When I moved into my neighborhood, one of the first things I did was to search for a new local souvlatzidiko (restaurants offering souvlaki). Many Greeks have a personal, close bond with their souvlatzis (freely translated as souvlaki chefs), something akin to having a favorite barber or a tailor. I was searching but I could not find THE ONE. Until I read an article by the renowned chef Vasilis Kallidis, a fellow local, that listed Giorgos-Gyzi as one of his favorite places for souvlaki.
I fell in love instantly. Mouth-watering pita bread, tender chicken skewers, and strong tzatziki sauce, to name a few delicacies. Many souvlatzidika have started adding more “modern” ingredients in their souvlaki, such as lettuce or yellow sauce. But Giorgos-Gyzi keeps things simple, fresh, and tasty. You can eat your food at their place or get your souvlakia delivered to your home. I love the fact that they have always included short poems on their food packaging. I truly believe good food is a form of high art and should be enjoyed as such.