Saturday, October 30, 2010

Yum!

The drive home from work takes me close to Sam's Gyros; I was hungry yesterday but didn't feel ambitious enough to make anything, so I stopped by to get what they sell as a whole gyros sandwich.

...Which is two 2/3 of a pita, each stuffed full of meat, sauce, cucumber and tomato. (The leftover thirds? They use them for table bread!) Very tasty.

It's kind of a fast food take on Mediterranean food, but very well done.

9 comments:

John Peddie (Toronto) said...

Yum for sure.

Sort of a variation on souvlaki.

Either one can cause angels to sing, especially if accompanied by a good, cold beer on a summer patio.

D.W. Drang said...

The gyro (YEE-roh) is another of those ethnic foods made in America. The components are all Grick, but assembled in the USA.

Good Eats, so to speak...

Bubblehead Les. said...

Sigh! No Gyro stands nearby for me, dammit!

Roberta X said...

DW: I'm not surprised. Sam's offers your choice of sauce: what they call "cucumber" with a kind of sour cream or yogurt-based sauce, tahini (similar, but with tomato and a bit more dill, etc.) and "spicy," a red sauce with a deceptively mild start and a steady, slow build. I can do about one of those -- if I have one of the others handy to put the fire out!

Les: Tsk, sorry to hear that. Broadripple is especially rich in good ethnic food -- a good bicycle puts one in easy range of Greek (x3), three sorts of "taco joints," none of them the Bell, Italian, Belgian, UK/US pub grub (x3), standard pizza (x2), gourmet pizza (x2), steak/fine dining (x3), very high-end burgers, sushi/bento/Korean, Thai, Indian, superior barbecue and five outstanding breakfast/brunch joints, four of which also do lunch and two of which do supper at least three days a week. Oh, and Recess, which is reservation-only and has a different menu every day. I've also left out two independant coffee shops, one outstanding bakery and a double handful of bars with fair menus. Sadly, the Brit-style chip shop, country French place (OMG good!) and the Caribbean joint are gone.

Roberta X said...

I forgot Khouri's, another Greek/Middle at place and a very nice one at that.

Tam said...

...and the Canal Bistro!

But Sam's is delicious, fast, and cheap.

Also, if you go during Ramadan, you can sometimes hear colorful cascades of multilingual grouchiness from the owner, who is forced to stand in the middle of the aromas of his own delicious grub during his dawn-to-dusk fast. :D

Seriously: Sam's Gyros = Two Big Broad Ripple Thumbs Up!

Tam said...

PS: The cuke sauce is properly called "Tsatziki" (Greek) or "Zaziki" (Turkish). In most any gyro joint I've been in, they'll recognize it as just "Z".

Roberta X said...

Good Lord. That's four Greek places!

George said...

Up here in the Great White North, tsatziki sauce varies ... depending upon the amount of garlic put in it. (It's also very similar to an East Indian sauce that's used to cool off the fires of highly spiced food.) Whatever ... it's all damned good. I used to live in the Broadview/Danforth area of Toronto ... and the place was loaded with Greek eateries.

Regards.