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When George Ragheb left Egypt to come to America, he didn't know he was destined to become a great gyro chef. He was planning on becoming an accountant. As soon as he took a job at a Greek restaurant, though, he discovered he had a preternatural knack for Mediterranean cooking and a keen instinct for grilling. Over the course of the following three decades, George honed his culinary skills in various restaurant kitchens, testing sauces, refining recipes, and perfecting herb combinations.
Today, George brings his expertise to Little Athens Gyro, where he folds sizzling chicken, beef, and falafel into warm Kronos pita bread and coats them in a homemade tzatziki sauce. The chef's flavorful gyros, freshly cut fries, and Mediterranean specialties have earned his restaurant consistently high ratings on Yelp. As he bustles about the kitchen, his wife and youngest son captain the dining room, cheerfully greeting customers, taking orders, and stopping falafel-ball fights with one firm wag of the finger.