What’s the story: The delicious smash burger that was previously only scored at Athenian festivals and private soirees has finally found a more permanent base. Greek-Lebanese chef Fahd Hassan Kassem, known for his out of the box thinking, teamed up with Athens’ urban staple s.i.x. dogs, to debut the brand for wider public consumption. The chef’s burgers (suitably named “guerilla”) were a local secret. Now, in the newly-opened hipster’s heaven Dave Red Hotel, just off Omonia Square, the tightly-kept guerilla formula has been revealed and it’s unexpectedly simple. Order in one of 3 sizes (single, double or triple) and you score an extra patty from a different cut of cow with every upgrade (starting from Greek calf, then working up to flank steak and grade A rib-eye). They repeat the trick with three vegan meat alternatives (mushroom, onion, jackfruit).
What to order: Make sure you order a side of fries, sprinkled with nori and mushroom powder and lime salt - they will blow your mind. All signature cocktails on the list were named after streets around the area; get a Xouthou—with gin, mastiha liqueur, elderflower, roasted pistachios cordial and ginger—at one of the outside tables on the sidewalk and literally taste the city!