Fishing for a bargain
by Nicole Weiner
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
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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