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Davod's

I tried Davod's today at lunch. It's mostly a store, with lots of spices, canned/jarred goods, hookahs and some cookware, and a small refrigerated/frozen section. In the back is an order window and three 2-person tables.

The owners are friendly, and I thought the food was decent, but it didn't stand out in any way. With 4 paper-thin slices of beef & lamb 'loaf', I thought my gyro was a bit light on the meat. It was a little more expensive than Sarah's, Pars Deli, etc. A gyro, a piece of baklava and water came to $10.71 before any tip. I did like the grilled onions in the Gyro.

Website: http://davodsmediterranean.com (LOL, the site has changed since lunch even!)

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  1. I'm still partial to Mediterranean Chef if i want a gyro north of downtown. They will saute your gyro meat in sriracha sauce if you ask for it spicy.

    Phonecia is always reliable when i remember to go.

    Halal Bros over by campus is pretty tasty too. a little different presentation wise but same flavor profile.

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    1. re: ieathereforeiam

      My choice in this area (Anderson Mill & 183) would be Shandeez Grill.

    2. oh man, i really wanted this place to be good.

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      1. re: dinaofdoom

        I'm not ready to write the place off yet-- I'll go back sometime and try a kabob and the hummus (they were out of hummus today) and see what a mediterranean samosa is like. Maybe there is a sweet spot in there somewhere. I look forward to seeing what other folks think as they try it as well.

      2. went today, and was bummed. this is what you get for the $10 chicken kebab. it took almost 40 minutes. the disarray is from it shifting on the car ride home :-)

        considering this is a pretty to-go place, and 3 other people were served while i was waiting, this doesn't bode well.

        i had plenty of time to peruse the small market. they had some interesting looking labne and feta, plus a ton of halal stuff (including "breakfast beef", a.k.a. as non-pork bacon).

         
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        1. re: dinaofdoom

          Wow. Even the potato place in the Lakeline Mall food court turns out a better kebab plate than that-- and does so for a couple dollars less. Sorry your lunch was lame, but we appreciate the heads-up and the pic. If I find myself craving Mediterranean food in that area, I'm sticking with Shandeez Grill.

          1. re: tori_atx

            Try Peace Bakery on Lamar and Braker. The chicken kabob.

            1. re: slowcoooked

              slowcooked, i intend to, but it's out of the way for me so will require a special trip.

              this was one of those situations where i was out running errands in the neighborhood so swung by on the way back to work.

            2. re: tori_atx

              yeah, i'm eating low glycemic for health reasons, so all that rice was a waste. and i hate raw onions, so there goes more than half the plate. the chicken and grilled tomatoes were decent enough. i wish it came with a small side salad or more veg.

              i liked shandeez when i went a few times, but we brought some friends and they still bitch about how they hated it. more for me!

          2. Y'all know this, but if I want a gyro, Milto's is the one to beat.

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            1. re: amysuehere

              i was really excited when i saw the sign ages ago because there's not a ton of stuff in this area, and it seemed like it was going to be an interesting place. although tino's isn't my favorite, they are catty corner, and have more value.