A Culinary Journey with Ted Kappas: Bringing Greek Soul to America

By Aphrodite Kotrotsios, Hellenic News of America – February 22, 2024

In the heart of Metuchen, New Jersey, lies a culinary gem that embodies the essence of Greek cuisine and culture – The Greek On Main. Meet Ted Kappas, the visionary chef behind this gastronomic haven, where every dish tells a story of tradition, innovation, and heartfelt passion.

Ted’s journey began in 1990 when he first set foot in the United States. After honing his skills in various establishments, he opened his own restaurant in 2016, a venture that would become the beloved Greek On Main. “I wanted to create something more than just a taverna. I wanted to showcase the richness of our culture through our menu,” Ted explains.

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Live Jazz and Brunch in Metuchen

On February 24, 2019 we hosted another amazing Jazz and Brunch event at The Greek on Main. Thank you to the were amazing! Thank you Metuchen Arts Council for choosing us to host your events again!

Metuchen Arts Council Trailer 2019

See the Metuchen Arts Council trailer and the team talking about upcoming event at the Greek on Main. The Metuchen Arts Center is proud to be associated with the local community of talented artists. They will be showcasing great artists and art of Metuchen. See the short trailer now and keep watching their Facebook page for updates:

Metuchen’s Got It!

Chef Teddy Kappas was featured in another great Metuchen Downtown Alliance video. Great food! Great drinks! Great people! Metuchen’s got it! Visit or click below to see the video on Facebook. #DowntownMetuchen #MetuchensGotIt

Home News Tribune 2018 Best of the Best Winner for Greek Food Restaurant in Middlesex County

On behalf of our team here at The Greek on Main we would like to thank our loyal customers for making us the Home News Tribune 2018 Best of the Best Winner for Greek Food Restaurant in Middlesex County for the third year in a row!

Another Successful Jazz & Brunch at the Greek on Main

We hosted another successful Jazz and Brunch event at The Greek in Main with the Jerry Weldon Trio. They were amazing! Thank you Live Jazz in Metuchen for allowing us to host again and for all our patrons that support the arts! Watch the video by clicking the button below.

The Greek on Main Featured by Downtown Metuchen

The Greek on Main was featured by Downtown Metuchen in September 2018. Watch Chef Teddy Kappas prepare some beautiful Greek dishes, patrons enjoying their Mediterranean meal and get a peak of of restaurant in and out. A big thanks and videography credit Suhey Zetino Fenco from @dreamandlightstudio. Watch the video by clicking the button below.

Come Try Iced Greek Coffee – Frappé

What goes well with our homemade Vanilla Bean Fig Ice Cream? Yes, an iced Greek coffee – a Greek Frappé! Frappé is a native Greek staple found at cafes throughout Greece. It features a foam-covered iced coffee whipped up from instant Greek coffee, water, sugar and milk if you’d like. Refreshing and delicious and the perfect pick-me-up in the summer! Visit Downtown Metuchen on a beautiful warm day, sit outside on our sidewalk patio and enjoy ice cream and coffee! Click on the button below to like the post on Facebook – thanks!

Metuchen Downtown Alliance Commercial – Shop Local, Dine Local, Love Local

On August 8th, the Metuchen Downtown Alliance aired a commercial for Shop Local, Dine Local, Love Local – Metuchen, NJ. You’ll get a glimpse of Chef Teddy Kappas prepare a delicious Greek prawns dish in his kitchen around the 40-second mark. This commercial was produced in association with the Borough of Metuchen. Thank you to all involved! For more information, please visit: Watch the video by clicking the button below.

The Greek on Main offers traditional fare with a modern twist

You want Teddy Kappas to feed you. When he describes the food at The Greek on Main, his eyes light up. He is animated. He starts talking with his hands. He takes out his phone and brings up pictures, as if he were showing photos of his kids. He doesn’t stop there. He gives you details — the ingredients, the style of cooking. And oh, the taste. Sort of like a parent would give a detailed reporting of little Johnny’s game winning soccer goal. And these culinary children are incredibly beautiful. Really. He gets up and brings back a bottle. “This is special olive oil,” he says with a sense of excitement. “It comes from my father’s village in Greece. There is nothing like it here.” Read more from the original article.

Photo credit: Star Ledger. Grilled Calamari over arugula, chick peas, onions and ladolemono (oil and lemon) dressing. Come on by and try it!

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