Review Preview: South Grand Gyro Express

Sep 21, 2009 at 9:15 am

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This week, in the final review before our annual Best of St. Louis issue, I visit South Grand Gyro Express, which is located (shockingly!) at 5622 South Grand Boulevard. Catch a sneak peak of my review after the jump.

The gyro at South Grand Gyro Express is served wrapped in paper so that you can eat it while you walk down the street or, God help us, drive back to your office. But I don't see how either is possible unless your hands are as big as dinner plates and you wear some kind of trough around your waist to catch all of the meat falling from the sandwich. Soft, lightly chewy pita bread is piled high with beef and lamb sliced thinly from the vertical spit whose continuous slow spinning gives the gyro its name -- from the Greek verb for "to turn" -- as well as lettuce, tomato, cucumber, onion, crumbled feta and a tart yogurt-cucumber sauce. Eating it with a fork and knife is difficult enough.
Check the RFT restaurant page tomorrow afternoon or come back here Wednesday morning to see what I think.