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From Kebabs to Satay, The Best Meats On a Stick in Dallas

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Teppo, home to many delicious meats on sticks. [Photo: Teppo/Facebook]

Shish, satay, kebabs, kabobs, skewers, anticuchos: Practically every culture has their own version of meat on a stick, and they're all pretty delicious. Here are 10 meats on a stick to try next time you're in the mood for something a little more exotic than a corn dog — just be careful where you point that stick.

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Afghan Grill

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Afghan Grill has many meats-on-sticks options -- lamb, beef, chicken -- but the beef kofta (ground seasoned beef) is a favorite. All are served over a bed of fluffy saffron rice, so pick your protein and get to feasting.
Fadi's is like the Luby's of Mediterranean food, if Luby's was actually good. The chicken kebabs here are way more delicious than boneless chicken breast has any business being -- nicely charred from the grill and incredibly juicy on the inside, they're served with charred onions, tomato and zucchini and pita bread, plus a side of very-necessary garlic sauce.

Jonathon's Oak Cliff

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Two words: brunch kabobs. As far as we know, these exist only at comfort food haven Jonathon's Oak Cliff, and yes, you want them -- a trifecta of breakfast meats (sausage, bacon and ham) threaded on skewers and glazed with a sweetened coffee syrup.

Joyce & Gigi's

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Joyce and Gigi serve the South American version of kebabs known as "anticuchos." Tender garlic-marinated hunks of beef are skewered with onions and peppers and served with garbanzo puree (think hummus except uh, not).

Malai Kitchen

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Malai's satays make a mighty fine bar snack paired with one of their tasty cocktails (hello, Vietnamese Limeade). Choose from peanut-marinated chicken or sweet soy pork -- or both -- served with a chili relish that would probably taste good on just about anything including cardboard.

Meddlesome Moth

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This Design District gastropub has an entire menu category devoted to "Stick Meats." The bacon lollipops served over funnel cake are the stuff dreams are made of, and for something lighter the yogurt-marinated tandoori lamb skewers are also a winner.

Pera Turkish Kitchen

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This North Dallas gem has many meats-on-sticks options, but their signature offering is the lamb adana: freshly ground lamb mixed with a bevy of spices and formed into a long skinny kebab, it comes flanked with a perfect dome of rice and fresh bread.

Tei Tei Robata Bar

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Robata refers to things cooked on a charcoal grill, and many of these items just so happen to be threaded on sticks. Tei Tei's menu is heavy on the seafood but there are also some meaty options, including the very unique prosciutto-wrapped cherry tomatoes, infused with plenty of smoky flavor from the grill.
Teppo is known for its yakitori, grilled skewers of just about everything imaginable including beef tongue, boiled quail eggs, duck breast and bacon-wrapped asparagus. Observer critic Scott Reitz recently gushed over the chicken wings on a stick.

Ziziki's

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The Greek version of meats on a stick is called souvlaki, and Ziziki's has several different varieties including vegetarian and chicken, but best is the lamb: Chunks of tender marinated meat are left rare in the center, and served over fluffy housemade pita with creamy yogurt sauce and a side of roasted potatoes.

Afghan Grill

Afghan Grill has many meats-on-sticks options -- lamb, beef, chicken -- but the beef kofta (ground seasoned beef) is a favorite. All are served over a bed of fluffy saffron rice, so pick your protein and get to feasting.

Fadi's

Fadi's is like the Luby's of Mediterranean food, if Luby's was actually good. The chicken kebabs here are way more delicious than boneless chicken breast has any business being -- nicely charred from the grill and incredibly juicy on the inside, they're served with charred onions, tomato and zucchini and pita bread, plus a side of very-necessary garlic sauce.

Jonathon's Oak Cliff

Two words: brunch kabobs. As far as we know, these exist only at comfort food haven Jonathon's Oak Cliff, and yes, you want them -- a trifecta of breakfast meats (sausage, bacon and ham) threaded on skewers and glazed with a sweetened coffee syrup.

Joyce & Gigi's

Joyce and Gigi serve the South American version of kebabs known as "anticuchos." Tender garlic-marinated hunks of beef are skewered with onions and peppers and served with garbanzo puree (think hummus except uh, not).

Malai Kitchen

Malai's satays make a mighty fine bar snack paired with one of their tasty cocktails (hello, Vietnamese Limeade). Choose from peanut-marinated chicken or sweet soy pork -- or both -- served with a chili relish that would probably taste good on just about anything including cardboard.

Meddlesome Moth

This Design District gastropub has an entire menu category devoted to "Stick Meats." The bacon lollipops served over funnel cake are the stuff dreams are made of, and for something lighter the yogurt-marinated tandoori lamb skewers are also a winner.

Pera Turkish Kitchen

This North Dallas gem has many meats-on-sticks options, but their signature offering is the lamb adana: freshly ground lamb mixed with a bevy of spices and formed into a long skinny kebab, it comes flanked with a perfect dome of rice and fresh bread.

Tei Tei Robata Bar

Robata refers to things cooked on a charcoal grill, and many of these items just so happen to be threaded on sticks. Tei Tei's menu is heavy on the seafood but there are also some meaty options, including the very unique prosciutto-wrapped cherry tomatoes, infused with plenty of smoky flavor from the grill.

Teppo

Teppo is known for its yakitori, grilled skewers of just about everything imaginable including beef tongue, boiled quail eggs, duck breast and bacon-wrapped asparagus. Observer critic Scott Reitz recently gushed over the chicken wings on a stick.

Ziziki's

The Greek version of meats on a stick is called souvlaki, and Ziziki's has several different varieties including vegetarian and chicken, but best is the lamb: Chunks of tender marinated meat are left rare in the center, and served over fluffy housemade pita with creamy yogurt sauce and a side of roasted potatoes.

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