Opa! Pork belly gyro, authentic Greek food on new Dayton food truck


Finally, Spanakopita, Greek fries, gyros and other authentic Greek cuisine straight from a Dayton food truck.

Centerville High School graduate Chris Spirtos hopes to launch the Greek Street Food Truck to coincide with Greek Independence Day at the end of this month.

The menu sounds extraordinary.

“All our meat is non-processed,” said Spirtos, who is of Greek descent on both of sides of his family.  “For instance, the chicken is chicken breast and chicken thighs layered on a spit, a vertical broiler. The lamb one is half lamb, half beef.”

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The menu will change regularly to allow for outside-of-the-box items like pork belly gyros, the 31-year-old said.

“I want to open up a bunch of restaurants on college campuses,” he said.

Now a Miamisburg resident, the Chicago Le Cordon Bleu College of Culinary Arts graduate and former Miami University student was raised surrounded by Greek culture and food.

His family is active in the Annunciation Greek Orthodox Church, which holds the much beloved Dayton Greek Fest.

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“We’ve been going to that church since 1990, the year we moved here,” Spirtos said.  The family moved here when his dad, Gary, a doctor, accepted a job in the area. Chris was 5 years old at the time.

Family tradition will be a big part of his food truck.

Spirtos' mom Kali Spirtos, a realtor and former Greek dance teacher at the church, will make the truck's desserts.

Spirtos called the family baklava recipe to "die for."

“Everything is pretty much homemade,” Spirtos said. “You can’t get a gryo around here that is not processed meat. I think that brings something to the Dayton area. I’ve been doing this since I was 13 years old, and I feel comfortable at what I do and confident.”

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Spirtos' cooking chops are impressive. His first job after culinary school was as a chef at the former L'Auberge restaurant.
He worked for the Naples Yacht Club and Sung's Korean Bistro in Cincinnati.

He worked with Oprah Winfrey's personal chef Art Smith for three years and cooked in California for a dinner for the first graduates of the Oprah Winfrey Leadership Academy for Girls in South Africa.

Spirtos returned to the Dayton area a few years ago to help his mother and was the chef for Zombie Dogz food truck for two and half years.

"I think it was time," he said. "I am 31. I want to start a family.  So I figured I wanted to go off and do my own thing."

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