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Jump ahead 150 years….  

The young, beautiful, Jewish girl lies about her age to go to a wild greek dance party next door. There she meets a boy from a greek mountain village who horns in when her "date" doesn't come. They kiss at midnight...50 years pass and here they are: Andreas & Renée, a greek and a jew.  

Why a steakhouse too? This piece of the puzzle comes from Andreas’s journey to America where he became enamored with steak, coca cola - and his future wife of 50 years, Renée. He always loved and dreamed about owning a bonafide and top draw steak house -- so here it is. Merakia Greek Mountianthief spithouse and steak.

And so, Renée  runs around like a mother hen working with our hard-working team inviting guests to enjoy a true Merakian experience.  Yiasou and shalom!


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