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Missed the last bus to my regular stop Monday evening. The alternate was to wait 20 minutes for the next coach and take it all the way to Downtown Waukesha. Without phone change, I walked to Christina's Family Restaurant on Delafield St. to see if I could call from there.
At Christina's I noticed a free-standing sign on the sidewalk, (a sandwich board?) advertising gyros on a stick. Now my familiarity with gyros is extremely limited, but I thought it was a sandwich and wondered how the stick fits in. Peggy was nice enough to tell me all about the sandwich and George let me use the phone.
Two things in my favor; First, I was on my own for dinner Monday night so nothing but leftovers to look forward to. Also, my wife told me to stay right where I was and they'd come to get me. By now it must be around 7:00 p.m. so I ordered a gyro and found it really delicious. There is a rather tall cylinder of lamb meat in view behind the grill gyrating on a verticle spit, cooking in front of a red hot heating element. The meat is taken off the cylinder in long thin slices. It's served on pita bread, not a stick. The spit is the only stick involved. For less than $7.00 I devoured an interesting sandwich, ate a cup of hot cream of mushroom soup and shared piping hot fries with the son who came to get me. A heck of a good deal I would immediately repeat.
If anyone has wondered who Christina's Restaurant was named for . . . be sure to check out the trio of choirs Sunday the 28th at 3:00 at Carroll College. Christina will be one of the featured soloists.