It's one food item that people love but struggle to say correctly.
"The correct pronunciation is gyro (like "yee-row"), but in Texas we call them gyros (like "ji-rows")." That's how Frank Markantonis articulates it to a customer ready to order one of those things.
However you pronounce it; leave it to this Greek to whip up the best yee-row, ji-row, or hero on four wheels.
"It's a lamb and beef meat mixture, and you put it on a pita bread and you put a really nice coat of tzatziki sauce on there, and then some fresh vegetables and then we put a little secret seasoning in there," Markantonis explained for those who've never had one.
Papou Jerry's Gyro Truck rolled on the scene in January dishing out more than Greek delights.
"We do an awesome cheeseburger, half pound, a patty melt, and some unbelievable French fries," he said.
Chew on this. Before Markantonis started fixin' food, he spent 16 years fixin' cars.
"I had an Exxon station right on Westheimer and Fondren, and it was a great run," he shared. "I really enjoyed it, but my heart was really in serving food. I really enjoy feeding people. It's a lot more rewarding than fixing their cars."
Markantonis was considering a career change and having a beer with his brother Petros at the West Alabama Ice House when he had the bright idea to start a food truck.
"My brother was running the ice house. I sold my gas station and decided to join forces with my brother at the ice house," he said.
The brothers inherited the place from their dad Jerry.
"My dad bought West Alabama Ice House in the early 80's." Markantonis said, "It's the oldest ice house in Houston; it's one of the original ice houses where people used to go buy blocks of ice for their refrigerators back in the 40s and 50s."
Now it's a beer joint and the backdrop for the first Greek food truck in Houston.
"We named it after my dad," said Markantonis.
Papou's still a big part of the business.
"We definitely wanted to immortalize him," Markantonis said as he stood next to the picture of his deceased father that is plastered on the side of the truck. "We worked really hard to make Papou Jerry live forever on the side of this food truck, and we hope he`s looking down on us with a big smile."
Now, that's keeping it all in the family.