Gyros downtown DC
In the Penn Quarter, have not had any luck and my co-worker has a jones. Any suggestions?
Nope. Nothing in Penn Quarter. Port of Pireaus on 12th had decent gyros last I checked. Taverna the Greek Islands on Capitol Hill are decent as well, but they're not in Penn Quarter.
Forget the Chinese/pizza carryouts. Almost all got rid of their gyro spits and replaced them with this nasty pre-sliced gyro "product" that has the texture of bologna, except grey with little black flecks in. Beyond vile. If you don't see a rotating gyro, turn around and leave.
My favorite spot for gyros in the area is the kabob place in the food court at 13th and F, near Metro Center (which may be just outside of Penn Quarter, but the boundaries are kind of fuzzy).
They cut the gyro meat from a rotating spit. The best part is that the bread for the gyros is the naan they make for their kabobs, made fresh in their tandoori oven. Yum!
(For clarification, this is in the Eat at National Place food court)
I've been there too and enjoyed it twice--once the Gyro and once the Chicken Kebabs. Wonderful bread, a generous helping of meat, and rice and salad to go along with it. Definitely a hearty lunch and a satisfying early dinnner (they close at 6, I believe). I think this is one of the better food court values. And it's better than most other food court "entrees" I've had anywhere else.