By Stevette Hay @ForkNotes
Put down those latkes and take a break from your holiday shopping. Let’s dip a toe into international waters and check out the newest addition to the Coral Springs dining scene. Gyromania Grill, in the Turtle Crossing Plaza is open and ready to whet your appetite.
Being Greek, my palate can be pretty hard to please when it comes to my favorite cuisine. So upon my arrival, I wasn’t sure what to expect. Can I say, my yai yai spoiled me? As I parked, I thought, “Greek-style fast food? How authentic could it be?”
Once I caught a whiff of the intoxicating scent permeating through the air, I couldn’t think about anything other than what I was going to sink my teeth in to.
This unassuming little restaurant is nestled in a neighborhood, with no shortage of fast-casual eateries. It distinguishes itself by serving specialties like Dolmades (stuffed grape leaves), Fried Squid, Souvlaki, Steak, Shrimp, Salmon, Lamb Chops, and of course Gyros.
The bursting pita-wrapped sandwiches come in 11 varieties. There are 13 different platters served with your choice of 2 sides (Greek salad, Lemon Potatoes, Fries, or Rice), Spanakopita (spinach pie) and one of my favorites; Moussaka.
Gyromania also serves salads, burgers, homemade desserts, beer, wine, and gourmet coffee.
Needless to say, their menu has something to please every palate.
With a glass of wine in one hand and a fork in the other I was ready to begin. I had the pleasure of starting my meal off with the traditional Gyros topped with fresh cucumber, tomatoes, onions, and tangy tzatziki. The sliced to order beef/ lamb combo was seasoned perfectly and I couldn’t get enough of their tzatziki.
My next venture was the lamb chop platter. The chops were rich, juicy, cooked perfectly and completely out-shined a version I tried at another local Greek restaurant. The lemon potatoes, slightly crispy on the surface, carried a delightful flavor of extra virgin olive oil, lemon, and fresh oregano…what more could a Greek girl ask for?
The third plate my fork had the pleasure of diving in to was the Athenian Shrimp. The owner, Peter Alexopoulos, recommended this dish and I thank him for doing so. These tasty skewers are grilled, then topped with roasted tomatoes and melted feta cheese. Yum!
My grand finale was homemade baklava and kourabiethes (almond cookies). Both desserts were magnificent and would easily pair with any of the coffee drinks offered on the menu.
Kudos to the staff at Gyromania Grill!
If you are looking for a budget-friendly Mediterranean meal, look no further than Gyromania Grill, it truly is a scrumptious haven for all. Head on over and welcome the owner, Peter, to the neighborhood.
Tell him Coral Springs Talk sent you and let me know what you think!Gyromania 5760 Wiles Rd on the SW corner of Wiles Road and 441 (954) 345-4511 Hours
Mon – Sat: 10:00 am – 10:00 pm
Sun: 11:00 am – 10:00 pm
$2.95 – $15.95
American Express, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Beer & Wine
Yes, and it will be expanding soon
5760 Wiles Rd
on the SW corner of Wiles Road and 441
- Stevette Balllog, formally from Chicago has been living in Broward County for 15 years. She has a B.S. in Culinary Management from the Art Institute of Fort Lauderdale and is owner of the Fork Notes Blog. She loves to travel all over the US in search of the best food, wine and craft beer, and she loves to cook. If you have an idea for a restaurant for her to review, please contact her at firstname.lastname@example.org follow her on Twitter at @Forknotes
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