By OnMilwaukee Staff Writers   Published Oct 10, 2007 at 5:29 AM

The votes are in and the winners have been selected for OnMilwaukee's Best: Eat & Drink, 2007. The results of this readers' poll, including an editors' pick, are available in this series of articles that run all October long during Dining Month on

The category wasn't meant to be confusing.

When you get down to it, though, "Best late night drunk eats" could have been called "Best early, early morning drunk eats."

Whatever the designation, Milwaukeeans often feel the urge to follow a night of libation with a late-night/early morning feast. For readers, the place to satisfy such a craving is Oakland Gyros.

An East Side landmark popular with UW-Milwaukee students and locals at all times of the day, Oakland Gyros takes on a slightly bawdy atmosphere around bar time. The fact that the food is fast, plentiful, satisfying and relatively inexpensive explains why so many pedestrians in the area smell of tzatziki sauce in the pre-dawn hours.

That sauce, often referred to as "cucumber" or "yogurt" sauce, when combined with sliced lamb/beef, the warm pita and fresh onions, that keep fans coming back.

Next time you stop at Oakland Gyros to top off an evening, feel free to engage fellow patrons in a debate about the pronunciation of the featured sandwich.

In the Midwest and West, it is usually pronounced "YEE-roh." On the East Coast, many say "JAI-ROH." Don't ask the staff. They are busy serving the customers, many of whom were overserved at their previous stop.

An East Side tradition, Oakland Gyros is the No. 1 late-night spot for readers. editor's choice: Ma Fischer's

1. George Webb
2. Pizza Shuttle
3. Ma Fischer's
4. Real Chili
5. The Dogg Haus
6. Jimmy John's
7. Jalisco
8. Qdoba
9. Frank the "Pepperoni Cannoli Guy" Pecoraro
10. Grecian Delight
11. Bay View Family Restaurant
12. BW-3
13. Omega
14. Sil's