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Athens Gyros

In a word: The best in convenience store cuisine.

The specs: #0265
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JM ate the gyros plate with fries.
Nichole ate the grilled cheese sandwich, Greek pasta salad, and karidopita.
The bill was $17, or $8.50/person, plus tip.
JM gave Athens Gyros a B+; Nichole gave Athens Gyros an A- (see our grading rubric).

Athens Gyros hit the Westport dining scene and was well-received by reviewers right away. The place has a good pedigree, so we weren't surprised that it was as good as they said it would be.

Athens dinner

JM's gyros plate was a veritable mountain of meat. There was meat underneath the meat that normally comes underneath the meat. The homemade tzatziki was creamy and delicious, and helped with the odd dry slice.

Pasta saladNichole wanted to try something basic, and the grilled cheese turned out to be perfect. Straight-up cheddar on white bread had the ideal crunch and melt. It was very satisfying. Though Deli Delicious (practically next door) makes a killer grilled cheese with tomato and basil, Athens' is more like the platonic ideal.

The sides were fine: pasta salad not unlike what you'd find at a Copps, and a nice crunchy pickle. It was the golden karidopita, or walnut cake, that really won Nichole's heart. Think spice cake drenched in glowing honey:


In the end, JM wasn't sure he'd make a special trip for a meal at Athens, but then, he's not a big fan of Greek food. Nichole would recommend it as a great place to grab a different sort of picnic lunch if you're headed to Governor Nelson State Park.


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"platonic ideal," eh?


ANOTHER location opening!! 23 Glacier Edge Square, Cross Plains WI

I recently went to their cart on Library Mall. The $5 gyro was very good - a few french fries underneath a big, tender pile of meat, really ripe Romas, and oregano-spiked yogurt sauce from a 3-tipped squeeze bottle that I really hope is nicknamed Cerberus.

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