Allison hates me. she was having a bad day as it was so she wasnt too pleased when i told her i tried out a new greek place while she was working. but its ok. not the first, probably wont be the last time, sorry babe. but onto the food. im a huge Gyro fan. i love greek food altogether, but Gyro is my SHIT! so im always on the lookout for the good stuff. yelped this place, seemed fairly positive. plus it was cheap, so i says saddle up(to myself, of course) and hit the road for the long journey....to hillcrest. i found a parking spot on 6th right in front of Hong Kong Chinese (which will warrant its own post, next time i dine there at 3 in the morning). the meter still had 58 minutes on it which was tight. headed over on foot to alexi's. the small place located directly across the street from buffalo exchange on 5th between robinson and university. walked into a fairly busy place. sat down at a table for one. the one man show was workin the room, takin orders droppin menus runnin food. he somehow asked me twice in a 2 minute period if i was ready to order although avidly attending to at least 20 other diners. the prices for everything at lunch is peaked at 8 bucks. i opted for the lunch special of a Gyros sandwich, fries (or salad), and a medium (refillable) soda. for 5.75. good price! but i also wanted an app. so i ordered the Saganaki, or, Flaming Cheese.
it looked like this.
but only after he brought it to my table on a gnarly little sizzle plate with a lighter and some sort of alcohol and quickly set the room on fi-yah. well, just the cheese, but the 2 feet of flame from my one person table in the corner made everyone in the joint stop and stare for a few seconds. then after exstinguished, i macked on that shit with some warm pita and tzatiki. it wasnt the most delish cheese ive ever had, but it was tasy, and for 4 somethin, it was worth the show and the melty cheese.
my main lunch came right after that.
Alexi's Greek Cafe
3863 5th Ave (between Robinson and University)
San Diego, CA 92103