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Where are the REAL GYROs in Hartford CT area?

Ray Mar 19, 2002 11:38 AM

I am searching for REAL GYROs. Real Gyros are made from pressed lamb carved from a spit and not from the oval prefab chicken, beef and lamb patties fine places like Tapas and Effies disappointingly try to pass off.

Do I really need to drive to New Haven? Please help.

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    rich Mar 20, 2002 11:35 AM

    southington has a place called jimmies they also have great fried whole clams

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    1. re: rich
      Ray Apr 1, 2002 10:07 AM

      I tried Jimmy's. Unfortunately the Gyro's were not "real". They used pre-fabricated beef instead of real presssed lamb. This is like offering a McRib sandwich instead of pulled pork...

      Some other items looked good though. Thanks for the tip.

      1. re: Ray
        jon May 4, 2002 11:40 AM

        I'm not a gyros expert but there is a place in the food court at The Richardson building in Downtown Hartford that serves gyros and they appear pretty authentic to me.Only open during the day.Also South Main Pizza in West Hartford which is open for Lunch and Dinner.

        1. re: jon
          Ray Jul 8, 2002 05:36 PM

          Thanks. The Gyro Place in the Richardson does in fact serve the real thing. the place on South Main Street uses pre-fab meat, though was tasty anyway.

          BTW -- I also learned that "The Gyro Place" also serves Gyros at the greek fest each year.

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      Al Dente May 21, 2002 01:27 AM

      Everybody (but me) seems to love Tapas on New Britain Ave. in West Hartford. Try calling them to find out what's in the gyros. I just don't remember and I don't know how they should taste.

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        xilinxchic Jun 13, 2002 06:30 PM

        I'm not aware of anywhere in Connecticut where you can get REAL gyros (Richardson mall won't be your place either). It's all that processed pressed stuff. If you know of someplace in New Haven to get them, let us know.

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          my9lives Mar 9, 2013 06:20 PM

          MM's Gyros on Temple St.

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