Lamb Sandwich of God

pal's take away, 24th and hampshire, san francisco

Though I'm neither a seasoned eater of eccentric meats nor a purveyor of sandwiches on the level of aw or jojojojo, I know an intense sandwich when I see one. The lamb and spring-pea hummus sandwich, with its odd combination of ingredients nestled between two large slices of rye bread, definitely constitutes an intense eating experience. It's kind of at once beautiful and intimidating, forcing you to undergo the rigorous process of tearing through two layers of thick and unforgiving crust before making it to the tender land of moroccan spiced lamb. And there is a lot of lamb in this sandwich, but the greens and hummus do a pretty good job of mellowing it out, as does the rye. Also, what I think really makes this sandwich special, besides how pretty it looks, is how fresh everything feels. Maybe I'm just a psychosomatic victim of Pal's mission statement, which sits upright on the counter and touts their deconstructivist and eco-food philosophies, but I felt even kind of healthy after ingesting the better part of a small mammal.


  1. i'm still so bummed that this place was closed when we tried to go. what kind of sandwich shop is closed at 2:30 in the afternoon?!

  2. Aw man, you beat me to it! Sweet, I can't wait to eat there.

  3. I can't get over how jealous I am of those beautiful pictures. I need a better digital camera!