WHERE Sinbad Mediterranean Food & Bakery

ESTABLISHED November 2013, Duke Street

INSIDE Iraqi-spiced fried beef patties, lettuce, tomato, cucumbers

OUTSIDE Samoon, an Iraqi, football-shaped bread

EAT IT The loosely formed patties, full of herbs and held together with a little dough, are fragrant and meaty. They’re not at all like meatballs, more tender and crumbly, like falafel. But still its own creation: the patties are familiar, but different. The bread, like a fluffy, more delicious, pita, is split open to welcome the patties and a bit of salad. Don’t overthink it. Just enjoy. /$5.99

BONUS If you don’t opt for take-out, opt for a glass of the complimentary Iraqi tea.

CONTACT 3250 Duke St., Alexandria.; sinbads.co


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