We use the Greek phrase “Meraki” - that translates - to do something with soul, creativity, or love; to put something of yourself into your work”.

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Executive Chef George Mallous and his brother Argie have operated numerous restaurants over the last 32 years. It all started when their parents came to the Wildwoods from Velventos, Greece in 1956, and opened their first restaurant. George, who attended the Culinary Institute of America in New York, says, “My brother and I often create recipes together. We use the Greek phrase “Meraki” - that translates - to do something with soul, creativity, or love; to put something of yourself into your work”. While George’s home base is at the Jersey Girl, Argie operates the Olive Branch on the mainland. It’s fair to say that olive oil runs through the veins of both brothers.