A good Greek gyro is made with well-seasoned lamb, served inside hot pita bread, with onions, lettuce, tomato and of course, tzatziki sauce. Grape Leaf Express, at 5236 Monroe Street, serves two different kinds of gyros: chicken and lamb & beef. You'll even see the lamb & beef option rolling around on a spit machine in the open kitchen area. The restaurant also has other traditional favorites, like grape leaves and tabbouli.
While its menu does obviously lend itself toward Greek food, it also offers chicken nuggets, fries and grilled cheese. But don't order those — you can have them anywhere. Order the traditional dishes.
I'm a fan of lamb gyros, but when I saw Greek spinach pie on the menu board, I had to order it. You see, spinach pie was the very first restaurant dish I had a few months ago when I arrived in town. It's a comfort food of sorts. I don't always remember everything, but my memory seems to be selective in the fact that if there was good food involved, when I see that food again, it takes me back to a particular day.
One of the neat things about Sylvania and Sylvania Township is the amount of different restaurants. There are Irish pubs, plenty of pizza options, Italian restaurants and many cafes. So if you're thinking of a particular dish, chances are, you can probably find it.