You really could see this coming if you were paying attention. Greek Street, is one of the hardest working Food Trucks in the Dayton area. They were coming off a shout out from the Washington Post paper concerning their biscuits and lamb gravy. For years they have been turning heads with unique spins on Greek food such as “street style gyros.”
This week they hit a huge goal and took home the grand prize at the Springfield Rotary Food Truck Competition. The reward was 10,000 bucks.
Food Adventures was lucky enough to meet owner Chris Spritos in Fall 2015, as he was putting the finishing touches on his food truck. A few months later, we got the green light to feature his Greek Street Food Truck in one of our articles.
From brewery stops, to Garlic Fest, to Food Truck rallies, and Americana Fest, we delight in seeing Greek Street out and about often. Again, they are one of the hardest working Food Trucks in the business.
HOW DID THEY WIN $10,000 ???
There were 34 food trucks competing in this event. Each food truck was asked to enter a dish for the judges to try and also had to serve that on the truck as well.
Greek Street’s entree was Sauteed Jumbo Shrimp. It had a roasted corn and jalapeno salad. It was accompanied with an avocado puree, cumin-lime crema, feta cheese and micro-cilantro.
Five judges with culinary backgrounds judged the competition. Greek Street’s entry was chosen as the best dish.
ABOUT OWNER, CHRIS SPIRITOS:
— Chris grew up in a Greek family in Centerville. He went to Le Cordon Bleu College of Culinary Arts in Chicago to hone his craft.
— Chris also studied under the Chef for Oprah Winfrey, Chef Art Smith, while living in Chicago. He was so well thought of, that Chris was flown to Oprah’s California home to help fix a dinner she hosted for the first graduating class of her school in Africa.
HERE’S THE SKINNY ON GREEK STREET FOOD TRUCK:
— The Greek Street Food Truck has a core menu of:
Spanakopita (a Greek spinach Pie)
— They use no compressed or processed meats. The lamb gyros are made using braised legs of lamb. Other gyro options include shrimp, chicken, vegetarian and on occasion, pork belly.
— The menu will feature daily, revolving specials as well
Obviously the SAUTEED JUMBO SHRIMP is a “must eat” that will be featured on the truck, but what else are favorites? Here are our choices ….
GREEK STREET FOOD TRUCK “MUST EATS:
—SHRIMP GYRO, STREET STYLE: Stacked rotisserie chicken breasts slices, piled into a pita and topped with “street style toppings.” Street style means: tomato jam, pickled red onions, crumbled feta, fresh herbs, fries, and tzatziki sauce. Quite honestly, one of the most flavorful and unique gyros we have had. If you try one thing, this is item to grab.
— LAMB GYRO, TRADITIONAL STYLE: Shaved slices of braised lamb. This is a throwback to the gyros of the old country with “traditional toppings.” Traditional toppings are: tomato, tzatziki sauce, onions, smoked paprika and french fries. This gyro is authentic. It is like a steak sandwich, no processed meat here. Great food on the “go.”
— HOMEMADE BAKLAVA : The recipe is his mom’s, and it is a traditional favorite. Sometimes they even offer baklava over ice cream.
We have some exclusive scoop to end on. Greek Street is currently looking in the Centerville/Washington Township area for a brick and mortar location! What an incredible sight a “Greek Street” restaurant would be for locals !
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