Canter has a reputation for bringing international flavors to his dishes, but at Taverna Tex-Med, he offers an accessible Greek and Texas-inspired menu filled with flavorful Mezze bowls and gyros stuffed with your choice of smoked lamb, brisket, chicken or pork.
“This is me harkening back to the Mediterranean flavors that I love to eat and prepare; it’s a mix of Texas culture and Greek street food,” he told the Current.
Taverna Tex-Med currently offers items like the smoked lamb and ground brisket-filled gyro, turmeric roasted cauliflower and boiled peanut-and-jalapeño hummus. Patrons can expect to see the menu evolve with unique takes on Greek dolmas, stuffed peppers and souvlaki fritters.
See related PDF Canter has teamed up with another cook and fourth-generation Lebanese yogurt maker to create Taverna’s inventive dishes, but the chef is already at work on another tapas-style concept expected to open in San Marcos later this year.
“It's been a long time coming. I was scared shitless about becoming even busier, but I was inspired to do it and hope people love it as much as I do,” Canter added. “I’d say our falafel already offers one of the best sandwiches in the city.”
Taverna Tex-Med is open from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturdays, and 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Sundays.