Thursday, August 6, 2009

Waterfalls Cafe 08-01-2009

Location: 144 Atlantic Ave. BK
Time: 7pm
People: RB and myself

Feelings: As I was walking on Atlantic Avenue, an autographed picture of Dennis Quaid in a restaurant window caught my eye. How can I say no to Dennis Quaid? What was he doing here anyway?

Waterfalls Cafe offers reasonable Middle Eastern cuisine with a large selection of vegetarian dishes. We ordered takeaway of two hummus sandwiches, one large platter of vegetarian grape leaves, and a large hummus salad for $26. All the portions were huge, and they lasted through two meals for RB and myself.

The falafel sandwich was wrapped in a homemade flat pita unlike many falafel which is served in pocket pita. I believe this is more of a Syrian style and presents a different texture experience than its pocketed cousin. Their pita was crispy outside and soft inside, and it had a nice combination of flaky and chewy texture. The hummus salad was consisted of a large tub of hummus and three pita. The hummus was flavorful but was a bit on the salty and gritty side. I prefer hummus to be creamier.

The grape leaves were overstuffed with tons of rice and chick peas. I have always thought grape leaves were the Middle Eastern version of Japanese "kakinoha zushi" (sushi in persimmon leaves), but with more rice, they really tasted as such. I would definitely order them again.

I am certain that Waterfalls Cafe will be my neighborhood staple. Cheap and healthy dishes with fresh ingredients that satisfy two meals cannot possibly go wrong. Dennis Quaid should be a food blogger. He knows what he's doing.

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