As we count down to New Times' Best of Miami 2011 June 16, Short Order serves up 100 of our favorite dishes in the 305 in random order. If you have any nominations, please send them to firstname.lastname@example.org. After the jump, find our other choices.
12. Gyro Sandwich at Stoupsy's of Athens
This little Greek café at 350 SE First St. is actually very well known by a hard-working lunch crowd that seeks good food at a fair price -- not always easy in the downtown restaurant landscape. There are no preformed patties at Stoupsy's; the lamb in its gyro sandwich ($6.50) has a slightly crisp seared edge, owing to the revolving upright spit that allows the meat to cook evenly. The veggies are always fresh and piled high. A mix of lettuce, red onions, and fresh diced tomatoes are covered in a tasty homemade tzatziki, and Stoupsy's version of the garlicky yogurt sauce is neither too gloppy nor too thin to stand up to the meat. A smattering of feta cheese finishes off the foil-wrapped sandwich that is without a doubt the best gyro in the area.
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