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Celebrate Oxi Day at Opa With Free CroquettesBy Danya Henninger | October 28, 2013 By Danya Henninger | October 28, 2013
October 28 marks the anniversary of the day the Greek prime minister stood up to Mussolini and told him “No!” - Italian troops would not be allowed easy passage through his country during World War II. Known as Oxi Day - oxi means “no” in Greek - Greeks everywhere are celebrating, including at Opa in Midtown Village. Just mention Oxi Day when you stop in this evening, and you’ll get a free plate of spinach croquettes, which are served with a smoky feta cheese dip (they usually go for $8).
Tip, just so you know: oxi is pronounced “o-hi.” Also of note (though not needed to get the free food): Greek is one of very few languages where not only does the negative not start with an “n” sound, the affirmative does! “Yes” in Greek is nai.
Combine that with the fact that shaking your head up-and-down is taken as a negative sign and side-to-side motion is used to express positive emotion, and it can make for some very confusing Mediterranean travels. At Opa you don’t have to worry about any of that, however, so head over tonight for some free bites (215-545-0170).