GYRO Is made from manufactured cuts of lamb beef and pork or combinations of these with spices and shaped into a roll that is placed upon a rotating spit on a rotisserie . Traditional Greek GRYO is made with flat pieces of the same meats marinated and spiced placed on top of each other as they are stacked up on the rotisserie spit or placed upon a iron spit and slow roasted horizontally over hot coals
When cooked the meat is shaved into a pan with a sharp knife and placed in various breads such as Greek or Mediterranean flatbread to create a sandwich with onion's salad greens tomatoes and a sauce made from plain yogurt cucumbers lemon juice fresh dill and garlic known as Tzatziki sauce. Gyro is also piled up on platters with roasted potatoes or French fries salad and bread
Real Greek type GYRO
Good places to find this dish are Primos off Ft Hunt Rd in the Belle View center where another Greek named Jimmy owns the joint the best down the Rt one way also Pan Am Restaurant with Furman the squirrel hiding out nearby and Angies off Braddock road in Twinbrook center since so many others have closed.
Starvin Marvin starved , Annandale's old Arab joints now sell Kimchi , and all Arthur Treachers are now all gone to Ohio , Anthony's in Falls Church is still there on Annandale Road . These new sub joints just don't have the same GRYO the old Greek and Arab joints have so its good to visit Primos and others now and then , Franconia Pizza may have GYRO and Ill have to try ZOES
Good GRYO TELL US WHERE !
If you see the joint like at a crummy carnival using a old dust pan not a GYRO pan to collect the meat tell them off and get the hell out of that AO