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Thumbs up for Lebanese Butcher & Restaurant, Falls Church

Julie | Sep 2, 2005 10:28 PM

We had a very fine, very large, very reasonably priced meal at Lebanese Butcher a few nights ago. I am mortified to admit that I have no memory whatsoever of the names of the dishes we ate, but to describe them:

--appetizer of small grilled sausages, served with flatbreads, a little dish of hummus, pickled turnips/carrots/hot peppers, and sliced tomatoes. The sausages were totally yummy, esp. made into a little sandwich with the bread, hummus, and veggies. I think this dish cost $4.95 and it was positively huge as appetizers go. After eating half of it, I could barely make a dent in my entree.

--entree of chicken ouzi (I think?), a pile of spiced rice and shredded chicken, served with a garlic-yogurt sauce on the side. The chicken was super tender, kind of bland, but when you added the sauce it was very nice. I think the rice was my favorite part. I could not even make it through half of this big plate of food and had to take it home. $8.95, I think.

--entree of roasted lamb with yogurt sauce, served over deep-fried bits of flatbread. This was the big winner of the evening, totally delicious, and I wished I'd ordered it. Again, too much to eat in one sitting, so we took it home. A shockingly cheap $7.95. I should have remembered that we were at a butcher shop and ordered red meat myself.

We didn't have room for dessert, but we hit the grocery store afterward--I would have bought the place out if I hadn't had logistical complications w/r/t refrigeration. Every Middle Eastern food product you need is there, plus some great-looking meat. I think the only thing I looked for and couldn't find was sumac, but they probably had it around somewhere.

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