Unless you're serving jury duty or catching the railroad or AirTrain, you probably don't have many reasons to visit this stretch of Sutphin Boulevard in Jamaica. But if you're here with some time to kill, you can do well for yourself with this elevated gyro.
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The Lamb and Beef Gyro ($6.95) at the Hummus and Pita Co. is much more judiciously proportioned than what you'll find at most street carts around town.
Mama Gyro's pita wraps may not be destination gyros, but they're worth a visit if you're in the neighborhood, and plenty cheap to boot.
Want the comforting familiarity of a Big Mac, but the exotic ingredients of a gyro? Mama Gyro's Mama Sauce is eerily similar to the beloved Special Sauce.
GRK's gyros are a welcome lunchtime addition to the Financial District's landscape of mediocre lunches.
Astoria is a friendly, comfortable, and affordable place to live, but above all else, it's a place to eat. The fare probably isn't what you grew up with, but it doesn't take long to start eating like a true blue Greek/Italian/Egyptian/Serbian/Latin American/who knows what else. Seriously, the amount of ethnic food here is staggering. Go forth with a sense of adventure and you'll be richly rewarded with a polyglot dining scene growing in every direction at once.
Editor's note: It's been three months since we launched A Sandwich a Day, our daily look at sandwiches around New York. And with so many happy lunches behind us, we thought it was high time to look back at the...
If you live in Astoria, you are no doubt familiar with BZ Grill. If you are not familiar, let this be an introduction to one of the best sandwiches in the city. BZ Grill's pork gyros are made from actual cuts of marinated pork—not one of those rotating logs of mystery meat. The cuts are placed overnight in a mixture of Greek spices before being stacked on a spit in the morning and loaded into the gyro cooker for their slow-motion merry-go-round ride.
BZ Grill's pork gyros are made from actual cuts of marinated pork—not one of those mystery logs of rotating meat. [Photograph: Adam Kuban] That's what Zach Brooks says on Midtown Lunch. The owner of BZ Grill (my favorite gyro...