I’m sure it’s just for legal reasons, but it warms my heart that this Mexican joint on 30th Avenue still has the word ‘Athens’ in its name. It’s been a Mexican place for a couple of years, but it came out of the closet this spring with signs in the window advertising tortas, tacos and more, and switching the open window-service zone to a display of salsas and tasty-looking spiced meats.
Inside, there’s still the bad mirror-mural of the Greek countryside, and even a poster on fluorescent paper saying, “Bienvenidos a Athens Grill!”
The torta rocks, and they have Mexican Coca-Cola. Welcome to the neighborhood, mis amigos.