Wednesday, April 7, 2010

Disappointing dinner from Wild Fig in Garden City

I called The Kid before I left work tonight to ask him what he wanted for dinner since we've been eating Easter leftovers for the past 2 days. He said he could really go for a gyro, ok.. I was up for that. I decided to call in an order to Wild Fig which is the closest Greek place to my office. I hadn't stopped there in a while and I know there's always parking there.

What a mistake! I ordered a small Greek salad and 2 gyros and it all smelled so good I couldn't wait to get home and tear into it. Well, as soon as I opened the bag I knew something was amiss.. the dressing from the salad leaked all over the inside of the bag, the salad was overdressed and soggy, the tzatziki was so full of dill it was all I could taste and the kicker? There was overdressed salad inside my gyro and the meat was overcooked, over salted and chewy.

This is definitely not the same food I remember from the last time I was there. As I'm sitting here looking at this Gyro that I really don't even want anymore (after the first 2 bites) I'm really mad that I wasted $21 on this crap when I should have just gone to the place closer to home even though the parking is a nightmare. I know the food is excellent, with crispy lettuce, tender, well seasoned meat (not overly salty like Wild Fig's) and fresh tasting, chunky, cucumber filled tzatziki. I also ordered a side of fries with one of the gyros and not even The kid wanted to eat them because they were totally soaked full of grease, blech!

I don't think I'll be going back to Wild Fig and I'm really glad I decided against getting the $5 smoothie that was on the menu, no matter how badly I wanted it I'm sure it would have been as disappointing as this crummy dinner was.