Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Souvlaki man


The other day, while waiting in the queue for my souvlaki-pita to be prepared, I started taking pictures of the gyros stands (pork or chicken meat on a vertical stick). I explained what I was doing to the man behind the counter, and he said: "I've been making souvlakis for 10 years and no one has taken *my* picture yet". Of course I offered to put this right there and then.

I also took a photo of the souvlaki-pita he made for me. Here it is: pork meat, tomatoes, onion, chips and tzatziki wrapped in warm pitta bread. Yummilicious!

8 comments:

Steffe said...

I used to live on gyros back in my backpacking, and island hopping days in the Greek archipelago. And I think I'm addicted to thatziki. Ten years without a portrait. Poor guy!

Tinsie said...

I know! You've obviously not been to his restaurant ;-)

Jacob said...

Sounds like a nice guy, and what a delicious-looking sandwich!

Tinsie said...

Indeed, he seems a nice guy, very smiley and friendly. I think the photo does him justice in that sense :-)

VP said...

I can smell that souvlaki-pita! He's really a nice guy but the lady behind him doesn't seem to appreciate the portrait session in the same way...

Tinsie said...

I think she was a tad surprised. She has this WTF?! look on her face :-)

JM said...

Mmmmmm... I love that!

Tinsie said...

I'm guessing you mean the souvlaki?