from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A gyroscope.
- n. A gyrocompass.
- n. A sandwich made usually of sliced roasted lamb, onion, and tomato on pita bread.
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- n. A gyroscope, gyrocompass or autogyro.
- n. A style of Greek sandwich commonly filled with grilled meat, tomato, onions, and tzatziki sauce.
This usually happens more often when you go to a cart late in the day, but Miss Softee assured me that his gyro is always crispy.
But the pork gyro is excellent; the lamb shank and orzo is heavenly, even the pita bread is unusually good.
Real greek gyro is left alone, rotated and cooked on the actualspit; cut off in slices * only* when it has become dark on the outside.
Everything is Lebanese style, so the spicesare going to bedifferent than the shwarma at an Israeli place, or the gyro from a Greek place.
Also just to kinda clarify the difference between authentic Greek gryo and what isn’t … depending on who you ask and where they are from, “Authentic” Greek gyro is sometimes refered to as being Donner, which is usually Pork and/or Lamb that has been pounded out thin, and marinated and then put layered onto a vertical spit and then roasted on the gryo cookers we love to drool over.
I don’t know about Chicken Gyros … but a real honest to goodness Greek gyro is something I have yet to find in Midtown-andI’m not talking aboutthe gyro they serve on the halal carts.
Chopped up chicken and lamb aka gyro meat, over rice, with a little pita, and some salad, topped off with a heavy handed squirt of creamy white sauce, and a dab of spicy red sauce.
A doner kebab turned out to be the same kind of pita sandwich Americans call a gyro, only instead of yogurt sauce, the lamb strips, lettuce, and tomatoes were topped with mayonnaisy coleslaw and a thin “chili” sauce with a definite bite.
By the time she got back to her room, her long black heavy dress was weighing her down and she knew that even though it was midnight she had to be up at six A.M. for breakfast with a politician, then at seven she was to see something called a gyro compass laboratory.
Thus, Mike Hensley, I and a couple of others founded the agency that would eventually become the North American foundation of the global ideas shop known as gyro.
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