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Lamb Sandwiches

Alcachofa Apr 23, 2013 09:37 AM

I was propelled to get the lamb and goat cheese sandwich at Flour today.

A very good sandwich, but inferior to Artu's lamb & eggplant sandwich. I think the goat cheese element could have been more goat-y. Also, I think I prefer Flour's roast beef sandwich.

However, I've last had Artu's sandwich well over a year ago. Anyone been more recently and is it holding up?

Where else has notable lamb sandwiches?

Some additional lamb sandwich discussion here:

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    valcfield Apr 23, 2013 09:39 AM

    Sofra's lamb schwarma is delicious. Very juicy, with great balance from labne and pickled onions (i think).

    FYI, strip t's recently took their excellent lamb sandwich off of the menu, replaced by a head cheese sandwich i believe.

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      mkfisher Apr 23, 2013 10:06 AM

      +1 on Sofra.

      I also concur that the roast beef is the way to go at Flour. Probably a top 5 sandwich in the city for me.

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        Jenny Ondioline Apr 23, 2013 11:00 AM

        While I agree that in general the much-maligned Antico Forno is nothing special, the lamb sandwich on their lunch menu is excellent.

        1. Small Plates Apr 23, 2013 12:41 PM

          Gonna' have to go with Greek Corner again. I ask them for extra feta. Soooo good!

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          1. re: Small Plates
            opinionatedchef Apr 23, 2013 01:13 PM

            sp, you and striperguy both love the lamb sandwich there. I keep remembering it when we drive by, but would you remind me- the lamb is braised , or grilled kabobs or ?i'm not a fan of braised (strip t's) but love most things grilled over fire. thx.

            1. re: opinionatedchef
              trufflehound Apr 23, 2013 03:58 PM

              I've enjoyed the garlicky roast lamb sandwich at GC.

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                opinionatedchef Apr 24, 2013 12:35 AM

                truffe, do they cook it med rare or well done? thx.

                1. re: opinionatedchef
                  LStaff Apr 24, 2013 07:59 AM

                  It's roasted and well done - and the handful of times I've had their lamb, salty. The fresh/grilled pita and the garlicky tzatziki make all their sandwiches so declicious though.

                  1. re: LStaff
                    opinionatedchef Mar 30, 2014 11:21 AM

                    I am very happy to report that the roast lamb sandwiches we requested as rare- were indeed rare. Hip hip hoorah. DelISH. I really like that they grill their pita. Too much (i can't believe i'm saying that) tadziki but this is easily remedied. Next time we'll also try the avgolemono. Thx to stripey and sm plates for keeping GC in the conversation!

                    1. re: opinionatedchef
                      LStaff Apr 10, 2014 07:49 AM

                      They are very inconsistent with the amount of tzatziki sauce they put on their sandwiches. And many times half the sandwich doesn't have any, and the other half has way too much. My wife and I take bets on who is going to get the tzatziki bomb and who is going to get shafted whenever we order gyros.

                  2. re: opinionatedchef
                    bizkat Jun 24, 2013 02:10 PM

                    Greeks like their lamb well-done.

                2. re: opinionatedchef
                  Small Plates Apr 24, 2013 08:53 AM

                  Yes - roasted. I've not experienced the over salting - in fact, I ask them to put feta on the sandwich because I feel it needs the salt. I am having one today as a matter of fact, and I will eat carefully and describe in full in about an hour and a half! :)

                  1. re: Small Plates
                    opinionatedchef Mar 1, 2014 09:30 PM

                    We finally made it to Greek Corner today and tried a few things takeout. The big success was the GRILLED lamb kabob w/ tadziki in thick(er) pita. You could really taste the marinade w/ its oregano and vinegar, and it was grilled med rare per our request.

                    Don't think we'll be ordering other dishes there. The moussaka was a very generous portion but it completely lacked flavor, much less ooomph. I don't know if no salt was the culprit, but it still didn't taste like anything after i salted it. Yet it looked great- lovely beschamel and meat and eggplant latyers. But Esperia Grill in Brighton has moussaka 10 times better than GC's. oh well.
                    Spanakopita was good but not very spunky. Fried Zucchini was weird- some powdered coating of cheese and flour? Town Diner has delicious fried eggplant and it's a frozen product! go figure.
                    Anyway, we'll def be back for the grilled lamb kabob roll up, but in the future, i'm going to ask that they cut up the lamb after they grill it. My pita had 3 v large lamb pieces and they were very tasty but with chewy/tendon parts in all. Oh, aside from lamb on this pita, you get shredded iceberg, sliced tomato, a little red onion, and a good amount of tadziki sauce.

