| Mar 3, 2011
| 12:41 PM
First impression: The word quirky might have been invented to describe Apropo Kafe. It's a literal mom and pop operation that serves incredible organic Middle Eastern fare as well as European dishes such as schnitzel ($14) and all-American Angus burgers...
| Sep 6, 2011
| 3:05 PM
Members of Maryland chapter No. 0308 of Take Off Pounds Sensibly (TOPS) will present Home Cooking recipes during the month of September. This is a pocket-sandwich recipe from Donna Parks.
Turkey in the slaw pita sandwiches
| Aug 4, 2011
The sign in Café Glacé's all-glass storefront says "Persian pizza." Now, if you were a canny Los Angeles food explorer, you'd probably suspect that this was an awkward translation of some traditional Persian dish. Maybe, you'd think, you will discover...
| Nov 21, 2011
Who eats: Businesspeople, tourists and shoppers.
Why eat: Sayat Nova serves reasonably priced and tasty Armenian — think Eastern Mediterranean — food in somewhat exotic surroundings.
Ambience: The long, narrow room is dimly lit, emphasis...
| Nov 21, 2011
| 8:42 AM
4 pieces pita bread (or your favorite pizza dough recipe)
4 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
2 c Tomato-Bacon-Caper Sauce* (recipe below)
2 c turkey meat, diced into ½ inch pieces
12 cremini mushrooms, sliced thinly
1 c ...
| Mar 17, 2011
The stuffed grape leaves at Jasmine Mediterranean Restaurant in Anaheim deserve your complete attention. First: These are unapologetically lemony, in a way that says, "Hello! I am not in any way trying to calm myself down for middle-of-the-road taste...
| Dec 1, 2011
The menu at Kentro Greek Kitchen might as well be a manifesto. The downtown Fullerton restaurant is practically revolutionary, a stereotype-smashing example of what a Greek restaurant can and should be. Here there are no azure murals of the Aegean, no...
| Sep 29, 2011
| 11:15 AM
Overall impression: With its unusual mix of Greek and Lebanese offerings, Mazza is a welcome addition in terms of diversifying the west Broward County dining scene. It's a pleasure to see more hard-to-find ethnic cuisines available in the Interstate-75...
| Oct 12, 2011
| 6:11 AM
Pita chips definitely fall into the category of ‘perceived as healthy’ – those foods that seem like they’re nutritious, but most just don’t measure up to the marketing hype. The problem: most brands of pita chips have...
| Oct 15, 2011
| 11:10 AM
When a menu ranges from Mediterranean to Mexican to seafood to burgers, you can usually expect at best mediocre food. It’s like going to a movie starring Jim Belushi, Eric Roberts and Carmen Electra. Gerlach’s Grille in Pasadena is the...
| May 12, 2011
Sometimes, you cannot conceive of how much love can be cooked into a falafel. Many falafel are sad, desiccated creatures made from powdered mix; it's the rare place that makes falafel from fresh ingredients. But Habayit Restaurant's falafel are beyond...
| May 18, 2011
| 4:45 PM
It's always fun to go back to Sapphire Laguna because the peripatetic Chef Azmin Ghahreman continues to travel throughout the world seeking new experiences in food in order to continually refresh his eclectic menu.
On other occasions, we've dined on...