If you have ever been to the Mediterranean you understand me when I say, craving Mediterranean style food is now an everyday occurrence. The smell takes you back to hot days exploring and laying on the beach soaking up the sun. The taste reminds you of the magnificent color and clarity of the Aegean Sea. The colors take you back to slow-paced days and siesta hour. The Mediterranean is a place where there is crisp wine, mouth-watering chicken and the perfect meal for every occasion.
Mediterranean food has now turned into a cure for your seasonal depression while also making you wish you were back in the sun instead of stuck here, in the North Dakota chill, doing the homework you should have finished last week.
Well, good news. Fargo isn’t completely terrible. If you are having one of those days where you would give anything to have a wood-fired pizza, a spread of cheeses with pita or maybe you just need a nice beer to finish out your day, downtown Fargo is the place to go.
Blackbird Woodfire has wonderful, creative pizzas and puts a fun American spin on woodfire-style pizza. The appetizers are delicious and the beer list makes your mouth water. I haven’t had pizza this good since I was sitting at a mom and pop pizzeria in Italy.
If incredible Greek food is on your mind, then Santa Lucia Restaurant is the place to go. Gyros, souvlaki and Greek salads from this restaurant will take you back instantly. The chicken tickles your taste buds with layers of flavor while the wine selection tops it all off.
Mediterranean food in America will never be as good as the fresh authentic food you receive in Europe, but the memories will come back to life as you dive into the dishes that remind you of a more relaxed and slightly warmer time.