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The Owner

Nicholas Papanastasiou has been in and around the food service industry for as long as he can remember. With this experience he brings a lifetime of flavors together each and everyday for a regular clientele that has come to trust in his abilities as a Chef. Chef Nicholas has an outside the box representation of the more traditional Greco-American dish's that has cultivated into a very unique cooking style. Nicholas has always considered himself as the underdog and that is the motivating drive beyond all the people who say that "it can't be done". This passion for preparing a fine meal as well as, providing a pleasant atmosphere has always been the pillar on which the Papanastasiou Family has stood upon. So in closing, he would like more than anything to extend a warm welcome and share in the joy of his craft.

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Behind the Grille

East Village Grille in Asheville, North Carolina was start by the brother's Papasnastasiou a little more than 20 years ago. It didn't take long for the word to get out about some of East Village's signature menu items and know it is safe to say that Asheville has develop an addition for the Tiger Wing's. "The Grille" has established a reputation amongst it's regular patron's that makes it a dining destination must each and everyweek. Over the years East Village Grille has never changed the foundation on which it was conceived from but, it has evolved to the tastes of it's clientele. At the present moment The Grille has expanded it's horizons once again to encompass more daring menu items that have been reached with great enthusiasm. Nic and the staff would like say thank you to all of our customers for allowing us the honor in serving all of you the past twenty years and hope to see you real soon.