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Jul 2, 2006 09:10 PM

SPITZ: Go for the gelato, stay for the kebabs ...

80 degree evenings makes one want something cold and smooth.

So off to SPITZ in Eagle Rock where we had heard good things about the gelato.

Tried the Green Tea (nice subtle tea flavor but a bit too minty), Dark Chocolate (good rich flavor) and the Vanilla (too sweet, but good vanilla flavor. Got greedy and also had some Rasberry and Pomegranate - both were delicious.

But as were doing our tour of gelato, the strong whiff of Doner Kebabs got the best of us and before you knew it we were digging into a focacia like sandwich with chicken tzaziki and chili sauce.

A perfect way to end a gelato feast...


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  1. I went for the first time 2 days ago and I had that yummy sandwich as well, but instead of the chicken I had the thinly sliced beef/lamb (which is in the style of gyro meat). I thought the sammy was great, it tasted really fresh and the bread was pressed so thin that it didn't get in the way of the other ingredients. Ribbons of dark green lettuce, tomato, cucumber, and bell pepper slices, some tzaziki and a dash of chili sauce.

    I had mine with the seasoned fries which were nicely salted and crispy!

    Next time, I'll definitely have dessert too.

    1. I noticed on the spitz website that their sandwiches usually come with lettuce, onion and tomato but that other "garden offerings" are available... Any help as to what these options are?

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      1. re: weebie

        they didn't ask me what I wanted "garden wise" on the sandwich, but as I said before it did come with lettuce, tomato, cucumber, green bell and (now that II think about it) red onion as well.

        I eat pretty much anything, so I guess I just let them do it however they do it. THey make the sandwishes right in fron of you with just a little glas between you and the ingredients, so I guess it would be relatively easy to see what else they have.

      2. I went a couple of weeks ago and had the "Classic" which is made with the beef on the spit. I liked the sandwich but wish they offered it on pita bread which I believe is more authentic, isn't it? I loved the sweet potato fries even better than the sandwich.

        Service was glacial but the staff was very friendly.

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        1. re: SilverlakeGirl

          No, every doner kebab I've had in Germany uses bread like Spitz uses, not pita. I think they're going more for the European style doner instead of a middle eastern/greek pita sandwich.

          1. re: webb

            german doner is still for the german market. there are all kinds of breads in turkey. turkey is both european and middle eastern. that said - a german style doner kebap can be great - like a deep-dish chicago style pizza.