Gilroy Today 2011 06 Summer - Page 43

Tasso ’ s Old House Restaurant • 383 First Street A Gilroy landmark and local favorite since 1993 , owners Tasso and Maria Perakis greet patrons with a robust “ good to see you ” and the service is always top notch . We particularly like their wine list and having the opportunity to taste wines that we may not otherwise order because they aren ’ t familiar . John Albaugh ( J . Chris ’ s father ) loves the Calamari Steak and orders it every time we go there .
L — Veal and Aspargus ( Baron Pinot Noir )
J — Athenian Prawns ( La Crema Chardonnay )
We both love the Prawn “ Saganaki “ appetizer .
Prawn “ Saganaki ” at Tasso ’ s Old House Restaurant
The Milias Restaurant • 7397 Monterey Street Step Back In Dine ( originally opened 1885 as a chophouse restaurant ) Gilroy ’ s newest restaurant features grilled steaks , seafood , pasta and salads . Owners Adam Sanchez and Ann Zyburra have restored much of the historical elements of the restaurant giving it a familiar , been there forever feel . We had the opportunity to sample their Grilled New York Steak served with fresh vegetables and garlic mashed potatoes . It was fantastic … can hardly wait to sample the other items on their menu . For hours : www . themiliasrestaurant . com .
Grilled New York Steak featured at The Milias Restaurant
Westside Bar & Grill • 8080 Santa Teresa Blvd . # 100 Awh ! Ye Old Stomping Grounds . Or better known of as Gilroy ’ s CHEERS . It ’ s our Wednesday Night Tennis Club ’ s meeting place . It ’ s a long story but you can usually find us at Westside around 5:30 just about every Wednesday evening . Four of us play tennis before and we usually have about 8-12 people join us for an after tennis libation . They have a great happy hour from 5-6 Monday through Thursday .
L — Ahi Tuna Appetizer ( Hann Pinot Noir or Stella Artois beer )
J — Chinese Chicken Salad ( Fernwood Chardonnay or one of Jaimie ’ s wonderful martini ’ s )
Chinese Chicken Salad at Westside Bar & Grill
Lizarran Tapas Restaurant • 7400 Monterey Street What a special place ! If you haven ’ t been there , then go . We were so happy when Joe and Gary Walton decided to make Old City Hall the home for their Spanish Tapas restaurant . The building alone is worth a visit but the food and the friendly wait staff make every visit special . There is an exotic variety of tastes available in the pintxos , tapas , paella and dinners . And , don ’ t forget the desserts .
L — Pechuga de Pollo a La Parilla ( Grilled chicken breast served with fried potatoes and green beans ) ( Rioja Antaño Crianza 2007 )
J — Salmón a la Plancha ( Grilled salmon served with sautéed bell peppers and onions ) ( Sangria )
Salmón a la Plancha at Lizarran Tapas Restaurant
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