The maxim is that 90 percent of restaurants close within five years, but I've noticed that the restaurants I review for my This Hole-in-the-Wall Life column buck that trend for the most part, hopefully because ustedes follow my recommendations and swarm the place. But that doesn't always happen, and it pains me to see good dives close due to a lack of business.
That happened to Greek Garden Grill in Orange, which wasn't the best Greek place in Orange County (that title is up for debate at the moment) but served good, cheap Greek grub. They shut down a couple of weeks ago, and a paper taped on the door blames the economy. Wherever will we get our souvlaki without having to trek to Tustin or the South Coast Plaza area?
And now, the most famous Greek in musical history: