Just a few years ago, I didn’t even know how to pronounce “gyro.” Now I’m eating them. And loving them. And wondering why I waited so long to try one. That last part is easy to figure out — there wasn’t any place to get a gyro in the River Valley. Not that I was aware of, anyway.
But now we have Foodies Gyro Fusion, a restaurant that offers Greek cuisine and much of it with a decidedly American twist. Take the Olympus fries for example. It’s a big plate mounded to overflowing with seasoned fries and your choice of meat (we had chicken) covered in shredded cheddar cheese, diced tomatoes, lettuce, cucumber, sautéed onions and drizzled with tzatziki sauce.
For a more familiar option, you could order a burger, a thick patty of locally grown beef (Foodies takes pride in using all of the local ingredients that they can), topped a few different ways. There’s the American, the maybe even more “American” bacon cheeseburger, the mushroom Swiss, and, of course, a Greek version.
Or, you could go as Greek as you can and get a gyro. That’s our suggestion. Your choice of lamb, falafel, beef, or chicken done up in a 10 different ways.
It’s all delicious. It’s all fresh. It’s all as local as possible. And correct pronunciation is not required. After all, it’s Greek to us here in the River Valley.