Here’s a quick post about a quick lunchtime favorite. This one goes out to my homie and photo-phenom Blair Bunting. We regularly meet at a place called Greek Gyros in Scottsdale, AZ just off the 101 and Frank Loyd Wright. We have tried a few Gyro joints in the area but found this one to be the best–I am seeing now that the reviews concur with our findings–as they should.
Just behind Carl’s Jr. on Northsight Blvd. you will see a large “GYROS” sign atop unit 115 of the strip mall. What you will find inside is an incredible smell wafting from the slab of meat roasting on the vertical spit. I have always heard it was lamb, but figured their had to be more to it than that. My research tells me it is most likely lamb and beef–whatever they compress in there, I like it. Thin slices if this meet and spice concoction are shaved fresh and hot from the spit–it is flavorful and juicy, with slightly charred edges, but not fatty. This is added to a warm pita, along with a few slices of onion and tomato, and topped with Tzatziki sauce. Tzatziki is made of yogurt flavored with cucumber, garlic, salt, pepper and olive oil–you really can’t go wrong with that combo.
For around $8 you get a bottomless soda, perfectly-cooked fries, and the aforementioned delicacy. Keep in mind, this deal causes the place to be packed around lunchtime. You can get Gyros elsewhere that look pretty much the same, but Greek Gyros does it best–I will never lead you wrong where food is concerned (anything else is debatable).