October 30, 2014

WRR: Greek City Grill

Sometimes I feel like if I’ve seen one gyro from a Greek themed fast food joint, I’ve seen them all.

Not that it’s a bad thing. They just all look alike…you know? Maybe there is a school that gyro makers all attend,  a school that teaches a standardized gyro. Burgers seem to have a little variation, at least, whether it’s the size of the patty, the type of bun, what kind of lettuce (shredded or not), onions (sautéed or fresh), cheese, mushrooms (hold them, please), or bacon (more, please).

But the gyros? They all look the same.

And I’m ok with that. As long as they taste like a gyro.

Latest contestant in that contest (to taste like a gyro) is the Greek City Grill. Two words to describe my experience there: Mission Accomplished.

The gyro was sliced lamb meat in a traditional white sauce on a warm and freshly baked pita. The meat was tasty and broke apart easily, but tasted like it had been cooked just a bit longer than necessary. Just barely, and it wouldn’t deter me from returning. The tomatoes and onions were fresh, but the white sauce was applied perhaps more liberally than I would have liked, and I ended up cleaning a lot of it off of my fingers.

Now, I ordered fries with my meal, just because I was hot off a work-out, and I didn’t want to lose all those calories. (I mean, I worked hard to put on those extra ten pounds, and I’m not letting them go without a fight). Much to my surprise, the fries were of the especially crispy variety, yet not so that they were burnt. I found myself eating them down to the last one.

While the Greek City Grill looks as much like a sports bar (sans bar) as a greasy finger, but there’s at least one unique aspect that sets it apart from other fast Greek eats in Salt Lake Valley, and that’s how clean it was. Not that I’ve ever had a problem with visiting a dive or two for a good burger…I’m just sayin’ that it was clean.

How does it rate?

Food: 7/10 (7 is my average)
Service: 7/10 (no waiting)
Atmosphere: 7/10 (with all the T.V.s set to football games, I’d grab lunch there any day of the week)

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About Daniel Burton

Daniel Burton lives in Salt Lake County, Utah, where he practices law by day and everything else by night. You can follow him on his blog PubliusOnline.com where he muses on politics, the law, books and ideas. He is active on social media, Republican politics, and has been named to PoliticIt’s list of the “Top-50 Utah Political Opinion Leaders” on Twitter. You can reach him directly at dan.burton@gmail.com

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