Mezes is our home, and we welcome all to step in and enjoy Authentic Greek food prepared by Authentic Greeks with an Authentic approach to you as an extension of our family.

I had dinner the other night with my ‘cousins’. In Greek speak, cousins are not only those who are:

a relative with whom a person shares one or more common ancestors. In the general sense, cousins are two or more generations away from any common ancestor, thus distinguishing a cousin from an ancestor, descendant, sibling, aunt, uncle, niece, or nephew.

Cousins are often many times removed from the general familia description. In our Greek world we use the generic to describe our first, second, third and anyone in our family tree in our generation but we also happily claim anyone of Greek descent.

Being Greek means that ALL are welcome, ALL are family - especially when it comes to mealtime.

I have fond memories of visiting Yiayia and Papou. Each Sunday we’d drive and spend the afternoon with them. The first thing Yiayia would do is peel an apple for me and an orange for my brother.

On these days we’d get to visit with our ‘cousins’ (and sometimes get into mischief). Our cousins were, strike that, are like siblings in a Greek family.

Today, although we don’t get to see each other on Sundays, when we do have those special occasions it’s like no time has past. We laugh, we eat, we remember, we eat, we talk, and, yes, we eat.

Being Greek is an attitude, a pride which is not only something in our blood but in our hearts as well.

Whether in Greece or Michigan or California or Florida or in any location around the world, we’re all one big happy Greek family!

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