Video: The Parthenon and the Origin of Opa!

Chris Liakouras of The Parthenon.
Chris Liakouras of The Parthenon. Photo: courtesy The Parthenon

Okay, this is slick enough that there’s clearly some viral marketing agency behind it, but we laughed several times, so we’ll play along. It’s a short video from Greektown’s The Parthenon, where the Greektown showpiece flaming saganaki was invented (though as with all firsts, there are multiple claimants), purporting to depict the moment when owner Chris Liakouras settled on “Opa!” as the catchphrase for the inferno of cheese. Watch what happens below. (H/t Anthony Todd)