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The dish of the month for Los Angeles for June 2014 is LAMB.

Here's a link to the voting thread for last month (I think) where lamb almost tied: http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/970179

The goal is to collectively try as many different varieties, kinds and types of lamb as possible. Anything lamb-related is fair game. And, it goes without saying, that telling us of fabulous places to find lamb (and all of its various iterations) that you've tried in the past is great, and recounting vivid memories is also fun, but what we want are real-live, current progress reports of what and where you are finding and eating lamb.

So let's start exploring and eating—report back with reviews and photos.

Because lamb is great prepared at home and on the grill, please also post any great sources or specials that you find.

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  1. AYCE lamb chops at fogo.

    Toothpick cumin lamb chengu

    Rack of lamb at Craig's

    Three good spots but fogo wins for me

    1. Recent dinner at Tavern in Brentwood included:
      Braised lamb shank with fingerlings, fava beans & savory créme fraîche . Wonderful dish. Best lamb shank I have ever eaten.

      1. I could've sworn I had lamb chops at P'tit Soleil, but I'm not seeing it in their on-line menu.

        At any rate, the prep was very standard (and thus not a standout), but eating it in a nice gastopub environment + the marvelous poutine just made for a very satisfying afternoon (a few wks ago).

        1. The lamb with cumin at Lucky Noodle King is pretty awesome.

          1. The Lamb Dip at Westside Tavern

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            1. re: wienermobile

              Yumm….lamb dip

               
              1. re: wienermobile

                I like the lamb dip at Phillipe's, double-dipped with jack cheese, yum!

                1. re: Michelle

                  how about the lamb w blue cheese ?????

                  1. re: kevin

                    +1 on double dipped lamb with blue.

                  2. re: Michelle

                    I like the lamb dip at Phillipe's double-dipped as well, but hold all cheeses. Plenty of flavor in that lamb, the au jus and the bun, plus some hot mustard of course!

                    1. re: carter

                      when not add some cheese to gild that lilly.

                      that bleu they gots there is pretty pungent.

                      but if one is not a fiendish cheese lover the bleu just won't do.

                  3. re: wienermobile

                    it doesn't look like there's a lot of lamb meat in that there sandwich.

                2. My standard order at Taj Palace is the lamb vindaloo, medium heat. It's terrific.

                  1. The Lamb Belly at MB Post:

                     
                     
                    1. Lamb shank at Sham Shari Grill is really good and very reasonable.

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                      1. re: Thor123

                        I think you are recommending Shamshiri on Westwood:

                        http://www.shamshiri.com

                        I usually order the lamb koobideh as a lunch special -- one large skewer, huge mound of rice, grilled roma tomato, onion wedges and bell pepper, a starter of the cucumber/onion, parsley, tomato chopped salad, and flatbread -- I think $8.95 + tax and tip (might be $9.95).

                        It is indeed very good -- great food, big portions, great value. Only issue i have there is the service -- numerous waitresses take orders and bring checks and stand near the cashier and talk. Overworked bussers do everything else -- bring food, clear, bring drinks, bring flatbread, respond to most requests. Yes, I've mentioned this to the managers. My last visit there I left no tip with my credit card payment and gave cash to my busboy.

                        1. re: Thor123

                          Had this today. Big shank. Clean taste and broth. 8 bucks. The service there is horrendous as Nosh says. Lunch can't be almost 2 hrs. Don't think I can deal with these folks again despite good food.

                          1. re: Thor123

                            I had the lamb neck from Shamshiri this weekend (it's available on Monday and Friday only), served over saffron rice with currants and lentils. Delicious!

                            Shamshiri does great delivery - fast and reliable. And then you don't have to deal with bad service!

                          2. ISO: best shepherds pie? Had a great one from Tavern...

                            1. Lamb & clams at Hungry Cat SM tonight.... Baby Manila clams with merguez sausage, grilled bread with spicy red pepper rouille, delicious!

                               
                              1. I loved the Mutton Kebabs at Feng Mao.

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                                1. re: Dogbite Williams

                                  I second this... Love their spicing... ^^

                                2. Lamb and birria at Taco Maria. Absurdly good. Can't find the menu so I'm not exactly sure what was in it but get there soon.

