'gyros' on Serious Eats

Gyro vs Gyros: Which One Do You Say?

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

Serious Eats Neighborhood Guides: Adam and Max's Astoria

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

The Food Lab: Homemade Greek-American Lamb Gyros

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

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

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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