Sunday, September 11, 2011

Madness…? This is Sparti's Gyros!

The spanakopita at Sparti’s Gyros – with locations in Kenosha and Racine, Wisconsin, and Coralville, Iowa – is slightly reminiscent in portion size to the abysmal spinach pie I had tried to consume at some cheap gyro joint in Chicago last September [see blog post]. However, Sparti’s offering does have flavor. The phyllo has some crispiness and the spinach is quite moist, but the feta was wan.

It’s not the most appetizing presentation for the hummus with pita. The hummus is pretty average. If the pita had been warmed before serving I could not tell, for placing the cool hummus atop the pita imparted an undesirable chill.

The gyro chili was an about face from the previous dishes and impressed me more than I expected. Made with finely chopped and ground gyro meat, chopped green peppers, onions, tomatoes, and pinto and red kidney beans. The spices start off rather mild, but build up with each spoonful. Pass on saltines, order a side of pita and dip it in the juices. It's quite good.

And lastly the Sparti Dog. It's a hot dog! It's a gyro! Goodness gracious, it’s both! On a super soft poppy seed bun with tomatoes, onions and gobs of ultra-creamy tzatziki, this pairing of hot dog and sliced gyro meat is insanely decadent and delicious.

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