                                  1. The Zi Ran Lamb is at the top of the lunch specials menu at Moon House in W.L.A.

                                    http://www.shamshiri.com

                                    1. I love lamb and happy to see it for this month. Lamb dishes I've had recently that I would recommend

                                      Feng Mao – The skewers and the stir fry with onions.
                                      MB Post – Lamb Belly
                                      Bronzed Aussie – The lamb meat pie
                                      Metro Diner – Lamb Shank

                                      The first two I would consider destination worthy, the latter two, good neighbourhood choices.

                                      Acqui es Texacoco
                                      Went today. Been meaning to go and Dish of the Month was a good excuse. Easy to get to off the freeway. Ample parking. Got there about 1 p.m. and the place was full, but managed to get a seat quickly. The staff was harried but friendly and patient with our newbie questions. We ordered:

                                      Two large portions of the lamb bbq plate, one with rib meat and other with “meat”, which their menu describes as lean cuts of choice meat. Other choices were tripe and brain. Large are ½ pound of meat, Regular, 1/3 pound

                                      Two tacos, lamb tripe and lamb brain
                                      A quesidilla with huitlacoche
                                      3 grilled quails (menu choice, 1 or 3)
                                      1 quesotaco with lamb
                                      2 Flans for dessert

                                      The bbq plates come with a cup of the lamb consommé, several corn tortillas, pickled habanero spiced onions, the standard onions and cilantro mixture and lime wedges. The tortillas looked homemade, rich yellow color, nice chewiness and heft.

                                      We were also given two big squeeze bottles of sauce for the lamb. A standard green tomatillo type and a dark brown spicier one. I loved the brown sauce, it was thick and rich and tasted like a mole sauce.

                                      The meal started with the cup of lamb consommé. There was a little bit of rice and a few kernels of hominy. It had some red pepper in it for some spiciness. Good start to the meal, bracing hit of lamb taste with sneaky heat. It's lighter and thinner than a traditional consommé.

                                      The lamb meat was tender, juicy and not greasy. The rib meat had more fat in it as expected. Good lamb taste but not over the top funky. Some meat, a few slivers of the pickled onion, light spritz of lime and a healthy dollop of the mole like sauce all wrapped up in the tortilla was a great combination for me. The sauce really worked for me. It didn't overwhelm the meat but rather enhanced the whole package.

                                      I was less enamoured with the tripe and brain taco. The brain was watery and underseasoned, it didn't do much for me. The tripe was coated in a red seasoning similar to al pastor. But it was flabby and didn't have that tripe funk that I like and the sauce overwhelmed it.

                                      The quesotaco was interesting. Essentially it's grilled cheese wrapped around the meat. The cheese was good, the lamb was good, but together it was just too much for me. I found the combination too oily and greasy for more than a few bites. Possibly I should have cut it with some lime or either of the sauces. .

                                      The quesidilla with huitlacoche was very tasty. The tortilla grilled up with the fillings made for a great taste combination. The corn flavor, the richness of the cheese, the huitlacoche, it all just worked together.

                                      The quail was simply prepared by just grilling but done well. It came with a side of a roasted pepper salsa which although tasty, I thought was better in small doses. It was spicy and strong, I used it more like a dipping sauce, just a gentle touch on the quail meat.

                                      We ended the meal with some flan. Not the best flan I've ever had but pretty good. On the firmer custardy side but still moist, not too sweet balanced with the caramel.

                                      Overall, I really liked this place. Items I'd definitely get again are the bbq plate and quesidilla. The quail if I'm in the mood. I want to try the parchment wrapped preparation of the lamb and rabbit. I'd also like to try their Mediterranean take on lamb with pita and dill yogurt sauce.

                                      Total was $54.50 after tax and before tip, oh one orange Jarritos included. Leftovers, one quail and about a quarter pound of each kind of lamb meat. Pics attached.

                                       
                                       
                                       
                                       
                                       
                                       
                                       
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                                      1. re: Jase

                                        I believe that it's garbanzos and not hominy in the consume.

                                        1. re: Jase

                                          Jase, the highlighted picture, with the three large chops and a small bowl of something to the right -- details?

                                          1. re: nosh

                                            Quail.

