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Iraq Shawerma (where to buy?)

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bumpthekoala Mar 31, 2010 04:02 AM

I have a hankering for an Iraqi "Gus" or "Shawerma" sandwich. Anyone have recommendations i the D.C. or NOVA area? I know other countries/restaurants have it but I'm looking for the kind particular to Iraq. With the pickled radishes like at the amsterdam falafel place and chopped tomatoes. If you can help I'd be grateful!

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    fudizgud RE: bumpthekoala Mar 31, 2010 06:12 AM

    Max in Wheaton has schawerma, chopped tomato and bright magenta pickled turnips.

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      DanielK RE: fudizgud Mar 31, 2010 06:43 AM

      I believe the OP is suggesting that there's an Iraqi variant of the schwarma sandwich that Max's serves, which is Israeli-style.

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      weezycom RE: bumpthekoala Mar 31, 2010 07:10 AM

      The lamb schwarma at Lebanese Butcher has the pickled turnips and I think the tomatoes but I don't recall the sauce. The chicken schwarma has a very garlicky mayo and the turnips.

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      109 E Annandale Rd, Falls Church, VA 22046

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        Russel Shank RE: bumpthekoala Apr 3, 2010 02:57 PM

        Why doesn't someone open a tiny Iraqi restaurant?

        People in this city are educated, open-minded and curious. the fact that we are at war in their country would draw a lot of customers, just b/c they'd be curious about the people we have this frenetic relationship with.

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