia astoriaOvelia Psistariawe heart astoria giveaways Related scoops 12 Days of Giveaways: Day 2 Winner 12 Days of Giveaways, Day 2: The Chocolate Swirl 40 Comments Tara December 14th, 2010 Fried halloumi and anything with lamb Kelly S December 14th, 2010 Homemade Spanikopita….the ultimate comfort food! Kim December 13th, 2010 I love all Greek dips…I think I could live off of hummus and pita! Heather December 13th, 2010 This is a dish we discovered while vacationing in Santorini in 2007 – feta cheese wrapped in phyllo, drizzled with honey and sesame seeds on top. It sounded really strange at first, but it is delicious! Eileen Diskin December 13th, 2010 It’s not a dish – but tzatziki is one of the greatest things offered in a Greek restaurant. It easily amps up any dish offered! Lenny December 13th, 2010 Saganaki and spanikopita… My mother was Irish but learned to make spanikopita from my grandmother before she passed away.. sooo good. michele December 13th, 2010 agnanti’s shrimp giouvetsi has to be my favorite dish on the menu… with the meatballs “from smyrna” coming in a close second. :) Colleen December 13th, 2010 Mmm, so hard to choose. But probably spanikopita. Can’t get enough feta!!! Vicki December 13th, 2010 So hard to pick a favorite, but you can’t have Greek without tzatziki so I guess that’ll have to be it. Elisabeth December 13th, 2010 Saganaki. And too many other things to list! Ali - YumVeggieBurger December 12th, 2010 anything with eggplant! Stephanie December 12th, 2010 I love the lemon potatoes, the kalamata olives, the feta cheese, I can’t chose just one thing because I love the strong, bold flavors of all Greek food- I’ve yet to have something I don’t like! Ashley Willisch December 11th, 2010 It may be a boring answer but I looooove Greek salad with mmmmm kalamata olives and delish olive oil!!! Jay December 11th, 2010 Oh that’s so easy…loukoumades! The first time I had them at Athens Cafe, I knew I had made a new best friend for life. Anthony December 10th, 2010 I love grilled octopus with a little lemon on top. Some baklava sounds good right about now too. Ashleigh December 10th, 2010 It’s not really a question of what my favorite Greek dish is, but rather a question of what do I not like? I love taramosalata because it’s a combination of creamy, salty, lemon, fishy-ness that not a lot of people appreciate. I love kafteri for combining spicy peppers with salty feta. And I really love the grilled octopus. I’ve had it at a few places in Astoria, but it really is the best in Astoria, because it has the delicious charcoal taste without an overpowering wine flavor. Did I mention that Ovelia is my favorite restaurant in Astoria? I bring ALL my out-of-town guests there! Billie December 10th, 2010 Moussaka – and Ovelia’s is the BEST i’ve had! Jenny December 10th, 2010 My favorite is saganaki! Mmm, melted cheese. Can’t go wrong. Tara December 10th, 2010 Lemon potatoes – and Ovelia is my favorite spot in Astoria! :) Douglas Hall December 10th, 2010 I love Saganaki. Flaming cheese mmmmmm. Sue December 10th, 2010 Melomakarona, the Greek honey cookie! Good anytime but especially good for the holidays. Hamberguesa December 10th, 2010 I’ve been a gyro devotee for nearly 20 years strong. Also, Greek yogurt with honey always makes me feel better! Molly McLaughlin December 10th, 2010 Pastichio is a whirlwind of flavors and spanikopita makes me drool. Brooke Kelly December 10th, 2010 I love spanakopita and baklava but honestly, I could just eat warm pita and fresh feta cheese all day and be happy. Tali December 10th, 2010 Crispy, crumbly spanokopita and a greek salad – I love feta, and kalamata olives. Karenpuppy December 10th, 2010 Pastichio, ftw! Tweets that mention 12 Days of Giveaways - Brunch for 4 at Ovelia -- Topsy.com December 10th, 2010 […] This post was mentioned on Twitter by Why Leave Astoria?! and We Heart Astoria, We Heart Astoria. We Heart Astoria said: Our 12 Days of Giveaways continue with a Brunch for 4 at Ovelia. Enter to win here: http://bit.ly/eAtuFw […] Chelsea December 10th, 2010 Saganaki, without a doubt! Kait December 10th, 2010 Galaktoboureko!! It’s so sweet!!! Jason B December 10th, 2010 I love the Kotopoulo me Mbamies – Chicken with Okra!! Laura December 10th, 2010 I LOVE Greek grilled octopus. and those garlicy lemon potatoes yum!! Diana December 10th, 2010 GALETOBOUREKO (am i writing that correctly?) oh it is so delicious… its one of my cravings now that im pregnant!! Sonya December 10th, 2010 pastichio is the best! Joy December 10th, 2010 Oh, my favorite is most definitely grilled halloumi! Melissa December 10th, 2010 Chicken souvlaki!! Ana PS December 10th, 2010 My favorite Greek food is fried saganaki with lemon juice & pita. Steph December 10th, 2010 Where do I start?? My mom’s spanokopita is at the top of the list. Specifically from Ovelia, my favorites are their tiropita toast and homemade sausage! Hailey December 10th, 2010 Ovelia’s stuffed french toast with greek yogurt and honey whip! Allison December 10th, 2010 A little lame, but I really could eat grape leaves all day. Lee December 10th, 2010 Some cold, salty taramasalata with lemon, plenty of warm bread and a cold, crisp bottle of white wine from Santorini. Comments are closed.