Saturday, September 7, 2013

Gyro Sandwiches by Debbie & Company

Debbie Marmas Buck
Just finished chopping a few tomatoes behind the scenes at the St. Basil's Greek Festival Gyro Booth. It's run by the indomitable Debbie Marmas Buck and her crew. You can get a "tasty beef/lamb combo" or "delicious chicken" sandwich for $7. Opa!

I have known Debbie since childhood. Her dad George Marmas was the G in the S&G Market which he and my dad Steve had on Yosemite and Acacia in Stockton. My parents baptized her brother Peter, who now lives in Mesa, AZ. Most importantly, Debbie is a mensch.

Her gyro-making crew includes son Garrett -- the church priest's right-hand man and new president of the Stockton AHEPA -- on the  grill.  Daughter Nikki is one of the sandwich makers. It's a family affair times X 25 counting all her many friends/volunteers.

The booth is sponsored by parishioners, including local members of the Xanttopoulos Family. They're backing a winner!

Debbie's crew seems to look forward to the craziness of making GYROS the most successful outside food booth. Indeed, it is almost 6 pm and starting to cool down from the earlier 100 degree temps. Yep, people are starting to line up in the confines of special crowd control chains...

Who doesn't want a gyro sandwich made by Debbie & Company?

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