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Does any place in Boston make a killer roast lamb and feta sandwich?

David Kahn Nov 8, 2012 07:30 AM

There's a place in Los Angeles (Papa Cristo's) that makes a great lamb and feta sandwich, but Boston has to have LA beat in terms of Greek food, no? (Photo here: http://www.flickr.com/photos/scottlow... ) Where should I go to scratch this itch?

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  1. FinnFPM RE: David Kahn Nov 8, 2012 07:43 AM

    A lot of people like Zo --


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      C. Hamster RE: FinnFPM Nov 8, 2012 07:46 AM

      Zo doesnt do lamb that I know of.

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        FinnFPM RE: C. Hamster Nov 8, 2012 08:00 AM

        Duh. You're right. It's the pork they're always out of, not lamb. My fault.

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      gourmaniac RE: David Kahn Nov 8, 2012 07:48 AM

      I bet that Esperia Grill (Brighton Center) could put one together for you. Thy have roast lamb daily and make the best pork gyro in town.

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        VintageMolly RE: David Kahn Nov 8, 2012 07:57 AM

        The Lamb sandwich at Greek Corner in Cambridge is pretty killer.

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          LStaff RE: VintageMolly Nov 8, 2012 09:17 AM

          One would have to request feta on their sandwich at the GC though.

          I've had the lamb on a number of occasions and its pretty good (sometimes salty, so feta might put it over the top). I prefer the gyro myself for the crunchy bits and a bit more flavor in the meat that doesn't get lost with the garlicy tzatziki like the lamb can.

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            Gordough RE: LStaff Nov 8, 2012 09:44 AM

            mnmmm those crunchy bits are to die for. I always get sad when I order the gyro at Farm Grill in Newton and I don't get any of the crunchy bits or get very little. The crunchy bits together with the juicy meat = perfection.

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            Small Plates RE: VintageMolly Nov 8, 2012 09:27 AM

            I love it too!! In fact, I think I will foodler it for lunch today! :)

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            9lives RE: David Kahn Nov 8, 2012 08:06 AM

            Not exactly like your pic but Kebab House in Liberty Sq or Black Seed Cafe on Tremont both have lamb kebabs and feta on their menus. Could probably make you something that comes close.

            1. Bob Dobalina RE: David Kahn Nov 8, 2012 08:07 AM

              Artu in the North End does a lamb and eggplant sandwich - not sure if they will have feta, but it is a great lamb-based sandwich in its own right.

              I don't think I have seen a sandwich that looks like your photo anywhere on the East Coast. Must be Greeks from Siracusa out west.

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                phatchris RE: Bob Dobalina Nov 8, 2012 08:15 AM

                I'm sure Artu would make it for you, I used to have them make me a roast pork with provolone and rabe all the time when I lived in the NE

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                  9lives RE: phatchris Nov 8, 2012 08:32 AM

                  I live that roast lamb/pork with rabe and provolone at Artu also. The eggplant/meat is great too and they'll add some roasted peppers if you like.

              2. steinpilz RE: David Kahn Nov 8, 2012 09:23 AM

                I've had a good one at Flour Bakery & Cafe in the South End:


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                  fantundo RE: steinpilz Nov 8, 2012 06:04 PM

                  Theirs is very good, but I'm pretty sure it's with goat cheese.

                2. pinehurst RE: David Kahn Nov 8, 2012 09:29 AM

                  This is not Boston proper, but the Aegean in Watertown is certainly worth a drive. Their lamb sandwiches were excellent, as I remember.

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                    Gabatta RE: David Kahn Nov 8, 2012 09:31 AM

                    It's not a greek lamb and feta sandwich, but you really can't beat the roasted lamb shoulder sandwich at Strip Ts. It's indescribable. The best lamb sandwich I have ever had.

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                      GretchenS RE: Gabatta Nov 8, 2012 10:33 AM

                      That's exactly what I was thinking as I read this thread -- the Strip Ts lamb sandwich is killer, even if it doesn't have feta.

                    2. Delhiwala RE: David Kahn Nov 8, 2012 02:02 PM

                      Although it is Turkish and not Greek, I love the lamb sandwich at Sultan's Kitchen and they will add feta if you request it.

                      1. trufflehound RE: David Kahn Nov 8, 2012 02:39 PM

                        I'vr had the lamb shish kabob sandwich at Brookline Family Restaurant a couple times recently. Both times very tasty, second time a little tough in places but still a great sandwich. I'm sure they'd add feta if they indeed have it.

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                          maxinboston RE: David Kahn Nov 8, 2012 04:50 PM

                          Dave's Fresh Pasta in Davis Square (Somerville) has been running an awesome Lamb Panini (with feta) for awhile now. Not Boston proper, but, damn, is that a good sandwich.

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                            nathanP RE: maxinboston Nov 9, 2012 05:54 AM

                            Surprised no one else mentioned Dave's. Their lamb and feta sandwich on focaccia is outstanding. I'm not sure if it's a special or part of the permanent menu now, but it's the real deal. Thinly sliced lamb, red onions, feta, maybe a few cucumbers. Outstanding.

                          2. foodieX2 RE: David Kahn Nov 9, 2012 04:24 AM

                            It would be a drive from Boston but Cedar Cafe in Hanover is amazing. The often have a roasted lamb special. I have ordered it as a rollup with feta, tomatoes, lettuce and cucumber. Their lamb gyros and falafel are wonderful too!

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                              normal2 RE: David Kahn Nov 9, 2012 06:05 AM

                              not of greek origin, but one of the best sandwiches anywhere - at Flour - roast lamb (cooked rare and soooo tasty) with goat cheese, tomato chutney, arugula - all pressed panini style with their fabulous housemade focaccia bread. it doesn't get any better...

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                                enhF94 RE: normal2 Nov 9, 2012 06:41 PM

                                This. Flour's lamb sandwich is excellent. The lamb is de-felled, so not strongly sheepy.

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