From the burbling fountain that chases away the mid-week blahs to the well-worn bar, Gardens of Salonica has the homey, always-been-here feeling that welcomes regulars and new customers alike. Owners Anna and Lazaros Christoforides have served traditional and modern Greek food in this space for 25 years, with a commitment to using local, all-natural, and organic ingredients whenever possible. Where else in the metro will you find a restaurant that makes its own gyros, in this case, using pork shoulder from Fox Farms in Browerville? You'll find none of that pre-formed, factory-produced stuff here. Check out crowd favorites like pastitsio, that hot dish-like casserole of pasta, ground beef, and bechemel, and the dramatic flaming saganaki cheese as well as more refined dishes like psito, roast leg of lamb served with oven-roasted lemon potatoes. It's the next best thing to a trip to the Mediterranean.