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What Goes Up
In their new show What Goes Up, advertising "40 percent new Idiocy," those juggling, bantering fools the Flaming Idiots incorporate a Sam Hurt cartoon, giant puppet limbs, and lots of audience participation for a family-friendly show guaranteed to get you on your feet and clapping.
"...The Flaming Idiots, masters of banter of all kinds. Gyro, Pyro, and Walter (it would be a shame to..."

May 24, 2002 Arts Review by Robi Polgar

The Flaming Idiots
As long as the Flaming Idiots are juggling and making fun onstage at the Zachary Scott Theatre Center, you won't care about anything but the pure pleasure they let you experience.
"...many that these idiots perform. They call themselves Pyro, Gyro, and Walter (Jon O'Connor, Rob Williams, and Kevin Hunt,..."

Dec. 12, 2003 Arts Review by Barry Pineo

Professors of Pleasure
Their name may suggest a lack of intelligence, but make no mistake, the Flaming Idiots are wise men when it comes to comedy.
"...sentences. They have developed vivid onstage personas -- Williams' Gyro, the talkative wit with the sandwich-making feet; O'Connor's Pyro..."

Dec. 22, 2000 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

Athenian Bar & Grill
Recenty reopened on Sixth Street, Athenian Bar & Grill serves great Greek food at a reasonable price
" The Combo Plate ($10.39 lunch/$15 dinner) comes with gyro and chicken, rice pilaf, Greek salad, spanakopita, tzatziki, and..."

Dec. 19, 2008 Food Review by Mick Vann

Tino's Greek Cafe
The concept is genius, and there's actually more there than meets the eye
"...lunch menu you can choose between a wrap of gyro or chicken meat ($4.99), a Greek Salad ($5.25, with..."

Sept. 9, 2005 Food Review by Mick Vann

Best Pizza Most Worthy of Its Name
New York Pizzaria
"...and spinach pie, as well as a pie with gyro meat (gyro sauce served on the side for dipping!)...."

Oct. 1, 2004 Best of Austin Feature

Of the Old World
Where to find some of the finest pastichio, moussaka, and moi-moi in Austin
"...pie), and creamy hummus. Then move on to the Gyro Plate ($8.99), the benchmark of all American-style Greek restaurants...."

Oct. 3, 2003 Food Feature by Rachel Feit

The Flaming Idiots: Agog and A-Giggle
Robert Faires gets a kick from the Flaming Idiots at the Zachary Scott Theatre Center.
" done by a Flaming Idiot. As performed by Gyro, the least tall and most talkative member of this..."

Dec. 31, 1999 Arts Review by Robert Faires

Celebrate Community and Connection in Austin During Ramadan
Soujouk, samosas, and dinner with Rep. Ilhan Omar and Mayor Steve Adler
"...ATX Gyro (halal Mediterranean)..."

May 3, 2019 Food Feature by Emily Beyda

The Flaming Idiots
This comic spectacle is pretty much the same as ever, but no complaints here
"'s been six years since Zach Theatre regulars Pyro, Gyro, and Walter galumphed across the boards of the Kleberg..."

Feb. 26, 2010 Arts Review by Wayne Alan Brenner

Athenian Grill
Things have changed at the space formerly occupied by Jean Luc's Bistro
"...better had it had some sort of sauce. The gyro and chicken combination plate ($11.99) was a good way..."

Nov. 12, 2004 Food Review by Claudia Alarcón

Culture Flash!
A Flaming Idiot gets legit, the Cultural Arts Division gets kicked upstairs, Zilker Theater productions goes west, young actor, and Hyde Park Theatre turns Italian
"...with one's feet, Rob Williams – better known as Gyro of the Flaming Idiots, the longtime comedy troupe that..."

Aug. 20, 2004 Arts Column by Robert Faires

The Pyramids
Where to find some of the finest pastichio, moussaka, and moi-moi in Austin
"...dipping sauce. The topper is a large plate with gyro meat slices and chicken shwarma slices, half and half...."

Oct. 3, 2003 Food Feature by Mick Vann

Pat Jasper leaves Texas Folklife Resources, and a pair of Zachary Scott Theatre Center shows get good out-of-town press.
" the same theatre. "This welcome return visit by Gyro (Rob Williams), Pyro (Jon O'Connor), and Walter (Kevin Hunt)..."

