Manoli Barlas, Owner (right) and Taso Barlas, General Manager
From Greece With Love
Award-winning renovations revitalize one of Saskatoon’s favourite restaurants
BY LINDA EPSTEIN
Manos Interior Design Award 2009
You really can have it all—a classy restaurant with a young, hip, urban vibe that says, “Wow!” and still remains comfortable for loyal clientele— and Manos Restaurant’s renovation has proven it, earning Stantec Architecture & Interior Design the Design Council of Saskatchewan’s 2009 Premier’s Design Award of Excellence (Interior Design Category).
Manos Restaurant has come a long way from the “pizza and other things” restaurant started on a shoestring almost 30 years ago, in September 1981, by Greek immigrants. Through keen observation, a willingness to change, meet and exceed demand and a lot of drive, the Barlas brothers—Manolis, Louis and Bill— have made Manos a popular Saskatoon dining destination.