YiaYia’s The Grateful Greek brings Mediterranean to Penngrove
Everything is made by hand at YiaYia’s The Grateful Greek take-out-only eatery in Penngrove, where the menu features a combination of Greek, Mediterranean, and traditional American dishes with a Sonoma County spin.
Fans rave about the delicious gyro meat that chef Chris Adams-Albrecht crafts using a combination of beef and lamb which is cooked sous vide (with circulating water), a technique often used by high-end chefs to create tender meat. It’s then crisped on the grill before being slipped into a pita with tzatziki (cucumber yogurt sauce).
The menu at this family-run restaurant also includes items named for family members, like Brother Bill’s GBLT (Greek bacon, lettuce, and tomato) sandwich, Tom’s Burger, and Popi’s Flaming Cheese (named for Grandma).
Squeezed into a small storefront, the eatery only has a few seats indoors, but there are picnic tables in the parking lot, or you can order at the counter and then take a seat in the Petaluma Pub next door, and YiaYia’s will deliver the food to your table.