Mim’s Zesty Falafel Gyro
By Eric Cox | Feb. 23, 2019
In the heady, cutthroat world of North American sandwiches, the Greek gyro has successfully battled its way into the hearts and mouths of Americans everywhere. We seem to love the tasty, long-sliced gyro meat and the way it mingles with creamy, magical tzatzski sauce, onions and tomatoes. Mim’s Mediterranean Grill in Petoskey holds those Greek traditions near and dear, but owner Brett Brinkle isn’t afraid to riff on the old classics. His Zesty Falafel Gyro ($5.75) combines his stellar falafel recipe with other super-fresh ingredients to make one of northern Michigan’s tastiest sandwiches. Falafel is still getting traction here in the America, but this tasty, chickpea-based patty is a hip meat alternative. Our colorful gyro came wrapped in delicious, fluffy Mediterranean flat bread. Inside that rolled bread cave was a healthy slather of homemade roasted red-pepper hummus beneath a fistful of baby spinach, diced tomatoes, cucumbers, and Brinkle’s own zesty ranch sauce, which seems to pick up where the hummus leaves off. The sandwich alone makes an ample meal, but heartier appetites may beg to add Mim’s Fiery Feta Fries, served with a cup of spicy feta cheese garlic sauce. Zing! This combo may partially erase the health benefits of the sandwich, but we won’t tell if you won’t. Find Mim’s Mediterranean Grill at 1823 N. U.S. Hwy. 31, Petoskey. 231-348-9994.