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best lamb in seattle

Trigger5 Jan 18, 2008 10:51 PM

I am having a serious craving for lamb. Where is the best lamb burger in Seattle? And the best gyro?

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  1. barleywino RE: Trigger5 Jan 19, 2008 07:03 AM

    Lamb burger: 94 Stewart (slight preference over Matt's) only available during lunch iirc
    Lamb peas curry: Cafe Zum Zum (only open lunch wkdays)
    Rack of lamb: Waterfront grill ($$$)
    Where is the best lamb shank??

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      lisaf RE: Trigger5 Jan 19, 2008 11:26 AM

      Lola makes a pretty good lamb burger. The best gyro is probably at the Gyrocery on University Ave or Cedars.

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        staffstuff RE: Trigger5 Jun 18, 2008 07:32 AM

        MOXIE: the tastiest lamb burger I've eaten in this town.
        CUCINA De RA: best Lamb Shank...slow-simmered in Chianti for 9 hours....YUM!

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          barleywino RE: staffstuff Jun 18, 2008 08:42 AM

          thanks for tip on lamb shank! but the P-I says their lamb shank is overly sweet, what do you think?

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            pickledeedee RE: barleywino Jun 18, 2008 01:44 PM

            The best Lamb I have had in the city was at Cremant, in Madrona. It's a braised lamb shank and to die for!

            I get Gyro cravings so often, I cross the bridge and go to Factoria Mall (next to the Target there is a Gyro World). There is a gyro/fried chicken place in Rainier Beach down here by us, but I've been a little afraid to try it!

            BTW,Lamb Shanks in the slow cooker with cannelini beans is one of my favorite slow cooker recipes, and easy.

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              pickledeedee RE: pickledeedee Jun 18, 2008 01:52 PM

              If you're interested, the recipe is:
              4 1lb lamb shanks
              2 cans Cannellini beans drained
              1 can diced tomatoes
              1.5 cups dry white wine
              1 envelope onion soup mix
              2 tspn Italian season
              2 cloves crushed garlic,
              salt pepper to taste
              Trim fat and silver from Lamb (or ask butcher to do)
              In slow cooker stir beans, undrained tomatoes, wine, onion soup mix, italian seasoning and garlic, place shanks on top of bean mixture. Cover and cook on low for 10-12 hours. Great easy to make winter dinner.

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                barleywino RE: pickledeedee Jun 18, 2008 03:25 PM

                i have had the lamb shank at Cremant and i agree, it was very good! thx for recipe

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                staffstuff RE: barleywino Jun 18, 2008 03:38 PM

                It's really delicious...and this time of year, in early evening, the view from their dining room is so lovely...looking out onto the SAM sculpture garden..my advice to you: go there and sample Cucina De Ra's lamb shank yourself..and don't miss the belgian endive, pear, gorgonzola dolce & candied walnut salad w. fresh lemon vinaigrette.

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              mariannas RE: Trigger5 Jun 18, 2008 04:29 PM

              I love the lamb burger at Campagne - that with their frites and extra aioli is pure heaven. Yum.

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                plutch RE: Trigger5 Jun 19, 2008 11:03 AM

                The Best Gyro? Mr. Gyro on 85th and Greenwood is hands-down the best Gyro I have had. I have tried Gyro's in New York, Pittsburgh, Philly, Chicago and these two brothers make the best. Get the Gyro Plate, you won't go anywhere else.

                Matt's in the Market makes a great Lamb Burger, as well as Cafe Campagne. You can't go wrong with either one.

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                  magfoodguy RE: Trigger5 Jun 22, 2008 09:53 AM

                  I had a gyro yesterday at Stell's over by SPU. It was more of a burger on pita but was really good. It was definitely different and I will be going back for another one.

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