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ISO Souvlaki / Gyro truck that uses Charcoal, not gas...

Gastronomos Jun 26, 2013 07:09 AM

ISO Souvlaki / Gyro truck that uses Charcoal, not gas...

the 'old school' rolling carts, yes, but how about a truck?

please let me know if this exists..

  1. coll Jun 26, 2013 07:32 AM

    I have a feeling that charcoal on an enclosed truck would not be legal, not that I know for sure.

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    1. re: coll
      Gastronomos Jun 26, 2013 07:41 AM

      I don't know, but I do know many parks do not allow propane tanks, charcoal only for patrons and food vendors (concession stands might do differently?)

      I can try and find a cart, but I prefer a truck, if it exists. BTW, I guess I should mention that it is a Nassau County Park... in the TOH, if the license makes a diff...

      Maybe one of those LARGE carts that are at least TWICE the size of those hot dog / pretzel carts...?

      Thanks!

      1. re: Gastronomos
        coll Jun 26, 2013 07:44 AM

        Well if you find one, be sure to let us all know! It would be worth the drive to me.

    2. Sluggo1407 Jun 26, 2013 07:26 AM

      Found this with a simple google search:

      http://www.souvlakigr.com/default.html

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      1. re: Sluggo1407
        Gastronomos Jun 26, 2013 07:30 AM

        ok. does their truck use charcoal?

        1. re: Gastronomos
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          sappidus Jun 26, 2013 10:48 AM

          A little more Googling shows this:
          http://newyork.seriouseats.com/2010/0...

          [SPOILER: Apparently yes. It comes up on their Facebook page too, so.]

          1. re: sappidus
            Gastronomos Jun 26, 2013 11:00 AM

            thanks. I'll give them a call and see whats up! :-)

            1. re: Gastronomos
              coll Jun 26, 2013 11:03 AM

              This truck sounds like it is worth searching for!

              1. re: coll
                Gastronomos Jun 26, 2013 11:05 AM

                I've been to their 'restaurant' but not the truck. I will find out more about the truck when I call them... :-)

                1. re: coll
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                  sappidus Jun 26, 2013 11:09 AM

                  I've only had the pork souvlaki, which I find delicious. It is expensive for the portion, admittedly.

                  1. re: sappidus
                    Gastronomos Jun 26, 2013 11:20 AM

                    it's priced right for it scarcity alone. my friend and I enjoyed the pork souvlaki pita wrap and the fries at the 'restaurant'. the truck is probably just as special.

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