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Advice on getting a Gyro in NW Indiana

by rmdw Online Now Oct 24, 2004 at 10:04 PM

I've heard that there's a great place for getting gyros in NW Indiana. I even have one of their menus. According to this menu, if you want to go to Richway Gyros then you head to Whiting, Indiana. But according to a ... "questionable" source, though this restaurant is in Whiting, it's actually in Hammond. So you head to Hammond instead. Most confused and just wondering how many hours/days/weeks it'll take me to find this darn gyros place!!! Robert

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  • Re: Advice on getting a Gyro in NW Indiana

    by charlietuna22 Online Now Oct 25, 2004 at 11:06 PM

    Hello, Does the menu have an address? If so, go to www.mapquest.com and get the location. You can even get directions from door to door if you want.

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  • I know Richway... believe me I know

    by zrnchikw Online Now Mar 5, 2008 at 8:46 PM

    From the first day Richway opened in a tiny hole in the wall just off the corner of 119th and Calumet Ave, I have been a customer. When I was like 8 or 9 years old, this guy opened a food joint and served funny sounding food.

    Me and my friends went in for some fries and sodas and he offered us some of the meat on a stick. 30 years later and a location down the street (in the lot where the old Bowling Alley used to be), I go there anytime I'm close enough to get there. I live in California, been to England, Canada, Italy, Spain, Germany, and more -- THERE IS NO BETTER GYRO THAN THIS ONE.

    What's the secret? I don't know. I'm prety sure he uses Kronos foods so its available to anyone. One thing I know is different is that he no longer hand cuts the meats with his bother and sister; they use an electric knife. The food is great and if you live in Whiting, you know what I'm talking about.

    Now, the location: you send them a letter and you address it "Whiting." You want to know what city it is in: Hammond. The city boundary runs down the Boulavard from Chicago excluding the location known as "Robertsdale," which is part of Hammond.

    How do I know? I lived on the 1800 block of Stanton down the street from Clark HS. I ran to Sterk's almost daily, raced bikes and jumped ramps in the alleys of Davis and Stanton and Lake Aves, saw the dentist on 119th, and much more.

    I mena it, you want a good Gyro (yeer-oh) then you make the trip. Tell them Bucko sent you!

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