                                        2. The roasted lamb and feta sandwich at Papa Cristo's is great!

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                                          1. re: Fryboy

                                            But I can't be so close to Papa Cristo's and not go to Dino's...

                                            1. re: nosh

                                              Wait? Whut? Are you not allowed to do both? Meal at PC and grab takeout at Dino's?

                                              1. re: Jase

                                                Dino's takeout doesn't work -- fries get soggy with the extra sauce anyway. Would have to be reverse order -- eat at Dino's for lunch, then Papa Cristo's for a later dinner. I could see getting a spanikopita pastry. I love gyros, and if I asked for tzaziki sauce on the side, the pita wrapped in foil should keep and rewarm ok, though the lettuce/tomato/onion would suffer... Didn't I read about some sort of discount offer?

                                                1. re: nosh

                                                  nosh, get on papa cristo's email list.

                                                  all sorts of discounts.

                                                  1. re: kevin

                                                    How do you get on their mailing list?

                                                    I was on their website today and I didn't see any way to get on a mailing list nor any indication that they even have a mailing list.

                                                  2. re: nosh

                                                    Respectfully disagree w/ nosh, that DTG (Dino's-to-go) doesn't work.
                                                    I almost always order my fries (at other places) "well-done/crispy" and loathe anything else --- but Dino's is the EXCEPTION ---- I LOVE mushy fries in this one particular instance. Blissful.

                                                    1. re: Ciao Bob

                                                      Agree, Dino's is possibly the only place where mushy fries are acceptable and expected. Putting that sauce on it makes them soggy almost immediately even if you ask for them extra crispy. Even if you eat there, by the time you're halfway through the fries are soggy.

                                                      1. re: Jase

                                                        I concur.

                                                        A couple times or rather more than a couple times I've been I just ordered a plate or rather Styrofoam container of said fries doused in those richly flavored juices that they douse the namesake chicken in and went to town.

                                                        That's better than the chicken in my opinion. A mess of those fries and then a couple carne asada tacos on the side, and a large diet coke, with a couple of copious refills and i'm good to go, unless you can smuggle in some rum, surreptitiously, and and then is all once again great in the world.

                                                        and then after make a run for a few popsicles at Mateo's.

                                            2. Had the lamb shark from Sham Shari Westwood yesterday. Two nice shanks, good flavor and only $12.

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                                              1. re: Thor123

                                                12 buck ain't half bad considering most joints nowadays charge about 11 bucks at least for a skewer of ground beef tenderloin.

                                                1. re: Thor123

                                                  Is it Sham Shari or Shamshiri ?????

                                                  Or are they one and the same ??????

                                                  1. re: kevin

                                                    Shamshari. My bad.

                                                    1. re: Thor123

                                                      Actually Shamshiri. See earlier in thread.

                                                2. Anyone had the lamb chops at Wolfgang's?

                                                  1. Can anyone recommend any lamb burgers? I love the one at Golden State but they only have it once in a while.

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                                                    1. re: wienermobile

                                                      I'd like to find some of those baby back lamb ribs like at rendezvous BBQ in Memphis.

                                                      1. re: jessejames

                                                        Charlie vergos ???????

                                                        1. re: kevin

                                                          Yessir! So good.

                                                        2. re: jessejames

                                                          Overall I thought the food was only solid, not great. But yeah those lamb ribs were tasty. Photo of the lamb from last trip. Kind of dark since I don't like to use a flash inside restaurants.

                                                           
                                                          1. re: Jase

                                                            Nice work hound. That's my order there.

                                                            1. re: jessejames

                                                              I had that and half a rack of their dry rubbed ribs. Took a few bites of their mediocre sides and pushed them aside. Finished all the meat. Memphis BBQ trip was fun but not as good as the Austin BBQ trip

                                                              1. re: Jase

                                                                Solid -- I haven't see any other place do the lamb ribs tho. Have you?

                                                                1. re: jessejames

                                                                  No. Next time you go to Austin, try the mutton BBQ at Sam's. Can't remember if that's the right name though. They're known for it so you can find them easily enough. I posted a trip report on that board when I went a couple of years ago.

                                                                  1. re: Jase

                                                                    I'll dig that up...sounds pretty mutton good.

