We slept in a bit and then headed to the pool for some swimming and hot tub. GORGEOUS.
We were STARVING so we cleaned up, got dressed and decided to go out for some barbecue and wandering…
Before heading to lunch/brunch/lunner.. hahahaha our driver brought us to see the old Michigan Central Train Station… Incredible…sooo gorgeous.
Afterwards our driver headed to Slow’s Bar BQ but it was PACKED so we decided to try another place. The driver suggested Greektown so off we went…. so many choices there. [Dont worry we ended up eating at Slow's the next day!]
We wandered around a bit and ended up at New Parthenon in Greektown. There were a lot of cute little shops and dining places.. and a super popular bakery that was packed.. next time I wanna get something from there.
Bread and Butter
I tried a glass of a Greek White Wine.. Saint Panteleimon I think it was – the description said semi-sweet but it was definitely more than that…. it was sweet, almost TOO sweet but just enough NOT THAT sweet. Does that make sense?
Honestly, as soon as we sat down and looked at the menu, it was SUCHHHH a large menu that we both lost appetite and decided to just keep it simple and get gyros. Honestly if you go to their website, what they put on there isn’t even the whole menu, it was literally like 4 HUUUUUUUUUGE pages of hundreds of things. OK, maybe not hundreds, but still, it was a LOT. WAYYY too overwhelming. I hate it when restaurants have HUGE menus.
W got the Gyro platter and I got the Chicken Gyro platter. Both came with meat, sageki, pita bread, choice of fries or rice/veggies and tomatoes and onions.
And guess what? They were build it yourself! Hahaha… so awkward.
They gave me the head and the butt of the tomato :[ Sad. But W gave me some of his tomato slices hehehehe... The sauce was good but the rest of it was meh.
I tried. I really tried, I was starving so I ate until I was full and stopped.
We decided to get some desserts. SIGH
Greek honey balls with cinnamon and walnuts
It was too overly sweet for me. Yes, even for ME! They tasted like Munchkins soaked in just sugar water and sprinkled with some cinnamon and doused with crushed walnuts LOL
Baklava with Ice Cream
I was too mushy for my liking and wayyy overly sweet than normal baklava. YES YES I know baklava is super sweet but still.. I like feeling the nuts in my teeth and mouth [HAHA, that's what SHE SAID] but this was too mushy….
I wanted to like this place, I really do, I rarely find a gyro that I don’t like, or baklava I won’t finish and lick off the plate buttttt…. :[ It just didn't do it for us. *sad face*
We headed back to the hotel and relaxed at the Concierge lounge for a bit - pretty view. Detroit is SUCH a quiet city. Srsly.
Needed to redeem ourselves from the bad gyro for lunch with something delicious so we headed down to the Breeze Food Court at MGM for some delicious burgers at the Relish stand.
Spinning burger grill WOOOO!
We both got Bacon Cheeseburgers with the works, fries and onion rings :D Tummy is finally happy. But OMG they gave us SO much mayo on the side *gag* Apparently Detroit loves their mayo. We are SO not in…kansas anymore?! HAHA…bad joke.