Athens West, an Orange County-only mini-chain with gleaming outposts in Huntington Beach and Seal Beach, prepares pita sandwiches fat with meat—juicy steak, crispy calamari and chicken, and gyro shavings so dense they could absorb light. The meats are also available as platters with buttery orzo pasta, cool tzatziki sauce and Greek salad heavy on the onions. There's a flaky spanakopita spinach pie and a tart avgolemono egg lemon soup. But you can find those meals at any Hellenic eatery. You're visiting Athens West for their fries.
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