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Whoa Reef Cafe

eating out | Nov 8, 2004 09:20 AM

Hello all,

Had lunch at Reef Cafe last week, and whoa, it knocked my socks off. It was one of the most delightful lunch breaks I've had, due to both the food and the amiable staff. First of all, during the day, it is very, very quiet, however the son at the counter assured me it gets very busy at night. I say 'son', because as most of you know, this is a mother-son operation. Said son takes the orders, then screams them to his mama in the back, whereupon the delicious lebanese specialities are made.

So, I got the chicken and potatoes sandwich. IMHO, this is way better than Shwarma King. Tender, juicy chicken wrapped and bursting with lebanese spices (?) and garlic flavor. Son recommended ketchup and I added tobasco, and so it went. The best part is the potato part- the sandwich comes with homemade fries inside, as well as a small plate as a side dish. The fries were great. Not crispy, but just really flavorful and satisfying.

I also tried a piece of baklava, of which I'd only had the greek variety before, so this was different for me, but definitely in a good way. Also, I couldn't resist having a cup of the lebanese coffee, albiet with a strong warning from the son. Question: Does 'strong' coffee correlate to highly caffeinated? Or is it only in reference to flavor?

Anyway, I had a lovely chat with the son who could not stop praising his loving mother. It was very cute, and the guy was so nice, I will be making frequent lunch trips to Reef from now on- That being said, what else should I try on the menu?!

If you haven't yet tried it, go go go!

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