Kassab’s (Middle Eastern influence) is located at 1207 E Carson Street. I had dinner here about 2 weeks ago and was pleasantly surprised. The place was about half full on a snowy weeknight evening. Its a casual spot – clean and airy though. Our table had hummus and meat stuffed grape leaves to start. I thought I was not a fan of grape leaves (most I have had were kind of dry) but these were moist, light, aromatic. Hummus was solid. Entrees ordered included a lamb shank special and the grilled lamb sandwich. We had a ton of food, enjoyed everything, took advantage of the ‘no-corking fee’ there and had a lovely evening. Bill was under $30 for 2.
To note, I then returned to Kassab’s for lunch a few days later. I was underwhelmed by the chicken schwarma sandwich. Chicken was very dry, tahini sauce was sparse. The sandwich arrived at the table so quickly that I suspected it had been prepped hours beforehand. However, mi amigo enjoyed his grilled lamb sandwich.
To recap, I recommend the lamb shank, the grilled lamb sandwich, grape leaves, and hummus. And I will return.