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The Family Store Bay Ridge


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The Family Store Bay Ridge

chowkitty | Feb 17, 2007 10:27 AM

I read about this place on Chowhound ages ago and finally made it there! It is definitely worth a stop. The tabouli is wonderful, and I have a hard time finding tabouli I like. Its mostly parsley, so doesn't get too watery from the tomatoes (a pet peeve of mine), with tiny pieces of cracked wheat and nice and lemony. My husband loved it too. I wish I had bought more!

Also got what they called moussaka but was really more of an eggplant/meat casserole, made with ground sirloin and lovely seasoning. No dairy or potatoes, but sliced almonds and pine nuts, which added nice flavor and texture. This dish was very aromatic, with cinnamon, cloves and I think maybe some cardamom in there. Really delicious. If you are in the neighborhood, run over and get some.

The lentil and rice pilaf with caramelized onions is really outstanding too.

AND last but not least, I really enjoyed the pickled turnips.

Can't wait to go back and try more!

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