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Problem in Morrisville and happy solution in Levittown


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Problem in Morrisville and happy solution in Levittown

bankcello | Jun 27, 2009 12:34 PM

My favorite restaurant in Morrisville (JB's) closed without warning in April. It was a wonderful place and looking at my credit card records I saw that we had eaten there at least 250 times. The fook was excellent and the prices very reasonable.

Without JB's, looking for a place to eat became quite difficult. I did turn up a fairly decent BBQ place (Tennessee's), and had at least one totally disasterous experience (Hong Kong Pearl in Levitttown, I hadn't realized that there were still such dreadful Chinese restaurants).

While driving on Route 13 we notices a sign for the Istanbul Kabob House. There used to be a number of Turkish restaurants on Route 13, but they had gone away. We decided to try is last night.

The food was very good, and the portions very large. Ordering one appetizer, two mains and two desserts, we took home quite a bit. The appetizer was a garlic and dill flavored yogurt. Nothing of that remained. We also got a kabob dish (ground meat served with fabuous rice, salads and a very deceptive pepper). the other main was a pide with everything. If you are not familiar with pide, think of it as Turkish pizza. Great food. Desserts were an OK rice pudding and an absolutely divine caramel pudding, whose name I don't recall. The texture was similar to a very good creme brulee, but without the crust.

The service was friendly and we actually spent quite a bit of time chatting with the waiter. My only complaint is that I would have liked more items on the menu.

I intend to visit again soon.

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