I had the opportunity yesterday to have lunch at LaVergne’s Mixed Grill Gyros located at 5118 Murfreesboro Road. Another friend had recommended the restaurant when I picked her up for an evening of working at Bridgestone Arena… we always eat before we go because the complementary “jumbo all beef hotdog” we get for working just doesn’t quite fill you up when you work on your feet for eight hours (+/-).
My friend who recommended the place was chowing down on a mixed gyro and I was salivating on my steering wheel, despising the cold slice of pizza that was my before-work-meal. So yesterday was finally the day to go!
Another friend and I arrived around 1:00 p.m. and there was another group of about five adults and a handful of children there (so yes, it’s family friendly). The worker at the cash register was very courteous and happy to take our orders.
I asked if they could make a Philly Cheese Steak sans the onions and peppers because I am a five-year old when it comes to eating. Hahaha… just kidding (but mac & cheese is pretty good). They were very happy to accommodate me and I also ordered a side of fried mushrooms and water (I’m also a cheapskate!). My friend ordered the 1/2 pound burger, fries, and a soft drink.
I liked the restaurant because at no time did the workers act stressed. I hate going out to eat and hearing management yell at or boss around their employees. Everyone there seemed perfectly happy… happy workers = happy food.
The food came and it was WONDERFUL! The meat for my Philly Cheese Steak was trimmed right then and there (no frozen deli meat microwaved on the spot). The mushrooms inside were nicely peppered and the cheese was perfectly melted. The fried mushrooms though… those are what will keep me going back for more. They weren’t so hot that my mouth was burnt and the side of horseradish was nice (okay in a little rectangular package but still … at least they offered it).
I thought mine was good, but then my friend’s burger came out. I admit that I was just a tad jealous. Her burger was huge! She swore she couldn’t wait to tell her husband about it because apparently he is a burger aficionado. She promised she’d be back with him.
Menu items besides what we had are as follows (with the prices just on the sandwiches though they also offer plates and combos on many):
Chicken Gyro $3.99
Mixed Gyro $3.99
Philly Cheese Steak $4.99
1/2 lb Burger $3.59
1/4 lb Burger $2.99
Grilled Chicken $3.99
and Chicken Wings $7.99
Side items include chicken wings, chicken tenders, chicken nuggets, jalapeno poppers, fried mushrooms, cheese sticks, onion rings, french fries, side rice, and hummus. There are also salads: Gyro salad, Comb salad, chicken salad, Tabbouleh Salad, and Greek salad.
Here’s the best part… they have desserts!!! Ice cream cone, ice cream cup, BAKLAVA (omg…), Berma, and ice cream shakes.
If you get a chance, please do stop by Mixed Grill Gyros (Tel: 471-1670) and tell them This is LaVergne sent you. Let us know what you think!!