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You got a decent gyros place around you?

Discussion in 'Bad Dog Cafe' started by blowtorch, Mar 12, 2012.

  1. trev333

    trev333 Telefied Ad Free Member

    though in their defense... "greek" George is a guitar legend around the north end of the coast here.. a wicked bluesman...:)

    He used to have a big barn type house out in the forest set up like a studio/band room... his parties were legendary in music circles.... all kinds of players/bands would turn up and play until dawn...
    a spit roast cooking outside.... a big friendly smile and bear hug from George on arrival....

    good times..:)
  2. Elkhorn

    Elkhorn Tele-Meister

    Nov 7, 2012
    Helsinki, Finland
    Here in the Helsinki area of Finland I have yet to find any decent gyros at all.
    There are a lot of places, but sadly what they sell is junk compared to the real thing.

    The best I've had elsewhere would be almost anywhere in Turkey or Greece. Some good ones in Germany, too. And not least, the absolutely divine gyros at a small place in Zurich, Switzerland, on a side street to Bahnhofstrasse.
  3. Shango66

    Shango66 Friend of Leo's

    Aug 15, 2012
    Most Greek guitar players I've known have been frighteningly good players.
    It must be the bazouki right hand technique,

    Back to the "Gyros".
  4. Lunchie

    Lunchie Poster Extraordinaire

    Uncle Pete's... Onions and extra cucumber sauce, hold the tomatoes.
  5. Jupiter

    Jupiter Telefied Ad Free Member

    Jun 22, 2010
    Osaka, Japan
    We've got nothing like that nearby, so please feel bad for me. I did get a pretty decent one at a cart near my wife's folks' house about a year ago, but I don't get up there often.
  6. DavidM1

    DavidM1 Tele-Holic

    Apr 12, 2014
  7. trev333

    trev333 Telefied Ad Free Member

    donor kebab or souvlaki would be more familiar names in Qld... for this..

    these guys are in most malls/food courts...have been for decades.... never called them gyros though,,,;)

  8. Tatercaster

    Tatercaster Friend of Leo's

    Aug 28, 2013
    Rock Hill, SC

    I'll have what he's having.
  9. H. Mac

    H. Mac Friend of Leo's

    May 26, 2012
    Atlanta, Georgia
    Yep, and it's less than 10 minutes away; food and service are great; and it's a nice place with reasonable prices.
  10. Mr_Mer

    Mr_Mer Tele-Holic

    Mar 16, 2010
    Yes, I do have a very authentic Greek restaurant that offers some of the most delicious gyros I have ever eaten.

    My wife's best friend is Greek, and we visit regularly, so I do have a first hand account of eating authentic Greek food, gyros included.
  11. Tony474

    Tony474 Poster Extraordinaire

    Apr 16, 2007
    North Bushey, England.
    Nick's earlier explanation of why Doner Kebab was banned in Greece reminds me of something I sometimes say to audiences at the end of a gig: "Good night, ladies and gents, and don't forget - if you're stopping for a Doner Kebab on the way home, make sure you know who the "Doner" was..."

    Which reminds me... as I type it's lunchtime.
  12. deadicated

    deadicated Tele-Holic

    Aug 1, 2011
    If the gyro can't be seen spinning on a spit in the restaurant then I'm not buying a Gyro. The cucumber sauce has to be delicious and homemade.
  13. didikai

    didikai Tele-Meister

    Jun 19, 2010
    Palm Springs street market on a Thursday evening.
  14. blowtorch

    blowtorch Telefied Ad Free Member

    May 2, 2003
    This is the correct attitude to have pertaining to gyros
  15. Big John Studd

    Big John Studd Friend of Leo's

    Sep 18, 2010
    Not only are there good gyro places here, there are trucks that drive around town and sell gyros right on the street corner!
  16. tap4154

    tap4154 Poster Extraordinaire Ad Free Member

    Apr 14, 2009
    Southern California
    That was TASTY! :D


    Lots of great gyros meat hidden under that tzatziki sauce
  17. Davo17

    Davo17 Friend of Leo's

    Thats not far away, used to live there. Once it cools off I plan to check the guitar center out there (I hear it sucks) and maybe I will try to hunt this down-when its not 114 degrees. :eek:

    Lots of good food out there past the windmills.
  18. outbreak

    outbreak Tele-Holic

    Dec 28, 2007
    Used to have a decent place near my work but it's shut down, had a good place near my house but that's closed down too. Seems to be going out of fashion here these days, lots of fancy burger and schnitzel joints opening up.
  19. harold h

    harold h Friend of Leo's

    Feb 15, 2004
    I used to eat one at this little place about every day for lunch.

    I slowed down and started eating salads about 3/4 of the time instead. One of
    the workers asked me why I no longer ordered lamb gyros, and I said because of
    the fat.

    He said we also make them in chicken, and it was the best thing I ever ate. So
    now I am back to eating one daily.
  20. Glen Smith

    Glen Smith RIP

    Aug 20, 2011
    If someone in this little hick town were to sell gyros I would be their best customer! Haven't had one in about 20 years!!!!
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