Messini

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Look, I don’t really feel like writing a post this week. I’ve got a lot of ideas on my mind, a lot of shit I want to get started but I haven’t, and it’s a lot. None of it is bad, but sometimes your boy just doesn’t feel creative and up to putting out a post on a place I really like when I haven't been to a place recently. 

 

But this is the game I choose to play. Content is king, and I am at the mercy of the algorithms and my upload schedule. You know, it’s good to keep something constant. So, for this week, I wanted to go to a spot that’s consistently good and consistently filling. Nothing wild, nothing super hidden. It’s the gyro from Messini’s a pretty classic option I haven’t had in a long, long time, but something that has always hit the spot without thinking too much about it. I know you get what I’m talking about.

 

This one’s going to be a little shorter. A bite, if you will.

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Messini has been in my world for a long, long, time. It’s the place that’s relevant even after Taste of the Danforth, and that’s saying something. I don’t really venture to that part of the city very often, I pretty much only go on to Danforth for one reason, and that shit’s closed this year. So why Messini?

 

Why do I even care to write a post about a place I admittedly haven’t gone to in a long time. It’s because it’s the workhorse of the food rotation. Like a good pair of shoes. Like your car that’s still going and you have no idea how. It’s always going to be there when you need it and it does the job you want it to. 

 

That’s Messini to me. The lamb/beef gyro pita is the backbone of the operation, and will 100% of the time sustain me properly and will be good tasting. Ol’ reliable. It’s the lamb for me. I don't have lamb on the regular, so it’s kind of a treat when I do. 

 

Pita filled with meat, onions, tomato, tzatziki, french fries. Pita is soft, tzatziki is sharp, meat is crispy and juicy and real meaty. The fries are forgettable, and only act as filler, but it adds to the mystique. It’s not the best thing I’ve ever had, but it’s damn good as a unit and it fills the engine up.

I got some cool stuff in the works. Some look good, sound good, even taste good. I’ll be back next week, and the week after that, and the week after that….