                                                                    I like that Austin, Memphis and nola also have the great music to go with the Q.

                                                                    1. re: jessejames

                                                                      I was deeply disappointed by Beale street music offerings after the great music experience in Austin. Too much touristy level covers of old classics, mediocre originals when it did get played in between the covers.

                                                                      Nola is on this years list for exploration.

                                                                      1. re: Jase

                                                                        Memphis can be so hit and miss...best stuff off of beale street. actual juke joints do exist in the delta!

                                                                        1. re: jessejames

                                                                          Yeah, I think I did a bad job researching that part. I did hit all the music studios and museums. Also did MLK and other historical sites. Good trip overall, but Austin was better for bbq and music. In Austin, at worse I had solid bbg. In Memphis, it ranged from horrible to damn good. Nothing mind blowing like Austin.

                                                                      2. re: jessejames

                                                                        NOLA reigns supreme for me though.

                                                                        1. re: kevin

                                                                          my best bbq has been from some of the smaller joints on the delta, especially this one over the river in AK from Greenville, MS where it was smoked in old oil drums...man those rip tips served up on wonder bread with bbq sauce...catfish fingers too....I love NOLA too.

                                                                        2. re: jessejames

                                                                          Here's my Austin trip report.
                                                                          http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/8466...

                                                                          1. re: Jase

                                                                            Rock on soul brother! Nice. What's your favorite pork ribs in la

                                                                            1. re: jessejames

                                                                              I don't want to chastised for potentially confusing people discussing pork ribs in the lamb thread.

                                                                              1. re: Jase

                                                                                Live a little

                                                                                1. re: jessejames

                                                                                  #sarcasm

                                                                      3. re: jessejames

                                                                        JJ, you should seriously open up a lamb rib joint in LA.

                                                                        I think you may just have a few customers.

                                                                        Or maybe put in a request with BigMista.

                                                                        He may be game for the challenge.

                                                                        1. re: kevin

                                                                          id certainly eat em! this is the one lamb dish I crave most.

                                                                      4. re: Jase

                                                                        i was somewhat disappointed in my memphis trip a few years back but i didn't make it to all the requisite required joints.

                                                                        just corky's, neelly's (twice), and a couple other joints that i'm now forgetting.

                                                                        1. re: kevin

                                                                          What did you think of Neely's? My one trip there was an utter disappointment, horrible meat. I was looking forward to that visit, went after spending several hours at Graceland. Was starving and could barely make it through a third of the meal and pushed the rest away. It was so bad, I was legitimately mad at the whole situation. Take a look at the pic, you can see how overcooked the meat was, look at the dry bones.

                                                                           
                                                                          1. re: Jase

                                                                            mine was not that bad. but it definitely wasn't exceptional.

                                                                    2. re: Jase

                                                                      Can we keep it to LA please? You'll be confusing anyone who comes to this thread looking for LA places for lamb ribs, and other lamb dishes.

                                                                  2. re: wienermobile

                                                                    Carnival in Sherman Oaks has a beef/lamb burger.

                                                                    1. re: wienermobile

                                                                      Bedford & Burns has a lamb burger - $16.00.

                                                                    2. Went back to Moon House, the year-old or so Chinese restaurant on the east end of that strip mall on the S/E corner of Santa Monica Blvd. and Sepulveda, where the former Winchells and burger place behind used to be. I have gone through several of their lunch specials, but in honor of Lamb Month I went back to the Zi Ran Lamb, #1 on their lunch menu. Ordered it spicy.

                                                                      Verdict: Even better than the first time -- http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/913985

                                                                      Lamb was tender and no gnarly, gristly slices. I ordered it spicy (and added hot chili oil) but I noticed some minced green Thai-type hot chilis in there as opposed to the usual thin, dried red/brown peppers you find in kung pal. Some white onion, some green onion, those cilantro stems. But mostly meat. I got through two small platefuls over white rice and had a third of the serving left to take home. I asked myself whether I thought I could differentiate the lamb from beef in a taste test and concluded I probably could. Hot'n'sour soup still could use improvement, which I tried to provide with some soy and chili oil. I still contend that the decor is nicer than most Chinese lunch places I frequent. $7.50 + tax + tip = $10.

