Film and TV

Opa! It's the Niko Niko's Viewing Party

One of Houston's most beloved Greek restaurants, Niko Niko's, was recently featured on a yet-to-be-aired episode of the Food Network's popular show, Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives. As mentioned in a previous post, Niko Niko's was one of seven area restaurants chosen to appear on the TV show throughout the season. One of the restaurants, Kenny & Ziggy's, already saw their episode air and threw a well-attended viewing party to celebrate the occasion.

Following suit, Niko Niko's is hosting a viewing party of their own on Monday, October 5,  to celebrate the first airing of their episode. Owner Dimitri Fetokakis is excited to be able to share the moment with his customers, just as he was excited to have been chosen for the TV show: "Our place always seemed like a good fit for the show. We welcomed them with open arms." Of the taping experience, Fetokakis has nothing but good things to say: "The filming was great fun. Guy was terrific with our customers, signing autographs and posing for pictures."

Alongside the episode screening, Niko Niko's will be offering free finger food and drink specials throughout the evening as well as hosting a Guy Fieri lookalike contest. Prizes for the contest include Rockets tickets (it's looking like a Yao-less season, but you can still enjoy the Red Rowdies and the Rockets Power Dancers) and a $200 gift card for the restaurant.

The festivities start at 8 p.m. and the episode airs at 9 p.m., but show up early! This viewing party -- much like Niko Niko's on any regular night -- will fill up fast.

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Katharine Shilcutt