Photo of Demo's Greek Food Restaurant.

Cue Sirtaki music! Demo's at 2501 N. St. Mary's St.

My name is Denise, and I have an addiction to French fries. Not just any fries, though. Demo’s French fries.

They say that admitting you have a problem is the first step toward recovery. Here’s the deal: I don’t really want to recover from my addiction. I just want to remain mindful of the magnetic pull that Demo’s French fries have over me so that I limit my visits to a reasonable number.

Photo of Demo's micro gyro with fries.

Yes, Demo's gyros and fries are that good!

Demo’s Greek Food has been in business since 1979, the year that I moved to San Antonio, Texas, and I have been a loyal customer to this family owned business for the past 30 years. Why? Their gyro sandwich, “a rotisserie sliced blend of beef and lamb,” and, of course, their fries.

My preferred method for eating my gyro sandwich is to remove the foil wrapper so that the tzatziki sauce drips onto the French fries. Once you’ve eaten your French fries in this manner, ketchup just won’t do.

Photo of Greek islands mural on the wall of Demo's Greek Food.

Gaze at the Greek islands in the Mediterranean Ocean while you dine!

Demo’s has three locations in San Antonio: 1205 Loop 1604 at Blanco; 7115 Blanco at 410, just outside the loop; and 2501 N. St. Mary’s at Ashby. I have never been to the 1604 location, but I’ve been to the St. Mary’s and Blanco at 410 locations more times than I can count. Both St. Mary’s and Blanco have murals of the Greek isles painted onto the walls, so you may eat your lunch/dinner while pretending that you’re in Greece overlooking the sapphire blue Mediterranean and its whitewashed villages. Cheaper than hopping a plane to Athens, isn’t it? And if you time your visit just right, you may enjoy belly dancers while you dine!

Photo of Demo's baklava, a Greek dessert.

Baklava: phyllo dough, finely chopped nuts and honey

Aside from beef/lamb gyros, chicken souvlaki, beef souvlaki and lamb souvlaki, Demo’s has a full range of Greek food, including dolmas, tiropita, spanakopita, pastichio, moussaka and fish plaki. Plus, their Greek salad is oh-so-yummy. To cap it all off, you may round out your meal with authentic Greek desserts: baklava, kolouria, kourabeides and/or finikia. Personally, I recommend the and over the or.

Photo of the interior of Demo's Greek Food on N. St. Mary's Street.

Opa! out on the first Saturday of each month, 7 p.m. to 9:30 p.m., at the 2501 N. St. Mary's Street location

On the first Saturday of every month from 7 p.m. to 9:30 p.m., you may put on your dancing shoes and Opa! out to the sounds of the IKON Greek Band.

Go to the Demo’s Greek Food website for each location’s hours and phone number. Whichever location you choose, don’t forget to order the French fries!