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                                                                      1. re: nosh

                                                                        I like that dish. I get the pea shoots too. Not cheap. But good for where and what it is.

                                                                      2. Had the lamb chops at Wolfgang's. Skipped the steak and the ribs for the team. Good, not exceptional. Though in fairness, I dont recall any exceptional lamb chops. Lamb shank yes, but a personal preference. At $45 a bit pricy too.

                                                                        1. has anyone mentioned the "fried with meat" lamb sandwiches at Beijing on Valley? I always want to eat all 3 in the order, but my friends like them as much as i do and demand that we each get our own. One of these days, I'll just order 3-4 orders so i get 9 or 12 sandwiches...

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                                                                          1. re: nlk

                                                                            http://www.yelp.com/biz_photos/beijin...

                                                                            1. re: JAB

                                                                              that bread they use…can't get enough.

                                                                              1. re: nlk

                                                                                Any condiments?

                                                                                1. re: JAB

                                                                                  is grease a condiment?

                                                                                  1. re: nlk

                                                                                    LOL no but, that should make it go down easier. It just looks a little plain with just bread and lamb.

                                                                                    1. re: JAB

                                                                                      Location ?????

                                                                                      1. re: kevin

                                                                                        San Gabriel.

                                                                                        1. re: kevin

                                                                                          250 w valley in san gabriel.
                                                                                          second floor.
                                                                                          across the street from another two story restaurant and foot massage mall, the one with mei long village.
                                                                                          sometimes i drive to that area from south la and don't know whether to turn left or right off of valley for beijing or mei long...

                                                                                        2. re: JAB

                                                                                          it looks plain, but it is so good. i could eat it every day.

                                                                                2. re: nlk

                                                                                  Sounds great. Those lamb pies at Beijing pie house are delish and a bargain too

                                                                                3. Barbrix Moroccan spiced lamb chops.

                                                                                  1. Lamb pita at Bella Pita in Westwood. Always tasty and fresh. Surprised it doesn't get more mention.

                                                                                     
                                                                                     
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                                                                                    1. re: Porthos

                                                                                      The one on Gayley just south of the In'n'Out or the one between SMB and Olympic on Westwood? I tried the former a couple times shortly after they opened. Do they still have that good condiments bar with the tasty sauces and hot sauce?

                                                                                      The Hungry Pocket on Pico across from Santa Monica College (around 15th) does a nice lamb shawarma pita that is fairly inexpensive.

                                                                                      1. re: nosh

                                                                                        The one on Westwood south of SMB.

                                                                                        They have the condiments bar with a multitude of sauces. Beet pickles are really nice.

                                                                                    2. Love the lamb chops with a mustard sauce and frites at Least Petit Bistro. One other poster mentioned the baby lamb chops at Gogo. I really like them, but last time we were there during restaurant week, they were extremely salty and when I got home my feet had swelled three times. I have never had this happen before. My husband just tried the lamb shanks at Andre's on Third St. for the first time. He liked them, to me they were a little bit gamey but that's the nature of that cut of lamb. For the price it can't be beat, and their salad dressing is really good. Cafe Bizou makes a decent rack of lamb, I switched out the gratin potatoes for the mushroom risotto.

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                                                                                      1. re: paprkutr

                                                                                        Never seen Andre's here before. Bravo.

                                                                                      2. fantastic lamb at Totoraku

                                                                                         
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                                                                                        1. re: terre_et_mer

                                                                                          i bet that fat got nice n crispy--looks real good.

                                                                                          1. re: terre_et_mer

                                                                                            I didn't realize they served lamb at Totoraku. Good to know.

                                                                                            Do you happen to have a full on post on it ?

                                                                                            Thanks man.

                                                                                            1. re: kevin

                                                                                              I didn't post on this meal, but suffice it to say it was as grand as ever. We asked if he had any lamb toward the end of the meal and were lucky. The amazing thing about Kaz san is that he's known for his outstanding beef, but if you've ever tasted his small bite amuse platter or sweet momotaro tomatoes, you know he does everything second to none. He once served us a whole sawara fish (similar to king mackerel) for us to grill. Again fantastic.

