Roasted lamb meatballs – Vino Volo

Roasted lamb meatballs - Vino Volo
Shaved parmesan, mint basil pesto, creme fraiche. $15
Vino Volo, San Francisco International Airport (SFO)

These meatballs were gross. They had a weird squishy texture and a weird flavor. I usually love lamb, but not these!

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Sizzling cumin lamb – Spices

Sizzling cumin lamb - Spices
Onions, green peppers, chilies, scallions. $16.99
Spices, San Francisco CA

This was good, but I don’t know if it was seventeen dollars good for Chinese food. I also thought it was weird that it came out on aluminum foil while already on a dish. The lamb was also not that tender. I liked the cumin flavor, but it should be on a best-of-the-best list

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Roasted lamb shoulder – Zahav

Roasted lamb shoulder - Zahav
With pomegranate and chickpeas, served with rice pilav. Mesibah menu $53 per person
Zahav, Philadelphia PA

OMG, this was probably the best lamb I’ve ever tasted – no joke!! It was so tender and full of flavor, and it just melted in your mouth. I looked on their website recently and they no longer have the lamb on their menu which is a damn shame because this was the best thing ever! I’m just glad I had the chance to try it before they moved on. Lordy, I can almost taste it in my mouth if I think hard enough – it was that good!!! I took the leftovers home, and I swear it tasted just as good the next day. 🙂

Assorted tacos – Tacos Cala

Assorted tacos - Tacos Cala
Trout potato adobo, carnitas, grilled lamb. Each $3.50
Tacos Cala, San Francisco CA

I just love the tacos at Cala. They’re always so tasty and such great quality. Of these three, I especially liked the trout and potato adobo. It was a nice change from your typical taco fillings. I also love the salsas that they have. I could eat these all day!

Roasted lamb – Volt

Roasted lamb - Volt
Pureed celery root, shaved celery, celery powder. Tasting menu $95
Volt, Frederick MD

Celery three ways – what?! Very creative. Maybe I’m just not a celery person, but I didn’t care much for the puree. Also, so much celery kinda overwhelmed me after a while. I also wasn’t a big fan of the lamb. It was kinda squishy(?) and difficult to cut through. I would say that it was tender, but it wasn’t that – it had an odd texture that didn’t appeal to me.

Lamb burger – Barking Frog

Lamb burger - Barking Frog
Red wine onions, arugula, goat cheese, aioli, pickle, brioche bun. Served with portabello mushroom soup. $21
Barking Frog, Woodinville WA

This was a pretty heavy and rich burger, but I liked the combination of flavors. The lamb patty wasn’t too strong and it had a nice sear on the outside. The soup, also very heavy, was a tasty accompaniment.