finally! good gyros in hollywood at pita on vine
i've always been disappointed in the lack of flavor in astroburger's gyro, so i'm excited to have this place close by. we found their menu on my door so hubby and i ordered a shwarma plate and a gyros plate this weekend. the gyro meat was plentiful, thickly sliced, tender and juicy, crisped around the edges and not too heavily spiced. the texture was very moist and tender. it came on a bed of average rice (nothing beats the golden, delicious chicken drippings-soaked rice of the predecessor, village chicken), with decent tzatziki and very smooth but somewhat bland hummus. this is a lebanese joint, so they have pickles but not on either of these plates which is fine because i am not a fan and it was always a bummer to order from el wazir or zankou and have your hummus all mucked up with pink juice. the shwarma was nicely spiced, not too heavy on the clove like some places, if a tad gristly, and also a generous portion. we got an order of the spicy fries as well, but they're just ok, crinkle cut frozen and not crispy enough or salted. but there are plenty of other interesting items on the menu including rotisserie chicken with "papillon" sauce which is apparently sumac based, and delivery was quick, the price is right, and everything was fresh and not heavy or greasy.
pita on vine is in the mini mall on the southwest corner of fountain and vine, near el floridita, m bar, atch kotch, and the empanada place that keeps changing names.