About Big Fat Greek Gyros
Big Fat Greek Gyros was begun shortly after I immigrated to the USA at the end of 2011. I wasn't born in Texas but I got here just as fast as I could. I enjoy Texas BBQs but I wanted to share the taste of Greek food with my new friends in Austin. Using my Grandma's recipes I baked moussaka and spinakopita and made Greek salad. I made Greek appetizers for parties and taught people how to cook, how to dance, how to say things in Greek and had lots of fun doing that. So I decided to have a food trailer because they seem very popular in Austin and that is a good way to share my food, my recipes, my laughter and life, meet new friends and enjoy life.
Emmanuel Papadakis, Owner and chef
Big Fat Greek Gyros,
now on Rainey Street
Originally located at NATY's Food Trailer Park in N. Austin, Big Fat Greek Gyros has now moved to 74 Rainey Street, one of the truly coolest locales in Austin, famous for it's live music, bars and nightlife and ecletic dinning experiences. Big Fat Greek Gyros sits in the newly landscaped garden of the little "white house" next door to the popular "Lustre Pearl", benefitting from some great music every evening. There's plenty of shade and outside seating and other food trailer choices, italian, mexican but of course, you must have something authentically Greek from the Big Fat Greek Food Trailer
Emmanuel has always enjoyed cooking for family and friends. He learnt to cook from his mother and Grandmother, both of which came from Crete and really knew the secrets to simple, healthy mediterranean food, always fresh vegetables, generous seasoning with onion, garlic and oregano, take care to prepare and care to present and serve with love.
Emmanuel was also the top DJ in Greece back in the 80s and later owned two nightclubs on the Island of Rhodes. He has danced professionally and worked in Vacation Resorts so he is an experienced entertainer and knows how to host a successful social event.
“ I have always loved cooking, dancing and telling everyone about my homeland Greece. If you come to visit me at Big Fat Greek Gyros, you can taste my cooking, learn to speak Greek and practice the steps of the syrtaki dance."
Come to see me
Emmanuel Papadaks Owner and chef
Big Fat Greek Gyros was profiled in the November Food Issue of Austin Monthly. Check out the big photo of my Hercules Gyros http://www.austinmonthly.com/AM/November-2012/Gone-Global