Archive for the ‘Middle Eastern’ Category

Amsterdam Falafelshop- Best Fries

In Middle Eastern on January 8, 2012 at 1:01 am

2425 18th Street NW  Washington DC 20009

The ordering process is somewhat chaotic in this small falafel shop, but the cramped quarters are redeemed by the toppings bar, where 21 sauces and toppings await the companionship of your warm falafel.  Please, I beg you not leave without trying the fries, which have amazingly perfected the ratio of soft potato to crisp outside.  Not a single fry disappoints, even the overgrown and slightly more obese fries have the texture of their thinner counterparts.

After seeing me not so discretely snapping shots, the cashier asked me whether I was a spy for the McDonald’s corporation.  So, staff has a sense of humor.

Regular Falafel with Cilantro, Tzatziki Sauce, Chickpea Salad and Cucumbers with Red Onions

Regular Fries (Served in a piping hot cone and fried to perfection, dunked in dutch mayo)

Falafel and Fries

Falafel Building Directions

21 Falafel Sauces and Toppings

Inside Seating

Amsterdam Falafelshop Exterior includes outside seating and water for any furry friends.


Kabob Palace- Best Kabob

In Middle Eastern on September 4, 2011 at 9:58 pm

2314 S. Eads Street  Arlington, VA 22202

You can get your kabob fix at 1pm or 1am, this place is open 24 hours!  The chicken kabob and kubideh were both bursting with flavor and cooked just right.  The best chickpeas I’ve ever tasted and I gobbled down the spinach (I don’t even like spinach).  The meals are a bit pricey, but you get your money’s worth in terms of taste and portions and they offer complimentary cardamom tea!

Chicken Kabob with Chickpeas, Rice & Spinach