Café Delight serves kabobs and falafels and soups and salads and spring rolls and deviled eggs and smoothies and milk shakes and lots of other stuff. It even says so in this University Heights eatery's front window. Some of the food names are hand-painted on the glass, and they look real cute and homey—that is, until you get to “gyro.” Without the ‘s,' it looks like they only have one left. Could be they're discontinuing the line. Or maybe somebody ordered it last Columbus Day and hasn't had a chance to pick it up.
In deference to that patron, I skipped the gyro and opted for the café's lamb sandwich, or, rather, a herkin' slice of pita bread stuffed with lamb, lettuce, tomatoes, onions, pickled turnips, feta cheese and garlic sauce. The uncharted-territory aspect held part of the appeal; you ordinarily think of lamb as a main course, not a filler. But oh, man, does the café do this right. Every single condiment works with the others while letting the lamb command center stage. There's an amazing zest to the thing, almost confounding in its relative weightlessness. As it happens, it's the most expensive sandwich on the menu—but at $7.19, it's also a world-class bargain. Top it off with a bottle of Dr. Brown's black-cherry soda, and life as you know it will cease to be.
If you want to take advantage of all this, you need to be at 4646 Park Blvd. between 10 a.m. and 10 p.m. Mondays through Saturdays or noon and 9 p.m. Sundays. The number is 619-298-5248; note that many of those digits repeat, which makes it considerably easier to phone your order in. In fact, if you're Columbus Day Guy, you might want to call and check on your gyro. If it's as good as the lamb sandwich, it's prolly already gone.