Gyro 101

You can pronounce it "yeer-ro", "jai-ro" or "gear-o." Either way, gyros are tasty and popular Greek-American sandwiches that are fit for a hero!

But what exactly is a gyro?

Gyros are sandwiches made with thinly-sliced, seasoned lamb, beef or chicken, and placed in a pita or flatbread. Traditional gyros are topped with onions and tomatoes. Tapa's gyros are made with grilled seasoned chicken or beef, or a combination, that is thinly sliced and served on grilled pita bread with garden greens and tomatoes. Don't forget to add cheese if that's your thing!

You can choose to top your gyro with tzatziki or madd Greek sauce at Tapas. Tzatziki is a white creamy sauce made with traditional yogurt, cucumbers and dill, while Madd Greek sauce is a delicious "kicked up" Greek ketchup.

So, where did the gyro come from?

The word "gyro" comes from the Greek word for "turn." Also, a gyro is similar to Turkey's doner kebab, which was invented in the 19th century, but the gyro's actual origin is about as clear as tzatziki sauce.

Stop into Tapas Bloomfield or Tapas West Hartford today and find out why our gyro is at the top of the list! And don't forget to try Tapas Ultimate Gyro! It's a staff favorite with more meat, melted cheese, onions, greens and tomatoes with a combination of madd Greek sauce, tzatziki or both! Really hungry? You can even make it a platter with waffle cut fries, Greek salad or rice pilaf for a little extra! Either way you're in for a treat!

Kali orex (a common expression when saying "enjoy your meal" in Greek)!


The Latest Buzz from Tapas Online

Get ready...Alex from The Corner Pug is taking on the task of getting the word out on all of the specials you can enjoy at the Tapas family of restaurants: The Corner Pug, Tapas West Hartford and our flagship restaurant Tapas Bloomfield.

You'll be able to learn more about what's new and exciting from Facebook, Twitter, Foursquare, Instagram and more! Check the calendar section for specials on products and great values on meals. Promotions surrounding the Skip-The-Line app are coming soon to a smartphone near you. For now, check out Tapas Bloomfield on social media. Just click here for Instagram and here for Foursquare.

We launched our new website!

We work hard in the kitchen for you and we also work hard at using technology to make it easy on our guests too. From our state-of-the-art Halo POS system to our "Skip-The-Line" iOS and Droid app to our new website, we want all of your Tapas experiences to be great! 

We're always open to your suggestions and feedback, so don't hesitate to drop us a line. You can download our app here.

We love our guests and consider them family. We want you to love us back, so if something is right...tell us. If you think we're great...tell others. We'll appreciate that beyond words!


A New Adventure

As the Tapas Family of Restaurants keeps advancing our services in the 21st century with Facebook, Twitter, a world class website, iPhone Order Ahead App and more, we decided to try blogging too. It's just not going to be just about food though. We decided we'll also share all sorts of other interests in life that will vibrate with your sensibilities and tastes too. So you can expect a blog on music, travel and all things fun from flying planes to skydiving to who knows what. We want to keep it upbeat and inspiring.

If you'd like to write a blog entry, simply email it and we'll post it with your byline. Your piece will get the credit. Have a comment on what we or someone wrote, don't hesitate to tell us (and the world) what you think.

-Mick Marsden
Tapas IT and Webmaster
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