Dont Have to Cross the Ocean
This place my dad has been telling me about for while, just never took to time to pop by and check it out till today. it’s a nice little place down on Colcord, not far from Burger Barn.
You walk in, it’s a nice quite atmosphere and nicely decorated. They have their Mediterranean menu, their Daily Specials and an American Menu (hamburger, chicken tenders etc- for those who bring their kids or those who eat like kids).
So we walk up to the counter to look over the menu and talk to the guy…. asking him what’s in everything and how to pronounce it all. He was real nice, helpful and informative. After looking it all over I settled on the Lamb Kabob on a bed of rice with two sides- spanakopita (sautéed spinach & feta rolled up in buttery filo dough) and I had to try their mashed potatoes, it also came with 2 slices of unleavened bread… and for dessert I ordered one of the lady fingers.
So I place my order, go sit down and wait. Wasn’t very busy when I first got there, but by he time my food rolled out, the place was nearly packed. Had people from all walks of life coming in, which is great to see. They call your number and bring over to you. First thing I noticed was the awesome aroma filling the air from my dish as it approached. You could smell the bell peppers, the seasoning, the lamb… was awesome.
The first thing I tried was the mashed potatoes, I like mashed potatoes a lot so I had to give them first shot. They were alright, nice texture, decent flavor, served with classic white gravy. They weren’t anything special but… they definitely weren’t bad either. They serve a chicken fried steak, so I bet they go better with that than my lamb. Next I tried the spanakopita (he told me how to pronounce it a couple of times, I still cant get it… hahaha). It was freaking great, the dough was the flakiest dough Id ever eaten, lightly sweet, crisp, was just amazing. If I could’ve made my dough that flaky in pastry class I would’ve been set… ;) . The spinach and the feta cheese stuffing had a great flavor, nice and creamy texture, these were definitely made from scratch. Then I tried the rice on which the main dish rested upon. Its not your plain white or brown rice, it’s a Mediterranean style rice I suppose. It was pretty good, welled cooked and a decent flavor Now we come to the main dish… lamb kabob with grilled squash, zucchini, shallots and red bell peppers. The lamb was well seasoned, perfectly cooked with still a little pink in the center, tender and flavorful. Some of the best lamb Id every had. The veggies were seasoned as well, nicely grilled, nice and sweet. Really loved the bell peppers and their nicely blacked edges.
Over all I had a great experience and will most definitely be going back again, real soon. They have all kinds of interesting things on their menu, even the classic falafel. And as soon as I try the dessert I purchased I add it into my review.