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Category: Food

Why is it “Gyro” and “Year-Oh” vs “Ghiro”?

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Paymons gyros platter with basmati rice
  Gyros are a Greek dish made from pork, chicken, or sometimes lamb cooked on a vertical rotisserie and served in a pita. They’re often topped with tomato, onion, cucumbers, salad greens, feta cheese, and even french fries. Any and all of them are perfect for completing this delicious dish. This spiced slice of heaven […]

Feta Cheese: A Greek Staple

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In Greece, one of the most well-known cheeses is Feta. It’s a soft, white, brined cheese that offers great nutritional value, like calcium. Feta cheese is used throughout Mediterranean cuisine in all types of dishes from appetizers to desserts. Check out some feta facts and how you can enjoy this favorite cheese.  All about Feta […]

Eating Healthy at Paymon’s is Easy!

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It can feel like a minefield of high-fat, high-calorie, super-salty, sugar-laden choices at some restaurants, but whether you’re trying to lose weight or just maintain a healthy diet, you can eat healthy when dining out, almost anywhere, if you make the right choices.  How to Make Healthier Choices at Restaurants Here are some tips to […]

Crazy for Cocktails

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Whether you go out specifically for happy hour or just want an aperitif, having a perfectly prepared cocktail is one of life’s divine pleasures. At Paymon’s Mediterranean Café & Lounge our cocktails keep our customers coming back for more. The Keys to a Perfect Cocktail We believe that’s for a variety of reasons, but we […]

Great Reasons to Go Out to Eat

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Paymon's Restaurant
With today’s health consciousness, Pinterest posts showing amazing homemade family meals, and cooking shows trying to convince us how “easy” it is to cook fabulous meals, eating out often gets a bad reputation. The truth is that there is nothing wrong with eating out at restaurants if it fits with your goals, values, and healthy […]

The Origins and Uses of Pita Bread

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Stack of Pita Bread
Nearly every civilization since prehistoric times has made some type of bread, flatbreads, and pita loaves were some of the very first ever made. From what archeologists can determine, the pita originated with peoples west of the Mediterranean. It may have been the Bedouins who first made it. The thinking is that after a long […]