Fab falafel

Having dinner out with a group of friends is kind of like book club--you wind up trying things you didn't think you were interested in, and if all goes well, end up pleasantly surprised. That's how Celaborelle Phoenician turned out for me during dinner out with some girlfriends last week. There's the sketchy location, the illegible menu on a dry-erase board, and what turned out to be a long wait for food. (A bottle of red wine--it's byob--and good conversation made it go faster.) But we were rewarded with a table full of mostly great selections, dinner for three for under $20. Our favorites were the falafel--crisp on the outside and light within--and the ftayir, a large spinach pie seasoned with lemon juice and wrapped in pita dough. 20121230-164156.jpg