                    So, with a slight detour to pick up the fabulous babaganoosh at Noor's- you can have a really excellent lunch of GC Lamb Kabob roll up and Noor's Baba..

                    I missed this before we went today. Looks like we should try the avgolemono and the roast lamb roll up as well.

                    1. re: opinionatedchef
                      LStaff Mar 3, 2014 06:14 AM

                      For me Greek corner is all about the avgolemono soup and the gryo with accasional roasted lamb dinner or lamb kebabs for a change of pace. Love the light, garlicy dressing they put on the salad too.

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                danslemarais Apr 23, 2013 12:58 PM

                Dave's Fresh Pasta in Davis Sq has two lamb sandwiches: a cold lamb in a pita wrap and a hot lamb on panini. The pita is pretty good but the hot lamb sandwich is fantastic.

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                1. re: danslemarais
                  teezeetoo Apr 23, 2013 01:46 PM

                  Family in Brookline and Esperia in Brighton: both have excellent lamb donna kabobs

                  1. re: danslemarais
                    Small Plates Apr 24, 2013 08:54 AM

                    That cold lamb sandwich bummed me out big time. If you are gonna' serve it cold, you have to trim the fat. Blecchh. The carmelized onions were great, though!! :)

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                    Northender Apr 23, 2013 03:56 PM

                    No change in the Artu lamb and spicy eggplant sammy. Same as it ever was.

                    1. trufflehound Apr 23, 2013 04:00 PM

                      Family Restaurant in Brookline makes a delish Lamb Shish kabob on their killer homemade bread with salad and tatziki .

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                      1. re: trufflehound
                        opinionatedchef Apr 24, 2013 12:34 AM

                        alRIIIIGHT. i am ready for this.th you.

                      2. StriperGuy Apr 24, 2013 06:52 AM

                        Greek Corner by far!

                        1. Alcachofa May 9, 2013 09:33 AM

                          Just had a KILLER lamb meatball sandwich (on a pita) from TR Street Food at Tavern Road. The lamb meatballs themselves were very tasty, but the accoutrements really made the sandwich.

                          Semi-off topic, but this was my first visit to TR Street Food, and everything on the menu has potential. Will definitely head back many times with the goal of trying everything!

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                          1. re: Alcachofa
                            Gordough May 9, 2013 09:59 AM

                            Is there a place to sit and eat your food at TR or is it purely take out?

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                              MC Slim JB May 9, 2013 10:01 AM

                              They pack everything to go, but you can sit down anywhere in the restaurant to eat. And yes, that lamb meatball sandwich is awesome.


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                                celeriac Jun 24, 2013 02:59 PM

                                Haven't had the lamb meatball sandwich, but I have had what I presume are those same balls at dinner, and they are killer. Elsewhere at TR, the fried pork pate sandwich is just as rich as it sounds, and very delicious. I really think those guys are doing excellent stuff.

                                1. re: celeriac
                                  devilham Jun 24, 2013 05:50 PM

                                  I was torn between the pâté and the porchetta last week, went porchetta and man it was good, sliced so thin it seemed more like a mild pastrami....can't wait to try other items

                            2. re: Alcachofa
                              catsmeow May 14, 2013 01:51 PM

                              I got one of these today. Loved it!

                              1. re: Alcachofa
                                nsenada Jun 24, 2013 01:08 PM

                                Finally made it there today - those balls were excellent. I can't wait to try their other offerings.

                                1. re: Alcachofa
                                  mkfisher Jun 24, 2013 01:17 PM

                                  Did anyone else find this sandwich to be a little too wet? Don't get me wrong, it was delicious, I just feel like it could benefit from a little less liquid.

                                  1. re: mkfisher
                                    nsenada Jun 24, 2013 01:28 PM

                                    I guess it was a bit liquidy, and the balls required a little wrangling to keep in the bread. Really tremendous flavors, though.

                                2. opinionatedchef Jun 24, 2013 06:06 PM

                                  while My Love and I are once-a-week fans of Dave's Cubano, neither of us cared for the 2 diff lamb wiches we got there. We both do like the simple grilled lamb in pita gyros, w/ tzadziki sauce from Desfina. we had thyat Artu wich last yr; excellent.

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                                    southie_chick Jun 24, 2013 07:29 PM

                                    I had the lamb & goat cheese sandwich from The Dining Car (which is actually a food truck) last week & it was pertty good. A little heavy on the goat cheese, but the lamb was pretty tasty (it was "well done" - brown all the way thru but not dry), & you could really taste the rosemary they marinated it in. It had greens (arugula?) & sauteed onions too, & it was $10.

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