Our 10 Best Lamb Dishes in NYC
Lamb is the new beef, and Brooklyn is its greatest borough. Whether cooked well-done or rare; barbecued, roasted, boiled, or merely seared; well-spiced or left au naturale; the flavor bursts in your mouth like an atom bomb. Here are our 10 favorite places to eat lamb.
10. Paidakia Galaktos Stin Schara at Boukies - The baby lamb chops are delicate and done to a turn at Boukies, a new Greek meze parlor, where the rich lemon potatoes soaked in meat juices and spicy broccoli rabe provide the perfect context. 29 East 2nd Street, 212-777-2501
9. Smoked Lamb Sausage at Mile End Sandwich - Opulently dressed with harissa slaw and eggplant puree, the lamb link at MES is unforgettable, and the zatar-dusted roll ain't bad either, proving that Middle Eastern cuisine can be brilliantly embroidered upon by Montreal sensibilities. Offered in slightly different form at Mile End Deli. 53 Bond Street, 212-529-2990; 97 Hoyt Street, Brooklyn, 718-852-7510
8. Lamb Tikka Kabab at Kabul Kabab House - You know how, when you order a lamb shish kebab, it's nearly always disappointingly dry and tough? Not at this Flushing Afghani, where every convex chunk is moist and only slightly chewy. Shown with both brown and saffron rice. 45-51 Main Street, Queens, 718-461-1919
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