Articles posted in ‘Middle Eastern’

Sofra Bakery

Wednesday, June 2, 2010

Sofra Bakery One Belmont Street, Cambridge, MA 02138 was recommended to me by a new twitter friend, Citizen Taco. Thank You! Thank You! I am in love with this Middle Eastern-ish bakery. While enough is familiar in the display of perfect looking cakes, pastries, and buns, there are Middle Eastern twists […]

Burekas at Gazala Place

Tuesday, June 16, 2009

We spotted these Burekas in the window when we walked past
Gazala Place 709 Ninth Avenue, New York, NY 10019, a Druze restaurant. After just eating at Taboon, I was about to get educated on more Israeli food. Loosely defined, Burekas are pastries with a filling (often cheese and/or spinach and/or herbs), […]

Brunch at Taboon

Monday, June 15, 2009

My friend Sara gets credit for telling me about
Taboon 773 Tenth Avenue, New York, NY 10019, a great option for brunch, but not your average Eggs Benedict and Banana Pancakes brunch. The chef is Israeli and draws inspiration mainly from his origins but takes bits and pieces from surrounding countries as […]

Moby Dick’s House of Kabob

Sunday, December 28, 2008

My cousins in Maryland like a fast food chain called Moby Dick’s Moby Dick’s, so a crowd of us went for an early lunch on Saturday. I’m impressed that the suburbs have Persian fast food, but does it still qualify if they are really really slow?
I tasted some of my cousins hummus, which was pretty […]

Beyoglu (with Photos)

Thursday, December 18, 2008

I haven’t been to Beyoglu Beyoglu in over two years so it was time to check if anything had changed. Like my last review, the thick pitas were a bit inconsistent, some warm and soft, some cold and dry, but overall rather average. Sadly, the octopus salad turned out to be quite chewy and I […]

A La Turka

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Five of us, Alex, Tammy, Tim, Lon, and I, met at A La Turka A La Turka for some long overdue catching up. Immediately, Lon and Alex were happy about the giant water goblets. I was happy about having a decent amount of light and table space. You’d be surprised how hard it is to […]


Monday, May 12, 2008

Between Lon’s acupuncture appointment and ballroom dancing lessons (for our first dance), we had to squeeze in a quick dinner. Unfortunately, we were in that area, I call the culinary black hole, around the upper 20s by Fifth Avenue. To our great surprise, we found a diamond in the rough, Ilili Ilili. This very large […]

Ali Baba Turkish Cuisine

Monday, January 28, 2008

To celebrate Monica & Jae’s birthday, a night of Turkish food and partying at Vig 27 was planned. Sarah (all the pictures here are courtesy of Sarah) picked the restaurant, and it was a great choice.
From outside, Ali Baba Ali baba is unassuming, no more than 12 feet wide. When you walk in, […]

When Second Chances Pay Off

Tuesday, January 8, 2008

Quite a while back (perhaps over five years ago) I visited Salam Restaurant Salam Restaurant with some co-workers. The food can best be described as “Arabic” because the menu walks around the Middle Eastern region, looking for a home. There is Turkish, Moroccan, and Syrian dishes (plus others). We went for the basics: a […]

Hummus Place

Monday, September 17, 2007

Hummus Place is up to three locations now, East Village Hummus Place-EV, West Village Hummus Place-WV, and the Upper West Side Hummus Place-UWS. While everyone is raving about the hummus, I’d like to turn the spotlight onto their pita! The hummus is very good, but the pita is the best pita in NYC.The texture is […]