Wednesday, October 9, 2013

The Food Truck Diaries, Volume 33: Christo's Greek Food

Dear Food Truck Diary....

Posted By on Wed, Oct 9, 2013 at 1:30 PM

I noticed that a new food truck that has popped up on my walk to  treat myself to an undeserved vanilla chocolate dipped cone from Dairy Queen on Fourth Ave. and Sixth St.

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This white food truck with dangling blue Christmas lights illuminating "Christo's Greek Food" in the Plush Tucson parking lot caught my wandering eyes. I live the words, "follow your nose, wherever it goes." I scanned the menu and noticed my options were limited. I know what a gyro is but I never heard of Souvlaki so I asked Christo and he responds with, "it's chicken. Instead of lamb, I give you chicken." Then my friend Jacob (who I ran into while walking down 4th) asked what a Baklava is and apparently it's an aphrodisiac. He orders the Baklava and I go with what I know and buy a gyro.

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Apparently Christo started this food truck venture six days ago, and he says business keeps getting better everyday. The gyro was tasty, but I don't think was enough for the $6.50. Considering I can buy a $3 hot dog from Baja Dogs, or a pizza for $2.95 from Brooklyn Pizza, or $5 sub from 4th Avenue Delicatessen and the list goes on.  I like the fact that he's planted the truck by Plush and intends to be there every night of the week. It just goes to show you how big this food truck craze is getting. The food is great and worth checking out, but I can't co-sign on the prices.

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I'm bringing back The Food Truck Diaries back. Email me at hbarajas@tucsonweekly.com if you hear of any new and good trucks I should visit.

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