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Author remembers family restaurant in 'Cooking Greek, Becoming American'


Last updated 2/17/2022 at 9:36am

Taso Lagos

The Continental Restaurant along Seattle's University Way NE, seen during the time it was owned by the Lagos family. The restaurant is the subject of a memoir by University of Washington faculty member Taso Lagos, "Cooking Greek, Becoming American."

The life and times of a beloved Seattle Greek family restaurant is the subject of a new memoir by Mill Creek-area resident and University of Washington faculty member Taso Lagos.

The Continental Restaurant was a mainstay of Seattle's University District for decades. Over the years other businesses – book and cookie stores, head shops, even a MacDonald's – came and went, but The Conti, as the family called it, served a dedicated clientele on "The Ave" for half a lifetime.

Now Lagos looks back on those times, and parts of his own life's journey – and meditates on the experience of Gre...

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