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The weekend is almost here, which means it’s time for another edition of Food Truck Friday! Thanks again to Citizens Bank of Edmond, which is sponsoring food truck reviews in the run up to Heard on Hurd, which returns to Edmond April 21. We’ll be looking at trucks you can visit at Heard on Hurd and around the metro.

I’m never not craving a gyro. Sometime, mid-gyro, I find myself thinking, “You know what would be really good is another gyro.”

So when I saw the list of trucks coming to Heard on Hurd this month, my brain seized hold of my eyes and trained them intently on Let’s Do Greek.

“You know what would be really good,” my brain said, “is another gyro.”

I ate that gyro, my friends, but also much more at Let’s Do Greek. I was inspired by the steady stream of customers that approached the truck. Half of them seemed to have just discovered it, but there were many who bantered with the owners and knew the menu backward and forward.

Credit much of that to the friendliness of the Aguilar family, who truly embody what I love most about food trucks — people who genuinely love what they’re doing.

No matter how long the lines grew, the smiles on their faces were unwavering and their eyes sparkled when they passed along another order of hummus or Thunder fries because they knew Let’s Do Greek was about to earn another devotee.

The Food

One thing that sets Let’s Do Greek apart from some trucks is the quality of the chicken. LDG lightly breads a thinly sliced chicken breast and fries it to a pale gold. The added body doesn’t just taste good, it also holds onto sauce.

Oregano Chicken Sandwich

So when you get the Oregano Chicken Sandwich ($7), it’s not just a pile of fried chicken in a pita. That crust traps the lemon juice, olive oil and spicy oregano sauce (that orange stuff). Chicken breast is so mild that it’s almost neutral sometimes, but the breading and sauce give you a big pop of flavor and a rush of heat.

You can find more of that sauce on the aforementioned Thunder Fries ($6). As far as snacks go, this is a killer. The fries are tasty enough on their own, but the spicy oregano sauce is joined with Thunder sauce — a jalapeno-cilantro blend that give everything a fresh burst of heat and a sense of momentum that keeps you craving another bite. There’s also feta hidden in there, which helps tamp down on the heat while adding a funky, creamy cheese flavor.

Turn that snack into a full-blown meal with Loaded Thunder Fries ($10), adding a generous helping of either oregano chicken or gyro meat to the pile. Just do yourself and grab some napkins, because if you’re walking around with this one, it’s bound to get messy.

Loaded Thunder Fries

I really loved the Thunder Gyro Bowl ($12), which is definitely big enough to share or to save for a second meal.

The regular gyro bowl ($10) starts with seasoned rice topped with all the gyro fixing you love — hot, fatty, well-seasoned meat, tomatoes, red onions, cut pieces of pita and creamy tzatziki sauce. Thundering it up means adding that jalapeno-cilantro sauce and crumbled feta.

I cannot recommend spending the extra $2 highly enough. Much as I love a standard gyro and rice combo, the feta and spicy sauce adds two beneficial dimensions to the dish. The balance of green heat and creamy, cooling cheese is simply wonderful.

Thunder Gyro Bowl

I wasn’t as taken with the Arepas with Gyro and Feta ($8), simply because the form factor is much messier than a standard gyro in a pita. If you are REALLY craving the crispy, slightly sweet corn shell of the arepas, it’s great. But if you’re focused on the gyro, I’d go for the Workx ($7), which has all the same ingredients, plus black olives, and sans a shell that struggles to contain all the components.

Especially for families with small children, I’d recommend the hummus and pita ($7). Let’s Do Greek makes its own hummus and you can tell. It’s fresh, it’s light and creamy. The pita and hummus combo is easy on young palates and is extremely portable, which is important when you’re running around Heard on Hurd.

Food Truck Friday reviews are brought to you by Citizens Bank of Edmond, which presents the monthly street festival, Heard on Hurd in Downtown Edmond. Heard on Hurd is an authentic block party style festival that features three dozen food trucks, a live concert with local artists and retail pop-up shops.  Edmond has a special vibe of its own and Citizens Bank of Edmond provides an outlet for the Edmond community to shine. Heard on Hurd highlights the importance of supporting local eateries, artists and retailers. At the heart of Heard on Hurd is Citizens Bank of Edmond which is proud to provide the means for so many local thriving businesses.

The next Heard on Hurd is 6-10 p.m. April 21 at the corner of Broadway and Hurd in Edmond. For updates, follow @HeardonHurd on social media with hashtag #JointheHurd

About the Author

Founder and Eater-in-Chief of I Ate Oklahoma, Greg Elwell has been reviewing restaurants and writing about Oklahoma’s food culture for more than a decade. Where a normal person orders one meal, this guy gets three. He is almost certainly going to die young and those who love him most are fairly ambivalent about it. You can email Greg at greg@iateoklahoma.com.