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Re: greek food

Postby NullDevice » Tue Oct 27, 2009 6:52 pm

rabble wrote:I'm claiming that in my own experience, Greeks make them better than Hispanics or Caucasians do. Does that count?


I dunno, those Armenians make a mean gyros.
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Re: greek food

Postby rabble » Wed Oct 28, 2009 11:29 am

NullDevice wrote:
rabble wrote:I'm claiming that in my own experience, Greeks make them better than Hispanics or Caucasians do. Does that count?


I dunno, those Armenians make a mean gyros.

Names. Specifics. Address. Or I'm calling shenanigans. Armenians don't make a gyro any better than Aguascalientes.
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Re: greek food

Postby fruitcake » Fri Jan 01, 2010 9:36 pm

Well, after reading this thread, I had a serious gyro craving. My husband and I googled 'gyros in Madison' and found some positive posts about Gyro House on Verona Rd. We were surprised to drive up to the place and discover that it shares space with a gas station, but we drove through and left with 2 gyros, fries, and extra tzatziki sauce. All of it was hot and delicious! Thirteen bucks for an unexpectedly great meal for two. Wow. Try it.
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Re: greek food

Postby Nina T » Fri Jul 02, 2010 10:39 am

The Athens take out restaurant on Willow Rd (a/k/a Trader Gus's in a Conoco gas station) off Highway 113 serves a fabulous gyros. Unfortunately, their outlet on Monroe St that is co-located with Pizza Extreme is horrible. The campus gryos is greasy, cold, lacks the normal veggies and is much smaller than what is served at Trader Gus's. The employees also have a lot of attitude. Don't waste your money on their inferior gyros.
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Re: greek food

Postby cute hat » Tue Aug 17, 2010 12:31 am

What about Greek food that goes beyond gyros? I'd like to go someplace that serves saganaki, for instance.
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Re: greek food

Postby QuantumWeaver » Tue Aug 17, 2010 1:07 pm

For anything beyond a gyro you won't find it around here. Head to Chicago where there are some great Greek places to eat.
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Re: greek food

Postby TheBookPolice » Tue Aug 17, 2010 1:10 pm

QuantumWeaver: The unexamined life is not worth dousing in liquor and setting on fire.

Atlantis Taverna in Sun Prairie has saganaki.
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Re: greek food

Postby LargeMarge » Tue Aug 17, 2010 2:08 pm

cute hat wrote:What about Greek food that goes beyond gyros? I'd like to go someplace that serves saganaki, for instance.


I have had saganaki at Opa on State Street and Plaka Taverna on Wilson Street. It's not on the menu at Plaka; I had to ask them to make it. I enjoyed it at both places.
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Re: greek food

Postby cute hat » Tue Aug 17, 2010 4:29 pm

Atlantis looks really good from their menu. Thanks!
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Re: greek food

Postby cute hat » Sun May 15, 2011 9:25 pm

I finally ate at Atlantis. Nothing in Madison compares in regard to Greek food, and the meal was a great value. $52 for two rounds of drinks, appetizer and two entrees. I had one of their nightly specials: a fisherman's stew with mussels, fish, langostino and shrimp. Try this place if you like Greek.
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Re: greek food

Postby Huckleby » Sun May 15, 2011 9:43 pm

towanda wrote:Where can one find a good falafel sandwich?


Campus Biryani & Gyros, 1437 Regent Street

Excellent falafel and gyros. Owner is from Morocco. His lamb dinner is excellent, btw. The place is kinda dingy, with Al Jazeera English blasting on the TV. But the food is tasty.
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Re: greek food

Postby kissyfish » Tue May 17, 2011 3:33 pm

I used to go to a breakfast place in boystown chicago. (wrigleyville/halstead).

They had an ommelette on the menu called the Jackie-O, it had greek sausage in it.

Get it!


HAHAHAHAHA

I always thought that was funny
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Re: greek food

Postby Petro » Wed May 18, 2011 1:15 pm

kissyfish wrote:I used to go to a breakfast place in boystown chicago. (wrigleyville/halstead).

They had an ommelette on the menu called the Jackie-O, it had greek sausage in it.

Get it!


HAHAHAHAHA

I always thought that was funny


The real killer is the Jackie-O skillet.

It's served on a vintage Cadillac hubcap with a small side of sesos slathered on it.
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Re: greek food

Postby Goober McTuber » Fri May 20, 2011 1:22 pm

People’s Bakery (next to Bub’s Burgers across from the East Side Shopping Center) makes an excellent gyro sandwich for $4.50. They also make a shitload of outstanding donuts.
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Re: greek food

Postby rabble » Fri May 20, 2011 1:26 pm

Goober McTuber wrote:People’s Bakery (next to Bub’s Burgers across from the East Side Shopping Center) makes an excellent gyro sandwich for $4.50. They also make a shitload of outstanding donuts.

I've stopped in for a donut a couple times but was a little leery of the gyro, expecting one of those frozen heat-em-up things.

I'm willing to give it a try next time.
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