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June
25th

Five-buck lunch: Great sandwich find at Gyro Zone

Gyro Zone is a great stop for a five-buck lunch. The restaurant is in University Place.
Gyro Zone is a great stop for a five-buck lunch. The restaurant is in University Place.

Cheap, filling, no more than five bucks. That’s my must-have list for a weekday lunch. Today’s quest for a good deal took me to Gyro Zone, a casual cafe in University Place that will celebrate its first year of business July 20. Read more »

Aug.
8th

First bite: Gyro and shawarma restaurant opens in University Place

Sandwiches at Gyro Zone are finished with a sprinkle of the Middle Eastern spice, sumac. This classic gyros sandwich was a big, fat mess.
Sandwiches at Gyro Zone are finished with a sprinkle of the Middle Eastern spice, sumac. This classic gyros sandwich was a big, fat mess.

Gyros and shawarma. Call them shaved meat sandwiches. Or just simply refer to them as delicious slices of meaty yum tucked into griddle warmed pita. Actually, I don’t care what you call them, just get yourself to Gyro Zone, a new gyro and shawarma sandwich shop that has  opened in University Place.

Husband and wife Ali Abumathneh and Amal Burini opened their small sandwich cafe July 20 in a location that previously housed Gyros Place. Abumathneh and Burini were not affiliated with that restaurant. Rather, this is the first restaurant for the couple, although Abumathneh has years experience cooking with his cousins at their Seattle restaurant, Aladdin. Burini grew up in Port Orchard and University Place. Read more »