I dropped by Folia today for a quick lunch. I ordered my usual order - chicken gyros - and asked them how their pork gyros was selling.
They said they just added it to the menu a month ago, and so far, so go.
They offered me some of the meat to try, and I'm not one to say no to good food.
I typically wouldn't choose pork if i were getting souvlaki/gyros/grill. I tend to like what chicken and lamb do on a grill and how they marinade. So i wasn't sure what to expect from the pork gyros.
They presented me with 6 healthy nuggets of freshly-sliced pork gyros meat. The outside has a beautiful crisp char from the spices/marinade and from being in the rotisserie. i put the first bit of meat in my mouth and it was a ridiculous flavour explosion.
I'm not exaggerating when I say that it was the one of the most memorable pork dish I've tried (the others, as a quick reference, would be Chez L'ami Jean in Paris and, for local comparisons, Foxley's and Buster Rhino's ribs).
Since it opened, I've been saying that Folia Grill's one of the only worthwhile Greek-style restaurants in the Danforth. Admittedly, its based on the chicken gyros that they do to perfection (and for a great value). I may have to switch my eating allegiance to the swine side after having that sample.
If they pack the pork gyros up like they do with the chicken gyros (fries, onion, tomatoes, home-made tsatsiki wrapped in a slightly seared pita), then man, this could be dangerous. they're within walking distance, or soon-to-be rolling distance.
Price: gyros and a juice plus taxes = $10. And I am stuffed.
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