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Gyros in Arlington?

ChocoHound Sep 28, 2006 08:12 PM

Any recommendations? Preferrably with chicken options in addition to regular gyros. I also love good tzaziki. Thanks.

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    Jamie D Sep 29, 2006 07:31 PM

    ding ding ding you are correct! you win the everlasting respect of fellow hounds, congratulations!

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      bacchante Sep 30, 2006 04:47 PM

      Quiz part 2: Where did the original 5 guys get their buns?

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        Jamie D Oct 2, 2006 07:41 PM

        I, for one, give up, tell us where! thx

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          bacchante Oct 2, 2006 10:39 PM

          There was a bakery next door that made the buns for them. The name escapes me right now, but it was one of those old fashioned places that appeared to have been there since the 50's.

          I thought they had gone out of business, but seems to me that I saw something about a bakery of the same name somewhere in Alexandria. I think I'll put out a post asking this question.

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            MikeR Oct 2, 2006 10:45 PM

            That would be Brenner's. They were in the same shopping center at Glebe Road and Columbia Pike when 5 Guys was there.

            I went to Thomas Jefferson Jr. high school (now some sort of community center) with the son of the owner, who was always a good touch when we were having a bake sale.

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              bacchante Oct 3, 2006 12:57 AM

              yep, that was it. Thanks.

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      Jamie D Sep 29, 2006 06:59 PM

      I like the gyros at Mom's Pizza, in the Westmont Shopping Center at Glebe and Columbia Pike. bigger and juicier than Attila's down the street.
      Quiz time!
      this same shopping center was home to the first location, in the late 80s, of a now-famous local restaurant chain. it no longer occupies the spot between the auto-parts store and the Boston Market. can YOU name the restaurant? have fun kids!

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        Bill4242 Sep 29, 2006 07:28 PM

        Ooh, ooh, I know! Five Guys?

        What do I win?

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        wayne keyser Sep 29, 2006 06:04 AM

        Athens, 3541 CARLIN SPRINGS RD (behind Toys R Us) Bailey's Crossroads, just across Rte 7 into Alexandria - I love the french fries as well.

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          ooroger Sep 29, 2006 04:30 AM

          Two Chefs on the corner of Wilson and N. George Mason is good also.

          1. Bill4242 Sep 28, 2006 08:40 PM

            Attila's (both on the Pike and in Court House) has good gyros (especially their chicken ones).

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              chesapeake72000 Sep 29, 2006 07:48 PM

              I went to Attila's on Columbia Pike specifically for the chicken gyro and was very disappointed. I am anxious to try a few of these other suggestions. Though far from Arlington, Annapolis has a place with good chicken gyros -- Chris Charcoal Pit on West Street.

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