Greek-American Historical Museum of Washington State

Restaurant

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Mike and Dora Christofilis

THEY NEVER LOOKED BACK As the youngest and second youngest of two large families, Mike and Dora Christofilis are committed to their American ways …

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Philip and Seane Feredinos

BUILDING A GREEK HOUSE Philip and Seane Feredinos tell their children that they love them from here to God and back again. They have …

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Christos (Chris) Roumeliotis

A GOOD LIFE IN CASHMERE Christos (Chris) Roumeliotis was born in Athens, Greece, on December 17, 1925. His experiences in Greece during World War …

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Gus Boutsinis and his brother John Dimitriou grew up in Seattle’s Ballard neighborhood and have achieved success in the restaurant, property development and entertainment businesses.

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When Demetrios Voltsis visited the family of his new friend in Seattle, Washington, the friend’s sister was not impressed. That impression has improved immensely over 50 years.

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Harry and Billie Platis

It was the close community of Greeks that gave Harry and Billie Platis their happiness and feeling of security while growing up in Everett, Washington.

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Jim Tallahan

With the name Jim Tallahan, (Demetrios Talaganis) and living in Bellingham, Washington, he was more like an “all American boy” than the child of Greek immigrants.

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K.G. Dino Apostolou

The descendants of George and Demetra Apostolou comprise one of the largest Greek families in the Seattle, Washington, area. The story begins with Konstantinos “Dino,” one of the eight Apostolou children who came to Seattle between 1962 and 1971.

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From February 7 to May 31 2015, the Greek-American Historical Museum of Washington State, in partnership with MOHAI (Seattle’s Museum of History & Industry) held an exhibit entitled “A PLACE AT THE TABLE; over 100 years of Greek restaurants, culture and the entrepreneurial spirit.” For those who were unable to view the exhibit, or those who would like to revisit A Place at the Table, the following five video segments are presented here.

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Pete and Voula Sideris

Their restaurant was originally called Patty’s Eggnest but renamed Pete’s Eggnest when Voula and Pete Sideris bought it. Having served generations of customers with their warm hospitality, it has been affectionately called Pete’s Love Nest.

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