                                                                                          2. On our weekly jaunt to the Sunday Mar Vista Farmer's market, I decided to kill two birds with one stone when I spotted a lamb bbq offering at the Dray stand.

                                                                                            On this thread, http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/977548
                                                                                            there was a side discussion about Drays. I had tried them in the past and was unimpressed but some posters have said they were good.

                                                                                            I have mixed feelings about the lamb. I watched them take a big hunk out of a steam pan and carve up the majority of the portion. Then walked it over to the grill and pull out another portion from the smoker. They carved a few show pieces to put on top of the steam pan pieces.

                                                                                            The pieces from the smoker had a nice ring, decent smoke flavor and juicy and tender. But the majority of the serving was from the steam pan and they were grey, tough and dry.

                                                                                            Most of their bbq is served as plate entree, bbq on a bun with sides of green beans and bbq for $13. I asked if I could have just the bbq on the side and they gave it to me for $11. Pic is what I received. It was maybe a third of a pound. The lamb is supposed to be New Zealand grass fed. Sauce on the side and I found it too sweet for my tastes.

                                                                                            Overall, I would not recommend. High prices, small portions and not good bbq. If it was all from the smoker, then I'd be tempted more. But for what I got, I wouldn't recommend it.

                                                                                             
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                                                                                            1. re: Jase

                                                                                              Good points.

                                                                                              I was there but I just grabbed some of their lemon pineapple cake. Their cakes are something else.

                                                                                              But what's really great there is the strawberry cake or red velvet cake whenever they happen to offer it.

                                                                                              Sorry. If I rec'd it, I think I was part of the discussion on it.

                                                                                              The smoke smells great though but somehow it's not captured in the meat.

                                                                                              1. re: kevin

                                                                                                You're good. You did only mention the desserts. I saw the lamb and thought it'd be a good excuse to try them again and also for DOM.

                                                                                                Feel free to hit me up if you ever want to meet up quickly at the market. We're there almost every week and I've met many a hound there. Info in my profile.

                                                                                                1. re: Jase

                                                                                                  Ok.

                                                                                                  Btw, any clue on when Peppy's Galley is closing ????

                                                                                                  I may have missed it on another thread.

                                                                                                  1. re: kevin

                                                                                                    End of June is what I heard. Been trying to go there a little more frequently and got a bowl of chili to go last time on top of our meal. Squeezed in an extra meal of their food that way.

                                                                                              2. re: Jase

                                                                                                Wow. That's criminal.

                                                                                              3. Just had the much vaunted toothpick lamb at Chendgu Taste. It was quite good but I prefer the flavors of the lamb skewers at Feng Mao (which also has the benefits of being closer and offering little to no wait when I have been).

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                                                                                                1. re: New Trial

                                                                                                  cumin also?

                                                                                                  1. re: jessejames

                                                                                                    Cumin also. One might even say the cumin was a summering.

                                                                                                2. After reading all these posts about all these places serving sort of ho-hum variations on lamb, I still prefer my version prepared at home - buying a rack of lamb @ Costco, or your place of choice, marinating it in olive oil, and covering it with major quantities of rosemary & fresh garlic, maybe some Raz El Hanout, and baking them for 15 minutes @ 450 degrees in a toaster oven. Rare/medium rare every time, and better than any I can find in any restaurant.

                                                                                                  1. Pancreatic cancer benefit - yesterday at Plan Check on Fairfax called Cooking For A Cure - there were some really great dishes from Shook/Dotolo, Voltaggio, Mairinger, Centeno and Collins.

                                                                                                    Perhaps the best was Ernesto Uchimura's Smoked Lamb Belly on grits with a 62.5 degree egg and a sauce that had 4 stocks, garnished asparagus, favas peas and a violet garlic flower and "chili rope." Fantastic.

                                                                                                    1. Here's a shot of
                                                                                                      Ernesto Uchimura's Smoked Lamb Belly on grits with a 62.5 degree egg and a sauce that had 4 stocks, garnished asparagus, favas, chilis, peas and a violet garlic flower and "chili rope."

                                                                                                       
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                                                                                                      1. re: Ciao Bob

                                                                                                        Edible flowers ????

                                                                                                        It looks dope.

                                                                                                        1. re: kevin

                                                                                                          Edible flowers - with a bitter, garlicky sting and flavor. Very cool.

