A couple of weeks ago when my in-laws were visiting, they watched our 6 year old so my husband and I could go out for dinner. We had a hard time deciding on what restaurant to try, but finally settled on Taverna. Taverna is a local Greek restaurant. The parking lot was packed when we drove by, so I figured it had to be good, right? Gyros are one of our favorites, we just don’t have very many opportunities to have them. I am going to have to do some research to see if they can be done well at home. The menu had a Gyro Sandwich or a Gyro Platter (as well as many other Greek options) to choose from. The server said the platter had more meat, and came with grilled zucchini and a different potato than the fries the sandwich came with. So 2 platters it was!
First off, the portions were HUGE! Second, it was amazing! The meat was so tender and flavorful. I can’t wait to go back. I didn’t intend this to be a restaurant review, just back story. So anyway, after we both ate way more than we needed to, we got a box to bring home the leftovers. We came home with at least a pound of meat, and a couple containers of sauce. I threw the meat in the freezer so we could have Gyros later in the week. I had been eying Pita’s for awhile, and this was the perfect excuse to try them!
The Pitas were super easy, I was surprised how quickly they came together. They were much softer than the store bought ones. I am sure I will be making these over store bought ones again! This time I used all white flour, but next time I think I will do 1/2 regular, 1/2 whole wheat to see how they turn out. I sauteed the leftover meat, and this made one quick, amazing dinner!