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First Bites: Covo Gyro Market

By Chuck Sudo in Food on Sep 18, 2012 5:20PM

Photo credit: Chicagoist/Chuck Sudo

The latest addition to Wicker Park's crowded Milwaukee Avenue retail and dining strip is Covo Gyro Market. Owner Ted Maglaris and executive chef Riley Huddleston are taking a seasonal approach to spindle meat here, with three different types of meats and toppings from which customers can choose, grilled pitas, fresh sides and salads and gluten-free and vegetarian options.

The chicken gyros, marinated with citrus and fresh herbs, made for a nice twist on the standard lamb/beef iteration of the Greek food standby. In addition to traditional tzatziki sauce, diners can choose from a "Covo" house taztziki made with roasted red pepper and garlic. Get this with the chicken gyros; it makes a nice complement to the citrus notes of the marinade.

Covo Gyro Market is located at 1482 N. Milwaukee Ave. Their phone number is (312) 626-2660 and they're open from 11 a.m. - 10 p.m. daily.