Maras Gyros & GrillOct 28th, 2012 | By Peter Minakis | Category: Beer, Danforth, Featured, Greek Grill, Greek Wine, Meat, Talk Toronto
A friend of mine told that a new Gyro joint opened on the Danforth and I immediately headed into Greektown to check this new spot. After a spate of Greek shops having closed, this news made me smile. I’m optimistic.
Maras Gyro & Grill is located on the south side of the Danforth, just west of Logan. The space is clean, newly renovated and the owner Christos (Maras) insistes everything on the menu is housemade. Like the name of the shop, the focus is Gyro – both pork and chicken and they also offer both varities of meat in souvlaki form.
Souvlaki on a stick, Gyro on a vertical rotisserie. Maras’ pork is made of pork butt and the chicken comes for leg and thigh meat You won’t get any of that “Chicago style” mystery meat here. Greek food has morphed into many things outside of Greece – some good, some bad. Forget that mystery-meat crap. Gyro in Greece is made of real, identifiable meat and that’s what Maras offers.
The pork tastes like pork and the chicken tastes like chicken, seasoned well but not with too much spices to cover up the meat. With pork butt and chicken leg and thigh used for both Gyro and souvlaki…you’re gonna get juicy, succulent meat.
The fries are hand cut on the premise and fried to order. The Tzatziki is made daily with strained Greek yogurt, garlic, wine vinegar, olive oil and some dill.
If I haven’t convinced you to head over to Maras yet, head over to try one of the many alcoholic, non-alcoholic beverages imported from Greece. There’s Ivi soft drinks, still and sparkling water, Greek wine.
Maras is located at 467 Danforth Ave., near Chester subway and open daily. Call for hours at 416-778-6880.
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