Got take-out there friday. It was my first visit to the restaurant and the market. They do not seem to be suffering from recent events. The restaurant was packed with folks of all ethnic persuasions. The food was an incredible value as we got more than we could eat for under $20. Kabob was decent but not great, red somewhat spicy dipping sauce was interesting and good and falafel was very, very nice--they were shaping the balls and frying them before our eyes.
At the market, I was initially excited because I saw a big sign saying "special - vegetarian grape leaves". I thought that this must mean that normally they are not vegetarian (As those who read an earlier post of mine know, I have been looking for these).When I asked about this the owner volunteered (without any sort of asking)his nationality (palestinian)of course I am brown-skinned myself so this may have lessened his fears. He let me know that traditionally dolma from his native land are made without meat. He was really a sweet guy, keeping our stuff regrigerated there until after we picked up our food from next door, plying me with olives, etc
Unfortunately, the dolma here were no better than what is available canned under the sultan label, so my search continues.
has anyone been to the places on kedzie to see if they are suffering any fallout from 9/11?
I may try to finally try afghan cuisine on main. I'm a little worried after hearing out the taxicab driver up here who was chased.