- Steven Stern
Has anyone been to Gyroland yet(reviewed by Robert Sietsema in the Voice about a month back)? I stopped in the other night for a quick bite and it seems promising.
I had an adana kebab sandwich that was pretty good, though not spicy enough--good fresh lamb flavor, great yogurt sauce. What blew me away though, was the red lentil soup. Rich meat stock, complex spicing--it was as good as anything I've had in Turkey. Great homemade sesame bread, too. I want to go back with a group and try more things--the mezze have gotten good reviews (from Irene Sax, I think, as well as Sietsema), and judging by the bread, seems like the pide and lamacun should be awesome.
Right now, the crowd seems like it's mostly Police Academy people getting gyro sandwiches to go (tragic that a Turkish place has to call their doner "gyro" to get business, no?). Might need a few chowhounds to go and find out what the kitchen does best.
It's on 2nd Ave. btwn 18th & 19th.