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Latest Kanella Brunch

I love me some Kanella, but hadn’t been there in awhile. Well, it was time to change all that. Here’s their houmous with pita. Damn y’all, this is so good. The houmous is smooth and creamy and zippy with just enough bite. The pita slices are warm and toasty and I love the fresh veggies that come with it. And it’s a nice healthy portion of it.
Here is the grilled halloumi and lounza sandwich. The halloumi is the cheese and lounza is ham. So it’s a cypriot style ham and cheese sandwich. It was filled with some veggies and served on this amazing grainy bread with all kinds of seeds all over it. I’m usually turned off by really healthy and grainy breads with visible nuts and seeds, but this was great.
The same bread came as toast with my Shaksouka. It is two poached eggs and a cumin scented tomato and pepper stew. Oh this thing is so amazing! It’s an amazing meal, any time of the day. The place was pretty crowded even though we were only seated a little before they technically closed for lunch. The service was friendly, but nothing comes out very fast. But that’s ok. This place is totally worth the wait!

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Zorba’s – Greek Food In Fairmount

We’d been planning on going to Zorba’s for awhile. My friend C, who is greek, talks about it all the time and about how amazing the calimari is. R was even talking about it awhile back when she went there on a pseudo-date. And ever since I’d watched a terrible movie on my last flight, which happened to take place in greece, I wanted to go to Zorba’s even more. It’s a very low-key BYOB in fairmount. On this beautiful evening, there were a few tables set up outside. We chose to sit indoors. As soon as you sit down, you get some complimentary bread with olive oil, vinegar, and dried herbs for dipping.

H/A got the lamb shank. It wasa baby lamb shank cooked in an egg lemon and artichoke sauce, served with rice & potatoes. According to the menu, it is one of the classics of the sunday family table. Neither of us had ever had lamb that came out like this before. I’ve had lamb chops and I’ve had ground lamb that was made into kabobs, but I’d never seen a lamb shank. It’s kind of like a big drumstick. And it kind of tasted like it too! It was very lemony yet creamy.

I was feeling the seafood so I got the shrimp santorini, which was shrimp sauteed with garlic, paprika, and red wine, served with rice, roasted potatoes, and mixed veggies. These shrimp were excellent! And so was the rice and veggies. The potatoes were way too salty for me. The food came out really quickly, almost too quickly. But then I figured all of the sides were probably all ready to go, and the lamb was probably also already cooked and probably just needed sauced, and shrimp are super speedy to cook.

The service was fine. I think I scared the original waitress slightly at first when I decided to mess with her. But then after she realized I was just kidding, she played along. Something that amused me was that there was a bottle of windex that was constantly being used to clean up the tables. It made me chuckle because of My Big Fat Greek Wedding.

Zorba’s Taverna
2230 Fairmount Ave
Philadelphia 19130
(215) 978-5990

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Bloomsburg Eats

So what did we actually eat? Well, lots of random stuff. H/A got an orangeade. It was made with actual real oranges! And made by free child labor. Yay for free child labor! This was like an orange julius, without all the added sugar, and in a much larger cup. Really good. The cup was so huge we hardly madea dent in it. H/A and R both got gyros. R got hers without any veggies, and H/A got his loaded. I actually got stuffed cabbage, because I wanted some old-fashioned home cooked food. It was good!Roasted corn on the cob dipped in a giant vat of melted butter. Whoohoo! Damn I love this stuff. And we hosed this bag of cotton candy on the drive home. It was awesome!

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