By Courtney Buell
Photography by Cody Buell
Sampled: Kafteri and pork souvlaki on one of the city’s most charming outdoor patios.
Where: Aristo’s Greek Restaurant (244 S. 1300 East, Salt Lake City)
High & Low: After hitting up Aristo’s for an afternoon meal al fresco, we’re happy to report a small discovery—other than the aforementioned patio. As much as we love a hummus appetizer, you shouldn’t be afraid to steer away from this Mediterranean staple. Meet our new favorite: Kafteri. This blend of roasted red peppers, olive oil, cayenne and feta, combined to create a punchy, savory dip, is best eaten when heaped on an accompanying pita … or your spoon. Try it with spiced pork kebabs (souvlaki) and a fresh greek salad loaded with tomatoes and kalamata olives for a perfect summer meal.
How much: Kafteri and Greek salad, $6.95 each; pork souvlaki, $9.95