Awesome Assyrian Pizza in Chicago
"The lahmim beajin is not a study in confusion, rather an inspired flatbread that borrows the best of all cultures."
If you’re hungry and you can’t choose between a hankering for a kabob, some French patisserie, or a pizza pie, you no longer have to. In Chicago, all you have to do is head over to Sahara Kabob, aka Big Buns and Pita (heh), for some lahmim beajin.
Lahmim features finely ground, charcoal-roasted beef blanketed in a rusty rich tomato sauce studded with tomato, onion, parsley and aromatic sweet and hot spices like cumin and allspice nestled inside a buttery pastry crust sprinkled with a little lemon.
Unlike most fusion pizzas, aka Taco Bell Mexican pizza, The lahmim beajin is not a study in confusion, rather an inspired flatbread that borrows the best of all cultures.
Though, if you’re a purist and you want to keep it straight Middle Eastern, in this case mostly Assyrian goodies from owner Khoshaba Khamis, his wife, Hala, and his daughter Larsa, try the smoky charcoal-grilled kefta kebob laced with cilantro, caramelized onion, and cumin.
6649 North Clark Street, Chicago IL 60626 (map)