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Apr 23, 2013 09:37 AM

Lamb Sandwiches

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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  1. 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.

    1. +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.

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

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

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          1. re: Small Plates

            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

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

              1. re: trufflehound

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

                1. re: opinionatedchef

                  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

                    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

                      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

                  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

                    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

                      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.

              2. 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

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

                  1. re: danslemarais

                    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!! :)