I may be jumping in on this a little late, but not too far back there was an episode of "Best Of" which showed a tiny, hole in the wall, out in the middle of nowhere... It's called the Mad Greek. Located in Baker, CA. (of all places) Elderly Greek guy - uses the traditional vertical spit that has been layered w/ slices of lamb and beef, firmly compressed and slow roasted. No ground meat here... Now that's a recipe I want to find.