(ostrich or turkey)
Oh, and here is the link for Open Sesame in Belmont.
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The fried potatoes are out of this world good. especially with a side of garlic sauce. Everything tastes better with garlic sauce.
Zankou is ****ing awesome. I love their chicken tarna. The garlic sauce is also really good with the pita.
Tri-tip shawarma. Delicious.
i ALWAYS get the fried potatoes at open sesame.
oh, and i forgot to add earlier that i'm disappointed in the falafels at the zank. tried if for the first time yesterday and i was not impressed.
also, if you're anywhere near the valley there's also a little place on nordhoff and reseda next to vons called pita pockets. i don't know of what descent their food is cuz it's a bit non-traditional as they actually use the pocket of the pita for sandwiches, but they are stuffed to the brim and really really filling. They also have laffas, which is the flat bread style sandwich and is even bigger.
I've heard other people complain about their falafels. I've only had them once and it was a while ago so I don't remember much. For me, the 1/2 chicken plate, the chicken tarna plate, or the beef shawerma plate is all I ever get. I could eat that stuff all day long.
Another falafel place in the valley is Amir's Falafel on Ventura & Colfax. I've eaten there and was very impressed.
I have one up the street from my office, so I'm there at least once a week for lunch. I can still terrorize people with my garlic burps at 10 p.m.!
Food of the Gods. Unfortunately, they did go to the packaged garlic sauce which is not quite as good. Who the hell goes to ZC for the felafel, anyway?