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

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. re: FinnFPM

      Zo doesnt do lamb that I know of.

      1. re: C. Hamster

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

    2. 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.

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

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        1. re: VintageMolly

          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.

          1. re: LStaff

            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.

          2. re: VintageMolly

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

          3. 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. 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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              1. re: Bob Dobalina

                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

                1. re: phatchris

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

                http://www.flourbakery.com/p18.php?pa...

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                1. re: steinpilz

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

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

                  1. 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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                    1. re: Gabatta

                      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. 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. 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.

                        1. 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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                          1. re: maxinboston

                            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. 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!

                            1. 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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                              1. re: normal2

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