The people of St. Paul have spoken, and they want more pork gyros made from scratch.
It's been less than a year since The Naughty Greek opened in the former Cupcake Bakery space on Snelling Avenue, but the owner has already announced plans to open a second location.
Photos of the new space were posted on the restaurant's Facebook page Sunday, with the caption: "You’ve been talking, and we’ve been listening. You want more space, we need more space, it’s a win, win, WIN!"
The post says TNG 2.0 – aka Naughty Too – will be ready to open by the end of the year. Another photo shows the new location is on the corner of University and Raymond.
"Soon (we’re talking December soon,) you’ll be one green line ride away from our awesome new space, and some awesome new menu items. Until then, lookout for our weekly updates," the restaurant wrote.
Since its opening in November 2016, The Naughty Greek has gotten the thumbs-up from customers and critics for its traditional Athenian street food.
The menu consists of affordable, simple Greek food done really well: homemade Tzatziki, mezze platter, "heavenly" pork and chicken gyros (that also come in a family-size platter), and orange filo cake for dessert.
Owner and chef Angelo Giovanis told the Pioneer Press he needs more space and a bigger kitchen to keep up with the demand.
Giovanis grew up in Greece, the paper says, and is a purist when it comes to the ingredients he uses.
"Family recipes and heartfelt passion are the secret sauce to creating authentic Greek food. Tzatziki made from real Greek yogurt, luscious feta and sweet, dripping honey from the hills of Peloponnese make our food so good it’s almost naughty," the website says.
Find more information about The Naughty Greek here.