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Shish is a bargain of a quick-serving Mediterranean deli and counter-service restaurant perched in the heart of Macalester's part of Grand Avenue, but the real plates, real furniture, and prettily decorated restaurant make it feel more posh than penny-pinching. The Shish Maza plate is a must: Order it and you get the restaurant's beautiful hummus, a weighty, toasty, thickly creamy rendition served glossed with olive oil and sprinkled with good paprika, as well as a scoop of brightly minty and lively tabbouli, freshly shredded baba ghanoush, a trio of roasty falafel balls made a little nutty by a batter made with a good number of sesame seeds which crisp beautifully on the outside. The plate is further loaded up with squares of feta cheese, good olives, tomatoes, and lettuce, and served with a big basket of pita bread. It makes a hearty appetizer for two, or dinner for one. Heartier shish-kabob plates come with your choice of meat, like lamb, kefta (ground beef and spices), chicken, or vegetables, and are served supper-club style with everything included.
Ah, the cradle of civilization: birthplace of modern agriculture, organized religion, and falafel. The Midwest isn't exactly a Mecca of, well, Mecca-inspired cuisine, but we do have a handful of Middl... More »
So yummy...my favorite is the gyro and hummus plate. Huge portion of gyro meat and salad with cucumber sauce with a gigantic dollop of hummus and a basket of pita bread...big enough to share, but you probably won't want to. And cheap, too!
Leo Judah opened his spic-and-span Macalesterland spot last June, and he hasn't had a day off since. The demand for his homemade lamb burgers, rich moussaka, light and zingy hummus, deeply flavored kibbeh, buoyant and crisp spinach pies, big fresh salads, and potently flavored baba ghanoush is just too intense. The recipes at Shish are all simple, real-deal family heirlooms, made the way Judah's mom cooked in Jerusalem, with fresh ingredients and served on real plates in a stylish... More »
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