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Baked Kibbee Pocket

I felt like I had just won keno when I saw the size of my baked kibbee pocket with lettuce and tomato from Wexford House on Shrewsbury Street. The sandwich was bargain priced in comparison to the kibbee entrée and was surely the same thick 3″ slabs of meat and bulgur. Admittedly, the pita pocket…

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Beet Stuzzichino and Fava Bean Bruschetta

The beet appetizer and fava bean bruschetta together made an excellent entrée for those saving a few carbs for dessert at Volturno. The beet ‘stuzzichino’ was a showstopper and consisted of golden and red beets, hazelnuts, and smoked goat cheese. The pureed golden beets were slightly sweet and unexpected against the classic cubed pickled red…

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Veal Piccata

The menu at Le Mirage presented me with a dilemma. It divides fairly evenly between Middle Eastern and Italian items, and I love them both. Most at my table, however, chose the Middle Eastern route. So I, to paraphrase Robert Frost, took the road less traveled by.  I chose Italian, the Veal Piccata. My $19 entrée…

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Lebanese Platter from Le Mirage

Le Mirage, a family owned restaurant specializing in Mediterranean cruise with touches of Lebanese and Italian on their menu. I found the atmosphere here to be small and cozy. I felt invited and welcome as soon as I opened the door and stepped into the place. The night started off with our waitress introducing herself…

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Kofta Chalaw

I didn’t know what to expect when I ordered the kofta chalaw entree from Pomir Grill. The menu read “Afghan styled meatballs cooked in a plum sauce with rice and salad” – not what I’d call an enticing description. I was hesitant to stray from my all-time favorite butternut squash dish based on this lackluster description, but was so glad I made the leap to try something…

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Chicken Tikka Masala

  Surya Indian Cuisine has been around for quite a while and a favorite of mine when it comes to Indian cuisine. Admittedly, I periodically forget that it’s there tucked behind the bright lights of Dunkin Donuts on Shrewsbury Street and for that reason was excited to get reacquainted with Surya on this Foodies visit. I chose the Chicken Tikka Masala and my favorite…

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Chicken fried chicken with white gravy, black-eyed peas, macaroni and cheese, and a hush puppy.

The Chicken fried chicken with white gravy, black-eyed peas, macaroni and cheese, and a hush puppy from Sweet T Southern Kitchen. This home-style southern food was served on a divided paper plate with beautiful colors of gold ranging from buttery yellow macaroni and cheese to medium gold battered chicken and finally a deep rich brown of…

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Popette Alla Grillia

I’d describe Nuovo Restaurant‘s menu as Italian with strong Middle Eastern flare beginning with warm rolls when you sit down served with Mediterranean spices in oil and a lemony garlic yogurt sauce. This was a REALLY great way to start a meal. The yogurt ‘sauce’ is the same that came with my meal and is better…

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Salmone alla Grillia

Caffe Espresso Trattoria is truly a hidden gem. From the restaurant’s name I was honestly expecting a coffee shop, not the full service fine dining experience that we received. The restaurant was extremely busy for a Tuesday night – full of larger sized parties of 4-5 on top of our 20+ Foodies group. This being said, service…

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Losh Kebab with Yogurt

Presentation of Shiraz Armenian Cuisine’s Losh Kebab was unexpected and not altogether pleasing to the eye. I was expecting skewered shish kebab but instead two large seasoned hamburgers over garlicy yogurt sauce covered flatbread. I was forced to look up the middle eastern definition of kebab and discovered that a kabob is meat can come…