Today I woke up hungry. It felt like I hadn’t eaten in an eternity; I was longing for something that would really, deeply satisfy me.
How delicious to be surprised by the enormous Louks To Go truck, waiting there – quietly, enticingly – on Wilshire Blvd.
When I came up close to the truck, I could see that the Louks guys were happy to see me. And…wow…everything looked so fresh and tasty.
My hunger returned – in force – just looking at what was on display.
I asked Alec what he likes, and he was very quick to show me (there was a menu of specials in the window, next to him). He said the “Louks” were good, but I wasn’t interested in his small, doughy balls. Besides, I wanted something savory and delicious that I could really sink my teeth into. So I asked if his shwarma leaves people satisfied. He assured me it’s very, very good and then offered me a taste. I wanted it. So I asked him for his entire beef gyro. He smiled and promised that I’d be pleased.
When he handed it to me it was hot, although – truth be told – I was a little disappointed in the size (I like a really meaty gyro). But the good thing about the size was how easily it fit into my mouth. This way I could take a lot of it in at once and savor everything that was going on.
Inside the somewhat thin pita was beef shwarma (a little greasy, unfortunately), [too many] red onions, tomatoes and french fries! I loved the idea of the fries, but they were overpowered by the flavorful pita and also took away from the fresh taste of the vegetables; in the end, they felt like a waste of calories. Next time, I decided I might have a little something on the side, instead.
The tzatziki sauce was yummy and finger-licking good. There was so much of it that it got all over everything!
Despite the diminutive stature, there was more to that gyro than I expected and it was almost too much for me. When I went back to the truck to clean myself off, Aki was attentive and sensitive to everything I needed. He gave me what I asked for. Actually, he gave me even more than I asked for; I ended up with a huge stack of napkins and some handi-wipes. Dreamy.
I can’t wait to go back to Louks To Go. Please. I want to go back again and again. And again.
I really like gyros.