“In 2013, Seattle’s U District neighborhood lost one of its most cherished businesses. The Continental Greek Restaurant and Pastry Shop sat on University Way, two blocks from the University of Washington’s Seattle campus, for nearly 40 years before closing its doors that June. News of the closure was met with testimonials from customers, many of whom first started patronizing the business as students, faculty or staff and returned year after year.
“The restaurant was owned and operated by the family of Taso Lagos, a lecturer at the University of Washington’s Jackson School of International Studies. He’s now looking back on his family’s business — as well as sharing recipes — in his memoir “Cooking Greek, Becoming American: Forty Years at Seattle’s Continental Restaurant,” due to be published this fall by McFarland.”