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Photos: Axios Estiatorio, the subject of this week's review

This week's review took me to Axios Estiatorio, the restaurant Telly Topakas opened on Tennyson Street when Brasserie Felix closed last year. Royce Oliveira runs the kitchen here, and it was quickly obvious that the chef, who never trained in a Greek kitchen, wasn't exactly interested in adhering strictly to the classics. That benefited him -- Axios turns out Mediterranean fare that's fresh, interesting and, above all, delicious.

Here, to go with the review, is a helping of photos. For more of Axios, check out our slide show.

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Laura Shunk was Westword's restaurant critic from 2010 to 2012; she's also been food editor at the Village Voice and a dining columnist in Beijing. Her toughest assignment had her drinking ten martinis and eating ten Caesar salads over the course of 48 hours. She still drinks martinis, but remains lukewarm on Caesar salads.
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