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Kebabathon is bringing lamb to the masses over the next four days

Photograph: Courtesy Kebabalicious

Hot Luck—the food and music festival now in its second year—is officially underway, and while you may have chosen to skip some of its bigger events this year, there's still a chance to take part in its most niche fête: the Kebabathon.

In conjunction with the American Lamb Board (yup, that's a thing), the festival is throwing a four-day kebab scavenger hunt of sorts, starting today and continuing throughout the weekend. Here's the deal: Four local restaurants have interpreted the concept of a kebab in different ways, and is offering their take on the dish during regular lunch hours every day until Sunday. At Frank, you'll find a Merguez sausage in pita with harissa labneh and red pepper sauce; at Scholz Garten, a lamb frikadelle with duckefett (that's a traditional German sauce, FYI). Kebabalicious is offering lamb with charbroiled zucchini, caramelized red onions, a variety of veggies and shredded smoked gouda, all wrapped up in a za'atar spiced pita. And Clay Pit has crafted a Seekh Kebab with minced lamb, ginger and spices, grilled on skewers.

Visit any of the participating restaurants and you'll be able to pick up a "kebab passport," which you'll get stamped after each purchase. 

Of course, if you're looking to do more than just gorge on lamb this weekend, Hot Luck still has tickets to its other main food events: Night Court on Friday, Al Fuego on Saturday and Coupe de Grille on Sunday. Looking for other things to do this Memorial Day Weekend? We've got you covered right here.

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