I've been a huge fan of Farhat for the longest time, especially when we lived a short drive away and would stop by at least once/week for chicken and lamb sharwarmas. It was six months since the last time we stopped in (we now live downtown), after the experience we had yesterday, we likely won't return.
My husband ordered two chicken shawarma's ($6.99), and I had the lamb platter ($7.99). Staff were friendly as always - no complaints there. The sharwarmas were teeny - half the size that they usually are, and for some reason, they just didn't taste like the old Farhat shawarmas - more like chicken on a bun. The garlic sauce is still great though.
My lamb platter was disappointing. No tabbouli, just chopped parsley, and the lamb was very fatty and gristly - much more than in the past. The hummous was runny and the pickled turnips were replaced with pickled cabbage dyed red.
I don't know if the place is under new management, since I didn't recognize any staff there - anyone know?
So fellow Chowhounders, did I catch these guys on an off day - because I'd hate to say goodbye to a place I really loved.
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