After my film screened, my aunt and uncle took me to Astoria Shish Kebob house. This place was on Danforth, which is in Greek Town. Apparently, once a year they have “Taste of the Danforth”, where they close the street down for food, beer garden and festivities. It reminded me of Italian Day by nature, but I’d love to see a Greek festival in Tdot.
I ordered the lamb platter, my uncle added shrimp to our dishes, he ordered the mixed meat platter which consisted of quail, pork, lamb and beef. My auntie ordered the chicken platter.
It came with a hefty salad I couldn’t finish. We also got kalamari, which I didn’t find too memorable. I thought the quail was delicious, as I’ve never had it before. It was moist, well spiced and a big portion. The same could be said for the rest of the meats served to us.
My uncle asked me why I loved lamb so much. A friend in college made me a lamb dish when I had a couple rough months and wasn’t eating too well, and it was the best meal ever, so I just associate it with that. I also love eating at Stephos with my family back here in Vancouver. More recently, my favorite hero, Katniss Everdeen from the Hunger Games loves eating lamb stew.
And the lamb at Astoria? Fantastic. Not too fatty and not too gamey. I was so full but I finished it all because their lamb just hit the spot for me.