Leading Lamb Chop (2008)
Speengar Shish Kabob House
The gnarled, oddly cut chops (called "ribs" on the menu) at SPEENGAR SHISH KABOB HOUSE aren't much to look at, but you'll have difficulty finding more flavorful examples anywhere in the city. This Afghan stalwart uses halal meat, and you'll see, as you enter, a big open hearth and an open bag spilling irregular hunks of charcoal onto the floor. At $6.50 for three large chops, the price is right, too. Also, don't miss manto, a plate of homemade dumplings lounging in tomato sauce.