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Pasha's in SF...tourist trap

JoeBonz | Sep 23, 200206:16 PM

2 Saturday nites ago, we went to Pasha's on Broadway. I agreed to go along mostly because of my friends, they wanted to see a night of belly-dancing, and why not? I hadn't felt like Doris Day & Jimmy Stewart in "The Man Who Knew Too Much" in a long time; so I went along.

Anywho...unless you want to indulge in a very touristy evening, avoid this place. Food is your traditional Moroccan-Middle Eastern stuff; and they try to push the combo's where you don't really get much more than the a la carte; but cost like $11.00 more. Also, watch what you drink, i.e, how much you consume, because they're bound to open/slip in another bottle faster than you can say get-me-to-Agraba!

And then came showtime, the belly dancer was great, gorgeous, and really slinky. However, I was beginning to feel less Doris Day-Jimmy Stewart than modern day-Middle Eastern geo-politico spin doctor. Is this the kind of stuff that Osama & his fellow rats watch in those caves? Or I guess this is what brought down the Ottaman empire and King Farouk of Egypt. And of course that lifestyle, has been transplanted to San Francisco. For 9 people, the bill came to about $450.00!! There's more non-food stuff, but I'll spare you the details.

Anyway, the best Middle eastern food for me in the Bay Area, price-wise too, is still La Mediteranee. Also, they wouldn't let me keep the fez (they sort of passed out) at Pasha's. I should've launched into "Que Sera Sera."

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