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June 15 - 22, 2000

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Pita Kabob

Fishing for a bargain

by Nicole Weiner

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  • If you like fish, you'll realize that Pita Kabob offers something rare: a fresh swordfish sandwich, with skewered chunks of fish marinated and roasted, for only $5.50.

    Pita Kabob is a take-out restaurant with standing room for two, located on the corner of a parking garage at the edge of the Financial District. If you take a few moments to talk shop with the owner, he's likely to give you some samples to taste. Although it's a pretty basic choose-your-meat-or-vegetable selection of Persian food, a single chunk of the grilled chicken, with its tangy Middle Eastern marinade, may surprise you. Take it -- or the fish -- on the run, rolled into pita with grilled vegetables, sandwich fixings, and tahini or yogurt sauce ($4.50). Healthwise, it puts shwarma to shame. You can also order lamb or beef, cooked slowly on single skewers with tomatoes, onions, and peppers that blacken around the edges; it's served as a sandwich, salad, or dinner plate with basmati rice, and prices range from $3.50 to $7.50.

    Pita Kabob, located at 45 Province Street (Downtown Crossing), in Boston, is open Monday through Saturday from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Closed Sunday. Call (617) 523-7482.

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