The pronunciation of the word "gyro" is debatable, and mumbling it with a mouth full of meat can make arguments turn into pita-glove boxing matches. Settle the argument on speechlessly good gyros with today's Groupon: for $8, you get $16 worth of Mediterranean eats at Sami's Gyros in Tempe.
Sami's menu heralds the signature gyro, layered in generous cuts of tomatoes and onions under a phonetically perplexing complexion of freshly made tzatziki sauce ($5.75). Pita-piped falafel sandwiches with lettuce, tomatoes, and tahini ($5.50) are also available, as well as a sextet of dolmas, grape leaves packed with rice, dill, lemon juice, and spices ($4.25). Experience unexpected, yet geographically logical, Mediterranean flavors such as an italian beef with sweet bell peppers ($6.95) or the imported Chicago–style Vienna Beef hot dogs loaded with the works ($3.95). Drop in for lunch, or carry out to warm up your biceps for falafel juggling.
There are two distinct sides to the menu at Sami's Gyros: Greek specialties, and Chicago-style favorites. Representing the Greek side, Sami's serves up ultra-fresh Mediterranean fare, from tender stuffed grape leaves to freshly sliced gyro meat piled into warm, pillowy pitas. Back in the kitchen, chefs grill cuts of tender, marinated chicken and assemble combo plates with basmati rice, salad, and fresh tzatziki sauce. Those in the mood for a Midwestern-style meal can choose from Windy City staples such as the thinly sliced italian beef sandwich with grilled onions and peppers, or the original cheeseburger.