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sansom house of kabob

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sansom house of kabob

Jas. | Apr 5, 2003 08:30 PM

Stopped in today to pick up a menu, and ended up staying for a late lunch when the guy who appeared to be the owner/cook told us we were going to definitely want to sit and eat, and that once we did, we'd be back.

And he was right. We had what was essentially a burger--chablee kabab: ground beef with spices, and a bowl of the stewed spinach (chalaw sabzi). Both excellent, and came with the usual white and brown rice. The salad that you get at every afghan restaurant before your meal was much better than usual, with a vinegary dressing heavily seasoned with black pepper, instead of the usual ranch from a bottle.

But the key difference? The bread. Fresh, hot, seemingly straight from the oven. I've never had bread this fresh in an Afghan restaurant, and I've been to plenty of them. The tea, hot black tea with afghan spices (including, again, a nice dose of black pepper).

$5.50-$6 for most lunch dishes, $9-12 for most dinners.

I spoke to the waitress(wife? they sure seemed like a married couple, and there was a kid around. Guess I shoulda asked), and she said they had been open about four months. They were very pleasant, and asked us several times if everything was to our liking (of course, considering that it was nearly 3 at that point, there was no one else in the place).

I know this place has been mentioned on here before, but thought it deserved it again, because hell, it sure was nice, and everyone should go.

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