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Chicago Classics: Central Gyros

By Chuck Sudo in Food on Mar 10, 2009 4:00PM

A wave of nostalgia takes over us whenever we find ourselves on the Northwest side of the city. Thirty years ago, the Belmont-Central retail area in the Cragin neighborhood was a bustling, thriving commercial area. Although it's a shadow of what it once was, to this day folks driving to shop in the area can park for free in the parking garage located just south of Belmont on Central Avenue.

Central Gyros joined the ranks of businesses in 1979. Being Greek from our father's side, we didn't need to travel to Greektown in order to get some quality Greek food. Central Gyros still makes one some of the best Greek food in the city, and easily the best gyros. We braved the downpours over the weekend to revisit a Chicago classic and see how Central Gyros has held up.

Central Gyros is located at 3127 Central Ave. Phone # is 773-545-1276.