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Flame Kabob - Las Vegas

janetofreno | Feb 17, 201110:01 PM

A friend had mentioned this Turkish kabob place near the airport, and when we had time to kill before our flight Saturday and hubby wanted something "inexpensive but good" for lunch...well, it seemed a good time to try it. I'm sorry I waited so long. Flame Kabob is indeed close to the airport (watching the planes take off and land at the runway across the street made a great mealtime entertainment), but that's not the reason you should go. Go for the food.

It is casual but attractive. You order from the counter, where you can also watch your food being prepared. Everything is made fresh. The flat bread (a Turkish version of pita) is rolled out fresh before your eyes, then "baked" on the grill. DH had the gyro, and it was HUGE. He told me later that if he had known how big it was going to be, he would have split it with me. I had the lamb kabob; it was delicious. The kabob was freshly grilled and very, very juicy. (maybe the juiciest I've ever had). Also a large serving of meat. It was accompanied with a large serving of tricolor rice, pickled onions, grilled tomatoes and a small salad. We also ordered a side dish of hummus. Delicious. We finished our lunch by sitting at one of the outside tables, enjoying the sun and sharing a dish of the pistachio-saffron ice cream (the only thing not made fresh at the store; it's "imported" from Los Angeles. We decided it was an acquired taste; a little heavy on the saffron...It was the only thing we ate that was less than wonderful).

Flame Kabob also caters and does some delivery. I say check it out. Best kabob I've had in Vegas, and DH definitely agreed that it was his favorite gyro in Vegas. btw, all the meat is halal. Our meal was around twenty-two dollars for two, but it could have fed three easily. When I went to google the address (1405 E. Sunset) I discovered that there is another Flame Kabob (same owner) at the corner of Torrey Pines and Charleston. Hey, now I don't even need the excuse of going to the airport to go there; that's very doable for us westsiders!

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