Dec. 21, 2001 Arts Column by Robert Faires

Second Helpings: Mediterranean
Meditteranean cuisine in this week's "Second Helpings"

June 15, 2001 Food Column

The Flaming Idiots Reviewed
"...Who would think three guys -- Gyro, Pyro, and Walter, they call themselves -- would juggle..."

Dec. 22, 2000 Arts Feature by Wayne Alan Brenner

Mediterranean/Middle Eastern
"...Falafel, roast chicken pocket, schwarma, gyro, and prosciutto sub: These sandwiches on fresh bread are..."

July 23, 1999 Food Feature

Kismet Cafe
"...the local palate. Two pita favorites around town: the gyro, marinated and spiced shavings of lamb dressed with yogurt..."

Oct. 23, 1998 Food Feature

Phoenicia Bakery and Deli
"...forgo a falafel and opt for a shawarma or gyro any day of the week. Respectively, these are the..."

April 25, 1997 Food Feature

MezzeMe Teaches Austin About Turkish Food
Scratch-made kitchen builds on family recipes handed down
"...MezzeMe Turkish Kitchen. "Many think it is all about gyros and falafel, but it is actually about fresh foods..."

July 8, 2022 Food Feature by Yasmin Diallo Turk

Dina Chkarka Spreads the Message of Moroccan Food to the Masses
Here’s cookin’ with you, kid
"...Moroccan offerings on Vivel's menu, including unique combinations like gyro crepes, hummus and falafel crepes, and a Marrakesh Express..."

March 4, 2022 Food Feature by Yasmin Diallo Turk

Satellite and Salt Traders Bring Back Brunch; Taquero Mucho Expands; Girl Scouts Will (Briefly) Offer Cocktails; and More
All the news that’s fit to get your taste buds quivering
"...Wagyu Burger alongside such noms as the Mighty Greek Gyro and that Don’t Let Your Meatloaf Sammie. “We’ll be..."

Jan. 5, 2022 Food Post

Crab Rangoon Pizza, Justine's Justin Returns, Lutie's at the Commodore Perry Estate, Rosen's Goes Brick-and-Mortar, and More
All the news that's fit to get your taste buds quivering
"...#160) of that national Mediterranean-style chain’s giving out free gyro wraps and more to its followers. Join their fancrowd,..."

April 7, 2021 Food Post

A Trio of Mediterranean Dining
Just when you thought you couldn't possibly get any shawarma, right?
"...Or maybe you want the kind of gyros and shawarmas and salads you might encounter at a..."

Sept. 4, 2020 Food Feature by Wayne Alan Brenner

Four Days of Hot Luck in a Nutshell
It’s simply the best food and music festival in Austin
"...turn) include, Salt & Time’s beef short rib pastrami gyro, the “Texas Coleslaw Massacre” (with grilled bacon, hot peppers,..."

May 28, 2019 Food Post by Jessi Cape

Everything You Might Have Missed at Hot Luck Food & Music Festival 2019
"...Beef short rib pastrami gyro from Salt & Time served during Hot Luck’s Al..."

May 28, 2019 Photo Gallery

Building an urban legend
", and for good reason. As if the shaved gyro meat smothered in tomato sauce were not appealing enough,..."

May 29, 2015 Food Feature by Rachel Feit

Buns, Hon
ACL doubles down on comfort food
"...bring international flavor to Austin Eats. Whether it's a gyro from Tino's, fried tofu tacos from Chi'Lantro, or a..."

Oct. 3, 2014 Food Feature by Claudia Alarcón

Daisies Cafe
A hidden gem in the North Loop area
"...But owner Angela Tyler has remarkably transformed a nondescript gyro joint into a sunny diner for breakfast and lunch...."

Feb. 15, 2013 Food Review by Rachel Feit

Verts: Berlin-Inspired Success Story Grows Beyond Campus
Austin's putting the bap in döner kebap (shoo bap).
"...less) you see spinning at many Greek eateries is gyro. Neither of them is the same as the other,..."

Oct. 18, 2012 Food Post by Kenny Pailes

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