Here's a review of my food trek following my "car service" duties out to Keyspan Park.
Turned onto Surf Ave to the requests for Nathans. mmmm, hot dog. No! I must resist. Let my GF and her friend out and speed down Surf towards Ocean to hit Mabat.
As I pulled into off Ocean, I realized something was wrong. Everything was shuttered, quiet. Doh. Saturday. So Mabat would have to wait.
Then made the ride over to Tanoreen for my main meal. Bright, welcoming room. Helpful and friendly service.
Started with a chunky style hummus and hot lamb stuff grape leaves. The hummus was more natural style, with no tahini. Very tasty but nothing that spectacular. The grape leaves on the other hand were unbelievable. Lemony, savory with excellent spicing. So good.
They had a special for the evening of lamb shank served over baby okra. Wow. What a huge portion of juicy meat! The lamb was very flavorful, slowly cooked so that it was very tender. Nice rich veins of fat were running through the the flesh. Truly a beautiful piece of meat. The baby okra were small pieces of goodness. Stewed in a hearty tomato sauce, they were a great accompaniment. Finished with a excellent Turkish style coffee.
Picked myself up (and half the lamb shank - pacing is everything) and headed over to L&B. Got a slice of round and a slice of square. Round was one of the better slices I've had. Savory, slightly sweet sauce. Proper thickness in the crust. Just the ight amount of cheese. What a great slice.
The round, though too saucy and not cheesy enough for my taste, had excellent flavor. For those who like their sauce, this is the slice.
With a few slices for the ladies, I headed back over to Coney Island.
I'll definitely return to Tanoreen with more people. The meze looked amazing and I was really at a loss without other mouths! I can also see myself making a detour for L&B again when I am close.