Friday, February 8, 2013

Petra (Greek)

1122 16th Street
Sacramento CA 95814
(916) 443-1993

Petra is the late night cheesesteak shop of Sacramento. Open well after two AM, they satisfy the hunger for calories that only an overindulgence in adult beverages can provide.

They also sell beer.

As I was there for work, I was not able to partake in the wee hours of the morning, so I had a late dinner to check out the goods. I am always a sucker for Mediterranean food, and especially gyro meat, so I figured it was worth a go. I went with the platter, which consisted of rice, gyro meat, a greek salad, tzatziki, and pita bread. I also tried a side of olives, which was about the best $.75 I have ever spent.

The gyro meat was crispy, tender and packed with flavor. Sliced razor thin, it piled nicely on a pita with some yogurt sauce.

The Greek salad was delicious, well dressed, and served with an abundance of feta. Delectable.

I also had to try the spicy feta sauce, which had a nice zing. Look at how many olives I got for less than a buck.

There is nothing fancy about Petra (besides the fact that it's nicer than any of the late night spots in Philly), but they crank out Mediterranean food I only wish we could get here. Much to my dismay, it's a real gyro desert in our city.

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