George's Famous Gyros: Gettin' Greeky Wit It

Keep New Times Free
I Support
  • Local
  • Community
  • Journalism
  • logo

Support the independent voice of Phoenix and help keep the future of New Times free.

On the day I visited George's Famous Gyros in Scottsdale, George and company were celebrating their four-year anniversary with free gyros for the taking. This Fry Girl bit, then asked owner George Salvaridis how he was planning to celebrate.

"I'm taking the team to the F1 Race Factory, then we're goin' to the bar," he says with a grin.

He's got good reason to celebrate. As a 28-year-old aviation school graduate with a license to fly, George's Famous Gyros was Salvaridis' plan B. Now, with four years of Greek fare from Chicago under his belt,  Fry Girl's wonderin' how in the hell this plan came together in the first place, and what's the deal with the woman who drinks his homemade tzatziki from a soda cup? Find out in this week's column.

Keep Phoenix New Times Free... Since we started Phoenix New Times, it has been defined as the free, independent voice of Phoenix, and we would like to keep it that way. Offering our readers free access to incisive coverage of local news, food and culture. Producing stories on everything from political scandals to the hottest new bands, with gutsy reporting, stylish writing, and staffers who've won everything from the Society of Professional Journalists' Sigma Delta Chi feature-writing award to the Casey Medal for Meritorious Journalism. But with local journalism's existence under siege and advertising revenue setbacks having a larger impact, it is important now more than ever for us to rally support behind funding our local journalism. You can help by participating in our "I Support" membership program, allowing us to keep covering Phoenix with no paywalls.

We use cookies to collect and analyze information on site performance and usage, and to enhance and customize content and advertisements. By clicking 'X' or continuing to use the site, you agree to allow cookies to be placed. To find out more, visit our cookies policy and our privacy policy.


Join the New Times community and help support independent local journalism in Phoenix.


Join the New Times community and help support independent local journalism in Phoenix.