I settled on Jimmy the Greek (50 Rideau Street, Ottawa ) as Big Smoke Burger had both cash registers tied up trying to figure out a customer's debit card transaction.
After waiting behind one customer, I was ready to order at Jimmy the Greek with a friendly smiling young lady brimming with exuberance.
The Order: 1 Chicken Souvlaki Dinner with 1 Can of Coke.
|Jimmy The Greek Rideau Centre Dining Hall Storefront|
After finding a table to sit down within the busy Saturday lunch time mall food court scene, I took a look at my meal to be disappointed. Sure there was plenty on the plate in terms of rice, Greek Salad and potatoes, but there was just one measly skewer of chicken. You would figure with the dish being called "Chicken Souvlaki Dinner" that the "Chicken Souvlaki" would be both plentiful as it is the centre of attention. Sadly, no, just one skewer was available.
|Chicken Souvlaki Dinner|
The dish was satisfactory with the chicken being grilled but slightly on the dry side. The salad was an average in freshness but saved by the Greek Salad Dressing. The rice was just about right but nothing my wife and I couldn't master at home. The potatoes were an interesting take on Greek style potatoes with an interesting taste to them which went well coupled with the leftover tzatziki sauce from my consumption of the chicken skewer.
Overall, Jimmy the Greek isn't that special. At $11.69 for a food court meal including canned soft drink and taxes, it's over priced. If there had of been just one extra chicken skewer the price may have been reasonable. Hopefully Jimmy will pull his socks up and listen to his mother about proper Greek hospitality and not skimping on the main part of a dish.