by BtownMenus on November 15, 2010
If you are a big fan of Greek and Mediterranean cuisine, Trojan Horse is a no brainer. When approaching the restaurant it is impossible to miss the traditional display that goes on in the front window. The culmination of gyro meat being packed around a spool that is cooked rotisserie style while being carved on a consistent basis day to day, is too much for me and let alone any other food junkie to handle. The scent that hovers within a ten-foot radius of the place is enough to get your stomach churning and mind drifting towards what else is possibly on the menu. I am a sucker for the succulent taste of the chicken and lamb gyros. Both have an excellent taste, but if you are counting your calories, go with the chicken gyro.
As an appetizer there are few strong options. I love cheese, and there is no better cheese dish in Bloomington, than Trojan horse’s Saganaki. It’s probably the presentation of the dish that gets me, but from when the waiter/waitress brings out the flaming cheese and yells “Opa”, the game is on!
The Spanakopita is one of my favorite appetizers, and if you like spinach and feta cheese, give it a go. Usually, I love the spinach pie at Trojan Horse, but when I was there yesterday, it was a bit too greasy to my liking. I prefer it to be crispy and hot. However, 9 times out of 10 this item has been stellar.
Their Humus is usually pretty good, but I always add some adventure to the plate by going with the Three-Pepper Spice. This gives it a little more kick, and avoids any chance of bland humus.
A friend of mine went with the Bacon Cheeseburger. I was surprised by her selection since Trojan Horse has a Greek themed reputation. After joking around and telling her we might as well have gone to Mcdonalds if she wanted a burger, she reminded me that the front of the menu says “Greek Specialties and American Favorites Since 1978” for a reason. She got me with that one, and her burger ended up being exactly as she had hoped, delicious.
In total we ordered a Gyro, Spanakopita, Bacon Cheeseburger, and the Three-Pepper Spice Humus. We sat upstairs, where alcohol is served, and had a couple beers with our meals. Trojan Horse has a great atmosphere for those of all ages. Having two floors, the first floor is a lot more family oriented. On the second floor there is a bar, and you must be 21 to enter most of the area. The servers are very friendly, and the food comes out within ten minutes. You aren’t going to burn a hole in your wallet when you come to the corner of Kirkwood and Walnut. Trojan Horse has been open for 32 years, and based on our last meal, expect them to be around for a very long time.
Oh I almost completely forgot, if you have a sweet tooth and/or have the sudden urge to treat yourself to one of the best desserts in Bloomington, go with the Baklava. The best known of the Greek pastries it has all the ingredients to make your mouth water: honey, cinnamon, and finely crushed walnuts. Ok, I have raved enough about this place, just go there already and check it out for yourself!
100 East Kirkwood Avenue
Cost Friendly? Extremely: meals range from $8-$15
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