Dinner with friend became a sort of culinary "coming home" experience. Chatting with the manager, reminiscing about shared friends from the now closed Falafel Hut . Dinner was– terrific! Then plates of old favorites (falafel with hummus, kafta burger stuffed grape leaves (best with lamb & rice);
I teased him about “New York Style” & he responded by putting a plate of samples (corned beef, pastrami, tongue) & he was right! Excellent stuff reminiscent of beloved NYC deli’s. Not fancy but very comfortable and QUIET enough to have real conversation (my biggest problem with local restaurants in recent years! I shouldn’t have to go to club LeConte just to chat with my companions.) Some significant overeating. We we all agreed silently to come back as soon as possible.