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Restaurant Road Trip: Tazikis

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"We were so well received at the Student Union that we just thought Morgantown was ready for a fresh, healthy alternative," said Belinda Butler, the operations manager at Tazikis.

And Tazikis owners thought right. The new locale in the Suncrest Town Center in Morgantown opened its doors just before Thanksgiving; and already, it's become a local hot spot.

"We are attracting local business people," Butler said. "They come in for lunch, we have very quick ticket times; they can be in and out of here in 15 or 20 minutes."

With options like lamb gyro and chicken basil pesto, Tazikis is tantalizing customers with authentic Greek flavors.

"All of our food is healthy, fresh food," Butler said. "None of our food is ever frozen; so we have a lot of options for people who need gluten-free items, we have a lot of options for vegetarians, healthy salads with fresh meats like lamb, tilapia, shrimp."

This signature dish is called the "Friday Pasta." It's a mixture of balsamic vinaigrette with chicken and penne pasta on a bed of lettuce with diced tomatoes, feta cheese, and garnished with fresh basil.

But that's not all they're known for. They have dolmades, which are grape leaves rolled with seasoned rice and served with the signature Tazikis sauce. The Greek Lemon Chicken Soup, which just earned a spot in Morgantown Magazine's "Must Try" dishes, and the Pork Feast dinner with tomato chutney aioli, which is what people come to Tazikis for, besides the tazikis sauce.

With a nice beverage selection of beer, wine, soft drinks and teas, Tazikis is bringing a taste of the Greek island right to your table.

Tazikis started in Birmingham, Alabama, and is making its way up to the north. The next place they're planning to open is in Pittsburgh.