Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Bedouin Tent 08-21-2010

Location: 405 Atlantic Ave. BK
Time: 3pm
People: RB, CK and myself

Feelings: After checking out some boutiques on Atlantic Avenue, we stopped for some iced coffee at Loretta's. While sipping the coffee at their relaxing backyard garden, a delicious aroma triggered our senses.

It was from the next door, Bedouin Tent, "Mideastern Stuffed Pita" shop as they call it. They had a big sign at the counter said, "cash only" and often that sign yields promising hall-in-the-wall joints with good flavor and reasonable prices. The service was warm and delightful, and they gave me the sense of a friendly casual neighborhood restaurant.

Although "pitza" is their specialty, I went ahead and ordered a Falafel Sandwich ($4) instead. The pita was soft and airy, and the falafel balls were light and crispy with perfectly seasoned flavor. RB's Merguez Sandwich ($6, with spicy lamb sausage) was tasty but greasy and sloppy at the same time. Often times when sausage is on a menu, you get minced meat instead, which he felt does a great disservice to the beauty of encased meats. Perhaps he will try Leg of Lamb Sandwich ($7.50) next time instead.

They also have a backyard patio, so it might be a good idea to try their pitza and salad outdoor before the summer ends.

1 comment:

kim said...

I had a solo meal there once a looong time ago in the back garden. I love their pita, but do wish there's a whole wheat version.

Hope motherhood is treating you well. :)