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Greek food cart in Needham!

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Blumie Aug 7, 2011 05:11 PM

My daughter tells me there's a new lunch-only Greek food cart that's been setting up on A Street in Needham. Has anyone tried it yet? I think this is their website:

http://www.renulas.com/Renulas/Home.html

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    UniverseKnows Aug 9, 2011 03:02 AM

    I have tried it. The cart is pristine. It has a traditional gyro rotisserie and is more of a mobile restaurant than a cart. The chicken souvlaki on grilled pita is delicious!

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      Blumie Aug 9, 2011 10:13 AM

      I love the beef and lamb gyro at Farm Grille; I'll need to get over to the cart to see how it compares! (If nothing else, I'd expect someone serving food from a cart to be a lot more pleasant than the owner of the Farm Grill!!)

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        Scruffy The Cat Aug 9, 2011 11:23 AM

        It's probably a good sign he has a pork souvlaki. Very authentic.

        1. nsenada Aug 9, 2011 11:37 AM

          Anyone know if they are open on weekends? I'm guessing probably not.

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            Blumie Aug 9, 2011 11:51 AM

            I'd expect that area to be pretty dead on the weekends. (It strikes me as pretty dead during the week! Is there enough action in that area to sustain a quality food cart? I never really venture off of Highland Ave.)

          2. EATTV Aug 9, 2011 02:16 PM

            Go to 2nd and A in America's first industrial park then follow your nose to this happy blue and white cart serving up pork (or chicken) souvlaki skewers on pita bread with ripe tomato, red onion and rich homemade tzatziki plus a horiatiki salad all for $8. Friendly Phil dreamed up this perfect cart and had it fabricated to his specs and named it after his Mom, Renula who taught him the "fine art of Rhodian cuisine". A heavy duty grill and a rotisserie are turning out high quality and tasty Greek treats indeed and you can just see Phil is having a great time cooking and sharing this mobile Aegean fare. Also couldn't resist the chicken gyro. The breads are super fresh, extra tasty pillows and Phil and company take great care with each order. Today Renula's was out of the grape leaves but Phil promises the meat and rice dolmades will be back tomorrow and so will I.

             
             
             
             
             
             
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              SeaSide Tomato Aug 10, 2011 09:46 AM

              Oh my-that does look fabulous. Between that and Pronti Bistro down the street, this area is well served with fresh tasty chow!!

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                EATTV Aug 10, 2011 12:14 PM

                I went back for the delicious meat and rice stuffed grape leaves. At 8 for 3.50 I devoured 2 orders while chatting up Phil. He used to be the baked potato guy at downtown crossing and tells me he'll be on 2nd ave as long as the weather allows. HIs mom Renula was apparently an expert baker so look for some desserts I'll wager. "Galactic burrito please". Meanwhile check out the dolmades.

                 
                 
                 
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              LStaff Aug 10, 2011 12:14 PM

              Had the chicken souvlaki with a side salad today for lunch. It was good - and pretty fast considereing he had to grill the chicken. Seemed to be doing a pretty brisk business at 1pm from people leaving the gym. Would like to try the gyros in the future.

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