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Georgie V's Greek Feast, the giant metal gyros in Northbrook
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  • Post #31 - May 17th, 2010, 9:33 am
    Post #31 - May 17th, 2010, 9:33 am Post #31 - May 17th, 2010, 9:33 am
    LAZ wrote:I really do wonder how they got away with building this place with such inadequate parking.



    It was a boarded up former Shell station for about 5 years. I believe the village was desperate to have anything in the place. A little too desperate if you ask me.
  • Post #32 - May 17th, 2010, 11:48 am
    Post #32 - May 17th, 2010, 11:48 am Post #32 - May 17th, 2010, 11:48 am
    Cathy2 wrote:Hi,

    I stopped by Greek Feast to show a friend it's landmarkedness. There is a new sign on the door: After 6 pm, you may park in the 5th/3rd Bank across the street (Dundee Road).

    The signage advising your car will towed if you park in adjacent lots are now down. I imagine it is still true, though it probably didn't offer the cheeriest first impression.

    Regards,


    So...do you get run over like a dog in the street before you get your grub from Greek Feast or after? I do like the food, but I passed on it last week when I saw multiple cars trying to get in the parking lot about 6:45 PM.

    That's a nasty intersection. I guess they all are...
  • Post #33 - May 17th, 2010, 12:12 pm
    Post #33 - May 17th, 2010, 12:12 pm Post #33 - May 17th, 2010, 12:12 pm
    HI,

    I don't like having to cross Dundee Road. I simply reported what they now suggest. At the very least, they are seeking some relief.

    Maybe they should send a worker out there with a big orange flag to escort people across the street. I saw this done on Connecticut Ave, NW in Washington, DC last summer. Once drivers saw the flag they stopped, pedestrians were able to walk across the street. They had buckets at both ends collecting these flags. The first time I was there, I didn't understand the system or the need for flags. It was taking your life in your hands to cross the street.

    Regards,
    Cathy2

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  • Post #34 - May 20th, 2010, 10:27 am
    Post #34 - May 20th, 2010, 10:27 am Post #34 - May 20th, 2010, 10:27 am
    Cathy2 wrote:I don't like having to cross Dundee Road. I simply reported what they now suggest. At the very least, they are seeking some relief.

    Maybe they should send a worker out there with a big orange flag to escort people across the street.

    That will likely happen ... after somebody gets hurt crossing the street.
  • Post #35 - May 20th, 2010, 2:14 pm
    Post #35 - May 20th, 2010, 2:14 pm Post #35 - May 20th, 2010, 2:14 pm
    The last couple of times I have been at this intersection, I have seen a surprising amount of pedestrians. There are a number of neighborhoods close by and with the DQ right there, I have to guess they get a little foot traffic. Not to say it is ideal, but given the ordeal I went through trying to find a space while just picking up a takeout order last time I was there, the bank parking is a big help.
  • Post #36 - June 1st, 2010, 6:16 pm
    Post #36 - June 1st, 2010, 6:16 pm Post #36 - June 1st, 2010, 6:16 pm
    Well, I had my first and last visit here this evening. I had my 13 year old nephew over for a few hours and he had a hankering for gyros. Even though I had read the previous comments about this place, I figure I'd give it a shot.

    Getting in their parking lot at 5:30 was a breeze. However, I did see people walking over from the lot next door. No signs of Lincoln Towing lurking in the shadows. :twisted:

    Our meal arrived promptly. However, the party of three that sat near us sent their entrees back twice because the kitchen got the order wrong.

    As expected, my nephew had a gyros sandwich and fries. I had the combo plate with gyros and pork souvlaki. What can I say? The meal lacked flavor. I can't pin down exactly what was missing. On a whim, I stole some meat from my nephew's sandwich thinking that I might have had a bad cut of meat. His was just as bland as mine. He only ate about half of his sandwich. The tzatziki gave it a little bit of life. From now on I'll leave my gyros in the capable hands of Pita Inn or Hubs.

