We set out one Wednesday evening to Alexandros, voted best late night souvlaki and gyros. Turns out their location on Church St didn’t get the memo. We got there around 8pm (which counts as late night for me) and it was closed. We ate donuts and chips from the nearby Loblaws for our late-night snack/dinner that evening.
The following week we set out for the Alexandros on Danforth Ave. Surely they would be open?
What can I say other than: the chicken souvlaki was far and away the best souvlaki I’ve ever had. I did not know souvalki could be that good. I was expecting the usual fare: seasoned dry chicken on a stick. It was fried, well-seasoned and so juicy. It didn’t even need the generous dollop of tzatziki sauce on the side. The porky gyro came in a close second. Oddly the chicken gyro faltered. There we found the dry, poorly seasoned chicken we’d been expecting. The meal was better than we had expected. And the fries on the side were the perfect accouterments, diner-style and so damn good. I only wish I had gotten a drink.