Location: 343 N Central Ave, Glendale, CA 91203. (818) 956-7800
Date: April 7, 2019
Rating: Good Mezzes, ok mains
Chevy has been threatening to bundle us off to brow-down (Glendale) to dine patio-side at one of his favorite Lebanese Hokkah joints.
I forgot to take good scene pictures, but you can get an idea. There are several large patios. Food is pretty classic Armenian Lebanese.
Olives and pickled radish.
Kibbeh Nayeh. The classic lebanese-style tartar with burghoul, onions and fresh mint
Aish El-Saraya. Sweetened bread drizzled with very sweet syrup and covered with cream on top. Sometimes, Aish El-Saraya is garnished with nuts. Love this stuff.
Gelato made by me:
Fresh back from Hawaii I created this new flavor with things I dragged home — Big Island — Coconut dairy base, Macadamia Nuts, and Fresh Mango — made by me for @sweetmilkgelato — Island Fever! — #SweetMilkGelato #gelato #IceCream #NomNom #dessert #Hawaii #MacadamiaNuts #nuts #mango #coconut #tropical
New flavor — Limoncello Biscotti — Limoncello Zabaione base with lemon cookie flavor and Lemon Oreos — made by me for @sweetmilkgelato — Tastes just like lemon cookie! — #SweetMilkGelato #gelato #IceCream #NomNom #dessert #lemon #limoncello #Zabaione #LemonCookie #Oreo #LemonOreos
Hookah. This was apple flavored, I think, and there is an actual apple in there.
Chevy and his lovely wife Mary.
Despite the terrible yelp reviews (mostly whining about the service), the food was pretty good — particularly the mezzes which were mostly excellent. Some of the meats were a bit more middling. They err toward the over marinated and not “seared” enough tasting (otherwise known as soggy). Flavors were good though and it’s very reasonable. Funny service, but they treated us well. Interesting scene.
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