The gyro takes its name from the motion of a motorized spit, which was invented after manual versions made chefs tired from constantly rotating their arms and fending off confused bingo players. Savor spiraling flavors with today's Groupon: for $12, you get $24 worth of Greek and American fare at Opa! Greek American Cuisine.
Opa! Greek American Cuisine's culinary team populates menu space with authentic, multicultural tastes of Greece and the United States. The tour of Greece ($17.95) showcases a sampler of the nation's edible staples that includes moussaka, dolmades, gyro meat, deep-fried chunks of the Parthenon, and pastitcio, a mélange of ground meat, pasta, and béchamel sauce. Protein whisperers charbroil a quintet of lamb chops ($16.95) and marinate juicy morsels of pork, chicken, and lamb to pair with eager pita bread in the mixed-kebab entree ($15.95). An eclectic hodgepodge of handhelds rounds out the eatery's bill of fare, occupying all four rows of teeth with large gyros ($6.25), cheeseburgers ($7.65), patty melts ($7.95), and fried-cod-fish sandwiches ($6.95).