6. Saganaki

The elaborate process of serving saganaki at Greek restaurants &#8212; setting the cheese on fire at the table, extinguishing the flames with lemon juice, and chanting "opaa!" &#8212; appears to be a Chicago invention. The Parthenon restaurant in <a class="taxInlineTagLink" id="PLGEO100100501253700" title="Greektown" href="/topic/us/illinois/cook-county/chicago/greektown-PLGEO100100501253700.topic">Greektown</a> claims credit.

( BONNIE TRAFELET, CHICAGO TRIBUNE / April 2, 2001 )

The elaborate process of serving saganaki at Greek restaurants — setting the cheese on fire at the table, extinguishing the flames with lemon juice, and chanting "opaa!" — appears to be a Chicago invention. The Parthenon restaurant in Greektown claims credit.

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