If you live in Fells Point, you know when you come home there is at least one menu from a local restaurant in your door handle.
My wife and I collect them, put them in a book and from time to time order from places that look promising. We try to cook all meals at home, but we all have days where you need to order delivery.
A few weeks ago, we found a menu from Sarah's Kabob and Pizza.
They opened not too long ago on Broadway (North of Eastern Ave.)
One of the things I miss about living in DC is going to Moby Dicks to get some great kabobs and rice. Their bread is also outstanding.
So even with "Pizza" in the title, I really was hoping we had a place we could get good kabobs.
This is not the place.
On Saturday, we were both coming home late from our store and had nothing in the fridge. I pulled out their menu and ordered a "special" platter. It was supposed to be a mix of kabobs over rice. For $16, I figured we were in for a feast.
When they arrived, my wife paid for the food and walked in with one small bag that contained one round aluminium container.
When I asked where the rest was, she told me that was it.
So we take off the plastic lid and can tell right away we are not going to like it.
The charred chunks of meat on top were so pitiful looking. Obviously overcooked and hard to discern what the mystery meats were.
Even more horrific was the rice underneath. It looked like a soy based fried rice with zucchini, squash and stewed tomato in it. Not the perfect rice with citrus and grilled fresh tomato in it that I love Moby's for.
I have never in my life had a worse delivery meal. It was a travesty. If I told you that the meats tasted like saw dust, I would be an insult to sawdust.
The rice was so salty with soy and so sweet with something else, that I was thinking they really sold Kabobs and Chinese and mixed up our order.
It was late, they may have had the wrong staff that night, but I cannot believe they would ever let that food leave the door.
And they didn't even include any bread but maybe that was for the best.