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For Now, Stick to the Sausage at Gyros on the Spit

Chicago Joe Roy 6 comments

What Gyros on the Spit lacks in execution, it makes up for in potential. More

The Chicago Food Glossary: A Guide to the Unique Dishes of the Windy City

Chicago Nick Kindelsperger 27 comments

Like all great cities should, Chicago has a collection of dishes that were invented within its borders and that you can't get anywhere else. I decided to create this list to help keep track of them all. More

A Sandwich a Day: Lamb and Beef Gyro at Covo Gyro Market

Chicago Nick Kindelsperger 3 comments

The lamb and beef gyro ($7.50) at Covo Gyro Market is the antidote to every middling, greasy, overstuffed, and disappointing gyro that uses slices cut from one of those uniform cylinders of meat. More

A Sandwich a Day: Gyros Sandwich at Central Gyros

Chicago Nick Kindelsperger 2 comments

At first glance, nothing about the gyros sandwich ($5.95) from Central Gyros looks particularly different about the setup. But take a closer look, and you'll notice that the meat is shaved extra thin. More

A Sandwich a Day: An Elevated Gyro at Cafe Supreme in Jamaica, Queens

New York Max Falkowitz Post a comment

Unless you're serving jury duty or catching the railroad or AirTrain, you probably don't have many reasons to visit this stretch of Sutphin Boulevard in Jamaica. But if you're here with some time to kill, you can do well for yourself with this elevated gyro. More

A Sandwich A Day: Lamb and Beef Gyro at Hummus & Pita Co.

New York Paul Yee Post a comment

The Lamb and Beef Gyro ($6.95) at the Hummus and Pita Co. is much more judiciously proportioned than what you'll find at most street carts around town. More

A Sandwich a Day: Pork Souvlaki at Mama Gyro

New York Rebecca Simon 1 comment

Mama Gyro's pita wraps may not be destination gyros, but they're worth a visit if you're in the neighborhood, and plenty cheap to boot. More

A Sandwich a Day: Mama's Gyro at Mama Gyro

New York Rebecca Simon 1 comment

Want the comforting familiarity of a Big Mac, but the exotic ingredients of a gyro? Mama Gyro's Mama Sauce is eerily similar to the beloved Special Sauce. More

A Sandwich a Day: Gyros Sandwich at Greektown Gyros

Chicago Nick Kindelsperger 5 comments

Scoring a satisfying gyros sandwich in Chicago is mostly about luck. Since most places use the exact same ingredients, success is judged by how caramelized the meat is before it's sliced off the spit and heaped on to a pita. More

A Sandwich a Day: The Spanish Gyro at Marcona in Los Angeles

A Sandwich a Day Sarah Woo Post a comment

Marcona's Spanish Gyro ($11) presents itself open-faced, a generous amount of spicy lamb merguez resting on top of a tall heap of arugula. Hidden among the leaves are piquillo pepper and cucumber. Sheep's milk yogurt serves as a thin but pleasant binder. More

A Sandwich a Day: Gyros at GRK in the Financial District

New York Max Falkowitz 2 comments

GRK's gyros are a welcome lunchtime addition to the Financial District's landscape of mediocre lunches. More

A Sandwich a Day: Gyros Sandwich with Giardiniera at Niko's Gyros

Chicago Nick Kindelsperger 5 comments

Can giardiniera improve every sandwich it touches? The glorious pickled concoction helps Italian beefs, so why couldn't it also bring some magic on a sandwich that genuinely needs some spice? Nick tests the theory at Niko's Gyros in Avondale. More

Gyro vs Gyros: Which One Do You Say?

Chicago Nick Kindelsperger 9 comments

After neglecting the gyro for so long, I I was expecting some commenters to chime in and scold me for neglecting the sandwich of sliced meat on pita. Instead, I got an interesting comment, which chided me using the term "gyro" instead of "gyros." Should gyros always have a "s" at the end of it? I decided to do some research. More

Standing Room Only: Go with the Gyro at Beef & Burger

Chicago Nick Kindelsperger 5 comments

Whether it's the stale pita or limp looking meat, I've never had a gyro sandwich I was too excited about. So, why do I keep giving it a chance? Well, there are only so many times I can pass the alluring eyes of the Kronos gyro model before I give in, thinking that it must all be my fault. More

Lunch in the Loop: Standing Room Only

Chicago Dennis Lee 1 comment

Standing Room Only is located in the South Loop and famous for its turkey burger. (Mayor Daley apparently liked it.) But I was most surprised by the messy portobello mushroom sandwich. More

Serious Eats Neighborhood Guides: Adam and Max's Astoria

New York Max Falkowitz 27 comments

Astoria is a friendly, comfortable, and affordable place to live, but above all else, it's a place to eat. The fare probably isn't what you grew up with, but it doesn't take long to start eating like a true blue Greek/Italian/Egyptian/Serbian/Latin American/who knows what else. Seriously, the amount of ethnic food here is staggering. Go forth with a sense of adventure and you'll be richly rewarded with a polyglot dining scene growing in every direction at once. More

Greatest Hits of 'A Sandwich A Day': Top 5 'Not Quite' Sandwiches

New York Carey Jones 3 comments

Editor's note: It's been three months since we launched A Sandwich a Day, our daily look at sandwiches around New York. And with so many happy lunches behind us, we thought it was high time to look back at the... More

The Food Lab: Homemade Greek-American Lamb Gyros

The Food Lab J. Kenji López-Alt 58 comments

One of my earliest memories as a New York kid in the 1980s was when the Greek-owned pizza shop down the street first put up a poster featuring an attractive woman eating a Kronos-brand gyros sandwich. I couldn't get the image out of my head. Since then, I've been fortunate enough to have the opportunity to rigorously sample both women and gyros, and can safely say, it was the gyros that did it for me. Now, before I go any further, I want to clarify by saying that I'm not talking authentic Greek gyros here. I'm talking Greek-American gyros. More

Greek-American Lamb Gyros

Serious Eats J. Kenji López-Alt 51 comments

Check out the science behind these Grecian delights here. About the author: After graduating from MIT, J. Kenji Lopez-Alt spent many years as a chef, recipe developer, writer, and editor in Boston. He now lives in New York with his... More

A Sandwich a Day: BZ Grill's Gyro, Astoria

New York Adam Kuban 18 comments

If you live in Astoria, you are no doubt familiar with BZ Grill. If you are not familiar, let this be an introduction to one of the best sandwiches in the city. BZ Grill's pork gyros are made from actual cuts of marinated pork—not one of those rotating logs of mystery meat. The cuts are placed overnight in a mixture of Greek spices before being stacked on a spit in the morning and loaded into the gyro cooker for their slow-motion merry-go-round ride. More

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