Saturday, July 15, 2017

Dinner at Restaurant Bei Stefan in Jettingen...

Last night, Bill came home from work in a great mood because he managed to do something very good at work.  Add in the fact that we didn't have much in the way of dinner fixings available and you have a situation that calls for dinner in a restaurant.  There's a Greek place at a sports club in Jettingen that we hadn't tried before last night.  Although we are fairly regular visitors to Taverne beim Griechen, which is at a sports club in Unterjettingen, we had never been to Restaurant Bei Stefan, which is a Greek restaurant at a club very close to Jettingen's Real store in Oberjettingen.  I'm always up for finding new places to review, so off we went.    

It's funny that we've lived in Jettingen for almost three years now and we'd never dined at the sportsplatz near the Real.  It's located right next to a roundabout on the other side of the road from the big store.  You drive down a road into a lovely wooded area and can pretty much forget how close you are to Jettingen's shopping mecca.   


These were the specials last night.


A good shot of the sign.


The small building where the restaurant is.  It's right next to a soccer/football field.

I approached the restaurant cautiously and was taken off guard when a gentleman sitting on the terrace said "Guten Abend" to me.  I probably came off as rude as I mumbled a response.  I'm always a little timid when I approach people or places I don't know.

We entered the restaurant and were welcomed by a friendly guy who shook our hands and invited us to sit anywhere.  We sat at a two top and started checking out the menu.


Bill in his usual restaurant pose.

Bill went with the souflaki, which was one of the specials last night.  I went with the Rodos Teller, which was gyros with calamari and t'zatziki.  


Our dishes came with salads.  These were pretty good.  I liked the yellow beans on the bottom.


My Rodos platter looked and smelled great and wasn't too much food.  


But I was even more impressed with Bill's dish, which included two skewers of succulent grilled pork and oven baked potato slices.

As we enjoyed dinner inside, we watched some guys playing soccer on the field and listened to the obnoxious pop music being played in the dining area.  We also talked about politics.  Fortunately, Bill and I have similar political leanings, so our chat wasn't one to induce indigestion.

We were the only ones in the dining room.  All of the other patrons were sitting outside on the terrace.  We might have joined them except it was unusually chilly last night and I didn't bring a jacket.  After about an hour, we asked for the bill.  It came to 41 euros.  Although we didn't get a house shot of ouzo like we do at Taverne Beim Griechen, we thought the food was pretty comparable.

I noticed that Restaurant Bei Stefan offered an interesting array of dishes.  They have Greek food, but they also have rib eye steaks, roast beef, grilled salmon, and even an impressive list of burgers.  I am often a little cautious about burgers in Germany (they tend to like to use a pork/beef mixture rather than just beef), but looking on their Facebook page, I see what looks like a tasty burger.  We may have to go back and try one sometime.

I am continually amazed by the number of sportsplatzes near us with decent restaurants and Greek food is always a pleasure in these parts.  This one in particular offers convenient access to Real, so we took the opportunity to stop in for some ice cream for me and dog toys for our boys.  Friday night is a great time to shop at Real, by the way.

I don't know what today has in store for us, but it looks like we're spoiled for choice.  Stay tuned!  

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