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Burek meat/spinach/cheese pie, Troy, MI

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Burek meat/spinach/cheese pie, Troy, MI

goatgolfer | Feb 13, 2010 11:51 AM

In my Pho wanderings yesterday I came across Gabriel Imports/Bob Berry Halal meats at 18 & Dequinder, Troy, MI. They cut their own beef, lamb and chicken (1/4s in the case waiting to be cut to order) but they were baking burek meat and/or spinach pies and the aroma was alluring. I had not seen one of this style. It was a coiled tube (looks like a rope of italian sausage but made with phyllo and meat stuffing) about 6x9 and heavy. It's a grocery/butcher so it's all take away and for $2.99 I had to try the meat one. Wow! It was well seasoned lamb and very, very hardy. The owner (Bob) said it was Lebanese style burek.

I have had Drago's burek (4150 15 Mile, St. Heights) and it's a family run sit down restaurant. Try the goulash if it's available. The burek style is much different in that Drago's is a slice of pie while Bob's is a 6x9 loaf of its own.

If you like meat pies I recommend them both but if you need a take home snack Bob's is a real treat. Next time I'm going for the spinach.

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