Notable: Paizi’s Gyros

Paizi’s Gyros

A lot of food trucks come and go, but you know yours is doing something right when your customers beg you to open a brick-and-mortar restaurant.

Photo by Janet Warlick


This summer, Hari and Ilona Paizi decided they had kept their loyal fans waiting long enough, and opened the doors of Paizi’s Gyros in Fort Smith to instant success.

The menu is simple: pita sandwiches, Greek salad and a nice selection of side dishes and “extras” like hummus and Kalamata olives. The sandwiches are huge, stuffed with meat and an abundance of veggies. In addition to the traditional gyro staple of lamb, there’s also Cajun chicken; falafel; shish kabob; shrimp; Angus beef; veggie; or rosemary garlic chicken. Add seasoned fries and a 16-ounce drink to any of these delicious items for just $3 more.

Going gluten-free or skipping bread? The Greek salad is basically the sandwich minus the bread. It’s a heaping bowl of greens, cucumbers, tomatoes, green and red sweet peppers, red onions, Kalamata olives, pepperoncini peppers and feta cheese. Like the sandwiches, it is also topped with tangy vinaigrette and tzatziki sauce, and you can add your choice of meat for an added charge.

Paizi’s Gyros
4900 Rogers Ave., Suite 103 J
Fort Smith, Arkansas

Hours: Mon. through Sat., 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. and Sun., 11:30 a.m. to 6 p.m.

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