Thursday, May 08, 2008

Manhattan's Most Disgusting Gyro Posters.



(click pics to lose appetite)
Dog Shit topped with Pigeon Shit. I snapped these photos of the Greek fast food staple at small eating establishments throughout Manhattan. In a reversal of the usual menu photo vs. the real thing food dynamic, these poster gyros look exponentially worse than the real items, I'm sure. Not that I'm 100% sure—because I sure as shit ain't ever to sample one of these mystery meat things topped with Tzatziki sauce in my lifetime after seeing the "GYROS TODAY" poster, lower left.
previously in disgusting food photos:farm animal necrophilia sells meat seasoning • The Spiderman 3 French cheeseburger • Caroli brand processed meat looks like cadaver tissue • and Hillshire Farm sausages look like worms.

11 Comments:

Anonymous Emon said...

I guess they're trying to say, "If you can get past these photos and still want to eat...Welcome, friend!!"

9:39 AM  
Blogger JB said...

Gyros are gross, pictures and all. For a real tasty experience, come to Halifax (Canada) and order a large donair with the works. It's somewhat like a Gyro, but a gastronomic delicacy you have to taste to believe. It's beef/lamb meat shaved onto a pita with onions and tomato, but replace to disgusting Tzaziki sauce and load it up with a sweet garlic sauce and you're in heaven. Gyros, shmyros, it's all about the donair.

9:57 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

jb, we have döner kebabs.

10:34 AM  
Blogger L'Emmerdeur said...

The "gyro meat" in pretty much any such place in new York these days is factory-made, pressed minced meat. I assume it is lamb, but who the heck knows.

Real gyros are made with real lamb that has been chopped up (NOT minced) and cooked on a spit. You should still be able to recognize the strips of meat as lamb.

11:02 AM  
Anonymous hotspur said...

I like gyros. The rotating pillar of gray meat that is the source of all gyros is a mesmerizing wonder. I wonder why they don't use a photo of that.

12:09 PM  
Blogger Nik said...

Oh, to be the gyro in that greek goddess' hand!

1:12 PM  
Blogger Mike said...

CR: Please check out the gyro cart outside the Hilton on 54th, and see if you change your mind.

3:56 PM  
Blogger Jeb said...

ah, your blog reaffirms why i have not been able to dive headlong into advertising/pr...too much bullshit. just one more crock of shit in a crock of shit world. i just look forward to the day enrique iglesias is hired to sing "gyro."

10:39 PM  
Blogger karen said...

i'm with jb, anon - doner kebabs are *not* the same as an east coast donair, which i have yet to see done properly west of new brunswick - but halifax really is the best place for them.

10:05 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

pic 2 and 3 are of the same gyro. i think they look like gyros always look, for better or for worse.

11:39 AM  
Anonymous Iain said...

I say doner, you say donair, let's call the whole thing off

8:38 AM  

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