Our Story

Together at YiaYia’s house in Vourvoura, a village in southern Greece, Spiro Chakalos who immigrated to the United States with his wife Demetra in 1956 came with nothing but pocket change and an eagerness to work hard. In 1971 they purchased the property in New Baltimore, Virginia where Northside 29 is today. The business was originally a restaurant called Town and Country.

They raised 3 children here day in and out in the restaurant. After many years of hard work they enlarged the building to its size today. Today the restaurant has been renamed Northside 29 and the Chakalos family continues to work hard to make sure that this labor of love stays an icon in this community.

Today you can still see the family working at the restaurant. Northside 29 is committed to giving back to the community that has given so much to us over the years. We purchase our ingredients locally as often as possible to deliver high-quality, delicious farm-to-table food.