The souvlaki at Thanasis was my very first meal in Athens, and it was one of the most satisfying for being so inexpensive. Their famous kebabs are made from marinated lamb and beef, and are good as takeout or as a sit-down meal at one of their sidewalk tables. I’d recommend ordering the souvlaki on pita with fresh onions and tzatziki (yogurt and garlic sauce), best accompanied by a Mythos (Greek beer) and some fries. The meat is tender and juicy, and reminded me how unfortunate it is that I have not tasted any street cart kebabs in New York City nearly as good. Thanasis is located on one of the busiest main streets in the tourist-filled area of Monostiraki, so it is crowded and loud, but a worthwhile experience.