Saturday, January 28, 2006

Parthenon Restaurant

I have never had a gyro. Well, I think I had one at the Greek Festival in Saginaw when I was about 12, but it was so nasty I took one bite... and it's possible that it was something else authenticly Greek but prepared for a crowd of thousands. Anyway, Nate was pretty shocked that I'd never had a gyro, so he made it our mission to go to the Parthenon (corner of Main and Liberty, not in Greece) for gyros. I was pleasantly surprised at how good it was. The meat was really peppery, and was in these crazy long very thinly sliced strips, instead of chunks, which is what I was expecting, and there was a delightful yogurt sauce that added a nice cool flavor. Also, the pitas were excellent - thick and chewy. The Greek salad was the best I've ever had, and I love me some Greek salad. To the Parthenon, I say OPA!

Parthenon - B+

5 comments:

Timmy D said...

Mmmm... at the Athens Greek restaurant in Mansfield, they've got the spit right behind a bar and they just shave you off those long thin strips when you order. I'm so happy you enjoyed your gyro!

just me said...

Amanda's great-grandfather was Greek.

amanda's brother said...

I saw the meat-on-a-spit thing in Madison once, and it turned me off on gyros forever. Ick.

Chargenda said...

You get an F for never having had one.

Bethro said...

I love gyros! There's a place called Blackwoods here, and they make great ones. Sure beats the hamburger helper I had for lunch . . . .