Ok, I’m not absolutely certain about that claim, but the lamb spit/creation/work of glorious art that spins at Yatagan Kebab House in the West Village is certainly a sight to behold. Especially when it’s being cut by a guy with a full-on sword! This McDougal Street shop is one of my favorites. From the random wall decorations (brick, a newspaper clipping, and a pair of antlers) to the copper top tables, this place is a legit “what the what?” of New York eateries. (It’s ok to steal lines from 30 Rock, right?)
The standard falafel sandwich is plenty big and at $2.50, pretty much the best deal in town. Smother some cucumber sauce, some other stuff, lettuce, tomato, onion and you’re good to go. For an extra buck you can put a heaping glob of hummus in the pita pocket sandwich. Beware the hot sauce though. It’s a killer.