So, a week or so ago, a friend and I headed to Sammy’s Kebab House in Monroeville, and it was awesome. To be fair, it looks kind of shady from the outside, and is attached to the very, very shady Sunrise Motel (next to where Willie’s moved to, the old Shakeford and Maxwell’s). Ignore those facts and go eat there.
The decor is a mix of Egyptian and Palestinian (it was former a Palestinian restaurant I believe), but quite surprisingly, our waitress was a totally Yinzer (said in only the nicest way). We got an appetizer, two loaves of bread, which was almost exactly like my grandmother makes, just a little thinner, and then two different entrees to share.
The food was a great mix of middle eastern food, and for one entree we stayed safe and ordered the chicken kebabs. The chicken was juicy and really tender, so highly recommended.
And then we adventured a little bit, and ordered the goat. Honestly, I expected it to be a bit gamey, but it was tender and delicious. It came out in a stew-like presentation, pieces of what I think were vertebra in a spicy sauce, along with other chunks of meat. It was a little spicier than I expected, but I don’t deal well with spice to begin with, so I’m not the best judge.
While we were paying, I asked where someone even gets goat, thinking maybe there was a butcher somewhere in the East End I was unaware of, as it turns out, they are able to get some of their more exotic cuts of meat from Restaurant Depot.
The entrees were big, and we ended up taking a lot of food home, if you get a chance, check it out, it’s worth the trip. I’m going to go again so I can get some pics of the food.