(Bad picture of good sandwich)
WHERE IT IS: 1026 E. McMillan St. in Walnut Hills, just past the Kroger.
WHAT I ATE: The regular gyro sandwich (they also have a chicken gyro), which comes with saratoga chips and a pickle spear.
HOW IT WAS: Very good. The meat is lamb/beef and is not too salty, which is a gyro risk (example: the gyro at the Diner on Elm-- under the previous owner-- was decent but so salty I felt thirsty for hours afterwards). The meat was tasty and didn't have any little "seeds" or "pebbles" that can accompany sub-standard gyro meat.
The gyro was topped with lettuce, red onion and sliced tomato in generous portions. The tzatziki was thick and creamy (in contrast to Sebastian's which is liquidy). I'm sure they use Greek yogurt which is 102% fat but definitely the way to go.
The chips were also good.
SERVICE: This deserves a special mention since I have been to Parkside three times and had three different servers. Each time I received friendly, courteous service with a smile. Either they all genuinely like working there or they are all on anti-depressants.
PRICE: With tax, $5.27
CONCLUSION: Gyro fans should explore the gyro at Parkside Cafe. Parking is convenient and free in their lot.
The building that watched me eat a gyro