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come into Pella from the west. The outside, complete with the Dutch stair step architectural fillip required by town fathers, belies no hint of the interior.The walls are richly colored, and the look is sort of woodsy and Mediterranean. At every turn, the couple's design work to say nothing of their sawing, welding and painting work is on display. Here is a huge metal sun shaped piece of art. In another room, look up at the huge tree root chandelier dotted with round, oversize light bulbs. The piece de resistance may well be the 2 ton concrete bar, poured on site and hand painted (with the back of a spoon) and finished by Vaso and Panos. Work on the interior took eight months.Fresh vibeFood is central to Greek life, Panos said and to illustrate, he described a restaurant he and Vaso frequented on one vacation. "They show you a big box of fresh fish and you pick out the one you want. They clean and cook it right there." And though Iowa is not famed for its seafood, that fresh vibe is what Vaso and Panos want to create.Despite their European sensibility, they obviously have internalized Midwestern practicality, and along with the saganaki and moussaka, diners can get burgers and pizza, though Vaso said they all have at least a pinch of Mediterranean flair. "We have to offer those things," Vaso said, "because there's a lot of competition in the area." They also have to please an international cadre of execs from the Pella Corporation and Vermeer Corporation.Both Panos and Vaso cook for the business and they share the philosophy of using fresh, high quality ingredients, but keep things fairly simple. Many of their ingredients, such as olive oil and feta cheese, are imported from Greece. Customer satisfaction is high on the list of priorities, and regular customer Kat Harris said that as often as is feasible, Panos comes into the dining room to check on individual meals. "And if it's not right, he'll make it again," she said. Panos said it's all about the customer. "We want you to be comfortable and to have a good experience. We don't come to the table and bother you.""It's about freshness and consistency," Vaso added.Harris and her husband moved to Pella last August from Seattle and are food lovers. "I'm so thrilled to have such a great restaurant in Pella. I probably eat there two or three times a week," she said. "Their seafood is phenomenal; Panos just knows how to do it perfectly. and around the world."They take such pride in what they do, and it shows."And what is the secret to that? Shrug. The couple contemplates. "You have to love what you do," Vaso said. "If you're in a bad mood, your food, it won't taste good. Be in love. Love what you do."She pauses. "Of course, love is the secret ingredient." This chestnut is accompanied by twinkling eyes and a bright laugh, a tell that she's fully aware of its corniness. But she also shrugs. Friday and Saturday.

and refer to our subjects by first names in an effort to prevent reporter carpal tunnel and reader eye strain. Thank you for your understanding in this matter.)She arrived in Pella 23 years ago because her brother, who also owns a restaurant in town, lives there. "To tell you the truth, I was just going to come for a few months, but ," she said. Shrug.In 1998, Vaso went to Santorini for vacation. "I met Panos and we fell in love. And," she said, giving Panos, also 46, a mischievous look, "of course, we're still in love. Right, Panos?" For two years they were in Soccer Shoes In Academy love long distance, talking every day on the phone. ("We were AT best customers.") In 2000, Panos finally made the leap and moved to Pella.In Athens, before they knew each other, Vaso and Panos both worked in the design field. Vaso worked in interior design and Panos had an advertising/design agency. But both were also passionate cooks, which to hear them tell it, is almost de rigueur in Greece. Panos, who also has worked in lots of restaurants in Athens, said, "I always had a passion for cooking. If you are Greek, you should know how to cook," he said. Shrug.Design workThe couple decided to open a restaurant of their own and took over the former home of Dr. Salami's, a 220 seater behemoth front and center on the main drag as you Soccer Cleats Magista Obra

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They grew up in Athens, Greece, and fell in love in Santorini (a small group of Greek islands formed by a volcanic caldera). In 2009, they opened , a Mediterranean inspired restaurant, in Pella. Vaso Apostolopoulou and Panos Anastassopoulos' story to say nothing of their names has a catchy rhythm for sure, but it's hard to dance to.Consider: How do two professional designer marketing types get from design and advertising to opening a restaurant? How do two uber cosmopolitan Athenians (population Football Boots Hypervenoms

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3.2 million, only slightly smaller than Los Angeles) find their way to a little Dutch town (population 10,000) in the middle of the United States? And how do said multisyllabic immigrants persuade their new neighbors that Grandma Georgia's kokkinisto or spanakopita is worth a try?The couple's first response to any of these questions is a very Mediterranean shrug the kind that says you might as well ask why black is black and white is white. What is, is.Some answersVaso, now 46 and looking at least a decade younger, started the whole thing. (To our careful readers: An editorial decision has been taken to deviate from the Associated Press Stylebook Soccer Shoes For Girls Tumblr

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