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Mykonos Grill owners open a sunny spinoff

By Tom Sietsema  -  Sunday, Sept. 25, 2011

Joy typically is not the first reaction a diner equates with Tysons Corner, home to giant malls and more chains than Gucci Mane, but a new place to eat from an established restaurateur is acting to change that.

It helps that Nostos is Greek, one of the sunniest of cuisines. It's also useful to know that the newcomer to Vienna is a spinoff of the tried-and-true Mykonos Grill in Rockville. Peter Pagonis opened the former in May and the latter 13 years ago, after a successful run (1990-2000) with his original Mykonos in Washington Nostos is a compromise Pagonis says he made with his wife, who wanted their latest venture to be in the city. As any restaurateur can tell you, Washington isn't swimming with the kind of intimate and affordable places that small-business operators such as Pagonis prefer.

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