The dish on Long Island's restaurant and food scene.
House-made gyro is just one of several Hellenic specialties featured at The Greek, newly launched in Massapequa Park. The little eatery, which has only three tables, is mainly a takeout operation under the same ownership as The Good Life in Massapequa Park and The Phoenix in Seaford. Jon Cano is executive chef for all three restaurants, said co-owner Peter Mangouranes, who added that everything served except for the pita bread is made from scratch.
The gyro, Mangouranes said, is done with marinated American leg of lamb thats sliced, stacked on a spit and rotisserie-roasted before being shaved off and served on a pita sandwich ($7). Also on the menu: an appetizer of charred octopus ($13), chipotle hummus ($7), a vegetable pita made with eggplant salad, hummus, olives, mixed greens and feta ($7) and an entree of pastitsio ($13).
The Greek is at 1021 Park Blvd., Massapequa Park, 516-797-2000.
Above: Lamb gyro sandwich at The Greek in Massapequa Park