    On the other hand, my sister picked up the dinner tab in exchange for me keeping my nephew out of trouble for a few hours. :D
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    - Jack Benny
  • Post #37 - June 2nd, 2010, 10:42 am
    Post #37 - June 2nd, 2010, 10:42 am Post #37 - June 2nd, 2010, 10:42 am
    Dave148 wrote:Well, I had my first and last visit here this evening. I had my 13 year old nephew over for a few hours and he had a hankering for gyros. Even though I had read the previous comments about this place, I figure I'd give it a shot.

    Getting in their parking lot at 5:30 was a breeze. However, I did see people walking over from the lot next door. No signs of Lincoln Towing lurking in the shadows. :twisted:

    Our meal arrived promptly. However, the party of three that sat near us sent their entrees back twice because the kitchen got the order wrong.

    As expected, my nephew had a gyros sandwich and fries. I had the combo plate with gyros and pork souvlaki. What can I say? The meal lacked flavor. I can't pin down exactly what was missing. On a whim, I stole some meat from my nephew's sandwich thinking that I might have had a bad cut of meat. His was just as bland as mine. He only ate about half of his sandwich. The tzatziki gave it a little bit of life. From now on I'll leave my gyros in the capable hands of Pita Inn or Hubs.

    On the other hand, my sister picked up the dinner tab in exchange for me keeping my nephew out of trouble for a few hours. :D


    If Pita Inn and Hub's is your local gyros spot, check out the homemade offerings at Nicks Drive In and Psistaria. I live in Skokie, and these are the two best gyros places in my book.

    Nick's Drive In
    7216 North Harlem Avenue
    Chicago, IL 60631-4335 -
    (773) 631-5045

    Psistaria4711 West Touhy Avenue,
    Lincolnwood, IL‎ -
    (847) 676-9400‎
  • Post #38 - June 2nd, 2010, 3:02 pm
    Post #38 - June 2nd, 2010, 3:02 pm Post #38 - June 2nd, 2010, 3:02 pm
    Ghazi wrote:If Pita Inn and Hub's is your local gyros spot, check out the homemade offerings at Nicks Drive In and Psistaria. I live in Skokie, and these are the two best gyros places in my book.

    Nick's Drive In
    7216 North Harlem Avenue
    Chicago, IL 60631-4335 -
    (773) 631-5045

    Psistaria4711 West Touhy Avenue,
    Lincolnwood, IL‎ -
    (847) 676-9400‎


    I was referring to quick casual/carryout spots. Psistaria is a good option and close to my office. I've never been to Nick's.
    Hors D'oeuvre: A ham sandwich cut into forty pieces.
    - Jack Benny
  • Post #39 - June 3rd, 2010, 10:48 am
    Post #39 - June 3rd, 2010, 10:48 am Post #39 - June 3rd, 2010, 10:48 am
    Ah. Unlike Psistaria, NIck's is a quick carry out spot that may fit the bill for you. Not a fan of their overly runny tzatziki, but the meat more than makes up for it.
  • Post #40 - June 3rd, 2010, 1:18 pm
    Post #40 - June 3rd, 2010, 1:18 pm Post #40 - June 3rd, 2010, 1:18 pm
    Ghazi wrote:Not a fan of their overly runny tzatziki, but the meat more than makes up for it.

    Ditto. You took the words right off my keyboard. :)

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  • Post #41 - June 3rd, 2010, 2:52 pm
    Post #41 - June 3rd, 2010, 2:52 pm Post #41 - June 3rd, 2010, 2:52 pm
    Thanks for the tip guys. I'll keep Nick's on the radar for a future visit.
    Hors D'oeuvre: A ham sandwich cut into forty pieces.
    - Jack Benny
  • Post #42 - January 15th, 2019, 9:50 am
    Post #42 - January 15th, 2019, 9:50 am Post #42 - January 15th, 2019, 9:50 am
    At the previous site of Photo's in Mount Prospect (Kensington & Wolf) there is a sign for Greek Feast, now hiring. Local paper confirms same owner as the Northbrook restaurant, no sign of a giant aluminum gyros cone being built though.
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