A Greek restaurant with a new idea just opened in Boca Raton. Oliv Pit Athenian Grille offers authentic Athenian cuisine that “reinterprets classic recipes with a twist.” It boasts a “first”: The first U.S. restaurant to use barbecue briquettes made of olive pits to grill meats. The pits do not contain the carcinogens found in charcoal, create 30 percent less carbon monoxide, are free of chemicals, produce no smoke and have a sweet smell. I think home grillers are going to want some of these!
Oliv Pit is co-owned by Emmanual Vlahos, an Ohio native and son of Greek immigrants, and Marcos Alexandridis, a Greek native raised in Montreal.