Alexandros (484 Danforth, at Logan, 416-461-3073) Complete meals for $9 per person, including all taxes and a pop. Average main $5. Open Sunday to Thursday 11 am to 4 am, Friday and Saturday 11 am to 5 am. Unlicensed. Cash only. Delivery. Access: barrier-free, washrooms in basement. Rating: NNN Rating: NNN
Kitty corner from messini, behind the fountain in Alexander the Great Parkette, Alexandros has been serving its "world famous" gyros since 1996. There's also a second outlet at the foot of Yonge (5 Queens Quay West, 416-367-0633).
Its grilled Greek-style pita wraps are the most expensive we sample - pork or chicken $5 - and the smallest. The meat's a little more well-done than we prefer, but the tomatoes are ripe, the tzatziki has tzing and the optional feta ($1) is of superior quality.
Fries come two ways: plain ($2), frozen and reconstituted like Messini's, or topped with feta and doused with Greek salad dressing ($3.50). Does Alexandros ever put them inside its gyros?
"We'll do it if somebody asks," says manager Nick Bournas. "But most people like to eat them separately."