"Fantastic." "Unbelievable." "Wonderful."
He nods as he glides back towards the kitchen to continue steeping the insanely strong yet delightful hot tea he's about to serve me in a tiny little metal cup.
Yep. Taste of Lebanon in Chicago, you remain awesome but you have been usurped for title of Best Falafel Ever. This falafel is crisp and crunchy with sesame seeds on the outside and soft and savory on the inside. It is good by itself. It's good with hummus. It's good with babagannoush. It's good with the almost halvah-like tahini it's served with. It would probably be good with bizarre and inappropriate accoutrements like grapefruit juice or seaweed or rosemary. It's just good. Order it. Even if you don't like falafel. Trust this. Dan is very strongly to the carnivorous side of omnivory and he still preferred this falafel to either of the two meat dishes we also ordered.
Both of which were good, but a bit overcooked. It was too bad because both the shish kebab and the shawerma were spiced to high levels of bliss. With sauce, it may not have been noticeable, but both were served dry. No matter. The rice and the grilled onions were pitch perfect, along with both the hummus and the babagannoush. Each was served decorated with olive oil and shaped into a pattern, with a whole bagged stack of warmed up pitas to scoop it up with.
If you order the falafel I guarantee you will leave the place dancing (unless you are too full from having ordered 6 more orders and finished them). The owner will be completely nonplussed; I'm sure he's seen it happen before.
14303 7th St
Victorville, CA 92395