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Hummus Bar and Grill

purplescout | Apr 5, 2009 10:47 PM

After reading the review in Westways Magazine, I decided to give the Hummus Bar and Grill a try and it was GREAT! I live in Woodland Hills and there aren't that many places nearby that I really enjoy, so I was delighted to be so pleased and wanted to share the news.

I went for lunch with a friend. We had the assortment of house salads, which includes a dozen little plates, all of which were delicious. Spicy carrots, roasted eggplant, baba ghanoush, cherry tomato salad, chopped liver, tabbouleh, egg salad, on and on. You get free refills of anything you want and it comes with an endless supply of warm homemade laffa bread (like a GIANT pita). To accompany the salads, we had an order of falafel on the side and an order of a special, fried kibbeh. The special was exceedingly delicious - - spiced ground beef inside a layer of dough, fried and served piping hot with tahini.

At the urging of our adorable Israeli waiter, we decided to try the Malabi for dessert, something unfamiliar to both my companion and me. When it arrived, we were a little disturbed. It looked like a disk of jellied milk with splashes of an unnatural garish red sauce. A taste turned us around immediately. It was fantastic! Spiced milk pudding, with a flavor that I can't quite place. I think the red stuff was maraschino cherry juice. A dusting of chopped pistachios and shaved coconut added a little texture.

The total for the two of us, including all food, drinks,and tax was $34.

I have two criticisms: 1) The name "bar" is misleading. They don't have a liquor license. I desperately wanted a beer to go with all the snacky salads. 2) The parking sucks. The lot was totally packed, even the underground section.

Still, I will definitely be back.

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