                                                                                                          1. re: Ciao Bob

                                                                                                            Sounds dope. Especially with the garlic infused in there.

                                                                                                            Maybe Nosher you can propose Edible Flowers or better yet Gold Leaf as the dish of the month next month.

                                                                                                        2. re: Ciao Bob

                                                                                                          looks great...what's the deal with the egg? whites cooked and yolk runny still?

                                                                                                          pork fat gets all the press but lamb fat's where it's at for me

                                                                                                        3. 8" of full Armenian fury, just like how I like them.

                                                                                                          Roasted lamb shank with bulgar pilaf, and sauteed spinach. $12, Hye Cuisine Montebello, possibly the best non-Asian find in '14 for me.

                                                                                                           
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                                                                                                          1. re: TonyC

                                                                                                            I think lots of ladies like em like that. never seen the tape measure approach on chowhound but bravo!

                                                                                                            1. re: TonyC

                                                                                                              I'd prefer the before picture though.

                                                                                                            2. At Taco Maria tonight:

                                                                                                              Lamb, lamb, lamb: lamb chop, lamb birria, lambs quarters.

                                                                                                               
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                                                                                                              1. re: Porthos

                                                                                                                What's the green stuff on the left ?????

                                                                                                                Thanks man.

                                                                                                              2. I feel like the rotisserie lamb at Superba Food + Bread is probably very good given how good the duck was.

                                                                                                                Anyone tried it?

                                                                                                                1. Wednesday evening I had the daily special at Superba Food & Bread: Lamb neck osso buco. A good sized portion of meltingly tender (reminded me of belly) lamb served on a bed of what was probably fergola and braised kale, with a halved shank bone with its marrow. All in all a terrific and satisfying dish ($32). They also have lamb vadouvan on the regular menu but I have not had it this month...yet.

                                                                                                                  1. Lamb curry with roti and beef rendang at Sansho in Prague

                                                                                                                     
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                                                                                                                    1. re: Porthos

                                                                                                                      prague ??????

                                                                                                                      damn, that's too difficult for a bunch of us.

                                                                                                                    2. C&K Roasted lamb and feta sandwich. Juicy meat, good pairing with the feta. Bread had a nice crust but not so tough that it cuts up your mouth. Generous amount of meat. All for $9..

                                                                                                                       
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                                                                                                                      1. re: Jase

                                                                                                                        Can you get this as a dip?

                                                                                                                        1. re: nosh

                                                                                                                          I did not see it as an option and did not ask. Completely different league than phillipe's.

                                                                                                                        2. re: Jase

                                                                                                                          Does C&K = Papa Christos or is it someplace else? I googled with no luck.

                                                                                                                          1. re: Mattapoisett in LA

                                                                                                                            Sorry, yeah. C&K Importing aka Papa Cristo's. We're used to calling them C&K for some reason.

                                                                                                                        3. gyro at Papa Christos on Sunday

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                                                                                                                          1. re: A5 KOBE

                                                                                                                            We were there too on Sunday. Wife had the gyro and we split the gyro pizza.

                                                                                                                          2. Maude last night

                                                                                                                             
                                                                                                                             
                                                                                                                            1. Lamb pita at Petrossian.

                                                                                                                              Gratuitous shot of royal Osetra.

                                                                                                                               
                                                                                                                               
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                                                                                                                              1. re: Porthos

                                                                                                                                Awesome!

                                                                                                                              2. Had really delicious lamb chops at Mantee Cafe this week. Only complaint was that there were too few of them. We could have easily wolfed down twice as many.

                                                                                                                                 
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                                                                                                                                1. re: djquinnc

                                                                                                                                  The "too few/too little" has always been my experience at Mediterranean-style eateries - I just don't order it any more. The rack is far costly than other typical lamb cuts (and continues to rise) so getting more than two or three chops ain't gonna happen at most places. We've also found that some places in general that offered larger portions of racks don't anymore. They'd have to charge far more than most patrons would consider paying for a main.

                                                                                                                                  1. re: bulavinaka

                                                                                                                                    Go to fogo and clean up. Will make em medium rare if u ask and keep the flow and if u like the mint jelly. Money's worth just there.