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best gyro is astoria???


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best gyro is astoria???

astoriaboy | | Sep 16, 2004 02:02 AM

for years when asked where to find the best best gyro in astoria, i would point people in the direction of romano's on broadway...i won't be doing that anymore -- not as long as anna's corner is still in business and making sandwiches like the one i had tonight...

for a while now, i have been passing by anna's corner (c'ner of 31st & 23rd ave) noticing the good-looking donner spits that they have going...tonight i finally tried's listed on the menu as "donner pork kebab in pita" $5.50 it's a little pricier than most typical gyros, and they're a little smaller, too...but, don't let that be a problem for you, because this sandwich is so much better than any gyro i can remember having...

wonderfully moist and tender pork...beautifully grilled pita...thinly sliced purple onions and ripe tomatoes...fresh herbs and spices infusing the already heavenly mixture of juices and tzatziki with even more flavor...

i don't hear all that much about this place, here on the board, and i don't know what else they do right or wrong...but, this sandwich is something else...and the chicken donner looks great, too...if you're a souvlaki person, they have them, too -- pork and lamb...i doubt that i'll be trying those anytime soon, though...i can't imagine that i'll be able to resist this pork donner enough to order anything else there...

as this was the first time i've been to anna's corner, i can't speak to their consistency, but i enjoyed the sandwich so much that i couldn't help but share my experience with you all and risk a premature coronation of a new gyro king...but, whatever...tonight, i was in gyro heaven! ;)


ps...another greek place that i have tried once and have very high hopes for is philoxenia on 23rd ave and 26th far, i have only had one dish (greek meatballs), but the home-style cooking and vibe (philoxenia means hospitality) have me already thinking (*hoping*) that this is the greek mina's...we shall see

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