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Papa Cristo's Rack of Lamb

Welcome back to the Eater video feature Untouchables. In it, Eater highlights iconic cult dishes that are practically synonymous with the restaurants that serve them. They are dishes that persist through menu changes, that diners return to again and again, that chefs can't remove for fear of revolt.

Chrys Chrys is the second generation proprietor of Papa Cristo's, a Greek market, cafe, and bakery opened by his father, Sam, in 1948. Surprisingly, this unfussy and inexpensive mecca of authentic Greek cuisine is still somewhat of a hidden gem amongst Angelenos, or at least those outside of LA's Greek community. Papa Cristo's is a place to frequent for Greek wine, the bakery's ethereal and addictive loukoumi, and the restaurant's crown jewel, its marinated rack of lamb. Above, Chrys Chrys and daughter Annie Chrys talk about maintaining tradition decades later and the process behind that lamb.
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Papa Cristo's

2771 W Pico Blvd Los Angeles, CA 90006