What we all need now more than ever is an escape—and a really damn good gyro.
A sampling of the menu at Mr.Mandolin: sticks, dips and the crunchiest fries in Miami. All meats are antibiotic- and hormone-free, ethically raised and harvested, and locally sourced when possible.
For so many of us, this was meant to be the year of travel. I wanted to drink Rioja in a cave, hike a glacier and, more than anything, eat briny feta by the Aegean Sea. You don’t need me to tell you that 2020 has been one surprise after another. Fortunately, restaurateur Ahmet Erkaya knows how to handle a curveball. His new Mr.Mandolin is the result of a very successful pivot, a concept born out of the need for takeout that was easy, satisfying and, above all, transporting. The new fast-casual restaurant serves up insanely good dishes inspired by the street food of Greece and Turkey. Think gyros, kebabs, pies, dips and some incredibly crispy fries. It’s a culinary adventure across the globe—that you can enjoy in your own backyard. 7301 Biscayne Blvd., Miami, mrmandolin.com
The tahini bun is a sweet bread roll topped with sesame seeds.
Photography by: all photos courtesy of mr.mandolin