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Delivery Made Easy with Rewards: Seamless and Delivery.com

29 Mar

One of the most frustrating things about ordering delivery  over the phone (#ConnecticutProblems) is repeating yourself 30 times, or being put on hold, or being transferred to 10 different people.  Yeah, it’s seriously annoying and it’s a big waste of time, especially when there are other important things to do like watch TV, surf the net, watch the kids, or just be lazy.

Plate of bbq, snacks, and fixins at at BarQ B.B.Q. in Stamford, Connecticut

Plate of bbq, snacks, and fixins at at BarQ B.B.Q. in Stamford, Connecticut

But, two websites are making delivery (or pick up) just a bit easier and giving you some great things in return.  All around, we use Seamless more often because they have a better variety of restaurants for delivery by us, but Delivery.com is still a good option.  Let’s look at Seamless first.

Seamless has a very easy to use interface where you can save restaurants into your favorites and even just order a previous meal with just a few clicks.  You’ll often see restaurants that have deals like 10% or 20% of orders!  Be aware that some restaurants charge a small fee for delivery, but it’s not a fee from Seamless.  Also, Seamless will send out emails time to time with special discount codes that you can enter before your finalize your purchase.  Our favorite part:  add the tip right in and when your food arrives, the delivery person will hand it to you, thank you, then leave.  That’s more time for your to spend gorging yourself.  Right now they are in the Greenwich, Stamford, and Westport areas, but are expanding.

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Art Greenwich, May 24-28: Food, Drinks, Music, + Art on a Megayacht…Awesome!

21 May

Ever wonder why Andy Samberg from SNL and Lonely Island sang, “I’m on a Boat“?  After you’ve hit up Art Greenwich from May 24-28, you might have a similar experience and feeling.  Now, you might not be rocking a nautical-themed pashmina, but there’s lots to check out on SeaFair.  Check it:  a 228 foot megayacht that will be docked at 500 Steamboat road at Delamar Greenwich Harbor.  Fill that boat up with seemingly endless works of art, music, music, food, and entertainment and you’ve got a great (and inexpensive) way to spend your Memorial Day weekend.

Here’s a breakdown of the events taken from ExpoShips.com to help you to pick when you’d like to hop aboard this boat and go all nautical:

ADMISSION

One Day Tickets:  $15 online | $20 at the door
•One day ticket is valid any one day, Friday through Monday. Not valid for the preview evening Thursday, March 24th.

Priority Tickets:  $25 online | $30 at the door
• Collectors’ Invitational May 24 from 7:30 pm-10 pm
• Return admission during daily fair hours
• Priority boarding (no waiting in line)

THURSDAY, MAY 24

6 pm – 7:30 pm:  First View in honor of the Greenwich Arts Council (by invitation only)

7:30 pm – 10 pm: Collectors Invitational (admission with priority ticket)

8:30 pm:  “Convergence and the Maria Esneda Rhetoric”
The noted Greenwich dealer, artist and entrepreneur, Fernando Luis Alvarez has created a truly multi-disciplinary playground for audiences through his performance piece “Convergence”. Through a collaborative of music, dance and painting, Alvarez demonstrates a theatrical portrayal of his transition from business executive to full-time artist and entrepreneur. Alvarez will delight attendees with this special performance opening night.

FRIDAY, MAY 25

11 am-9 pm:  Exhibit Hours | Sky deck open til 10 pm

1:30 pm-2:30 pm:  “Artful Living: Incorporating Functional Art into Rooms of all Periods” by Pamela Hughes, Hughes Design Associates

3-4 pm:  Aperture will present a talk with W. M. HUNT, curator, collector,consultant, teacher, fundraiser, and author of the new Aperture book “The Unseen Eye: Photographs from the Unconscious”. Join Bill, who is known for his wit and larger-than-life personality, for an entertaining presentation on the art of collecting. His book, The Unseen Eye: Photographs from the Unconscious, presents a wonderfully idiosyncratic and compelling collection of photographs assembled around a particular theme: magical, heart-stopping images of people in which the eyes are obscured, veiled, or otherwise hidden.The gaze of the subject is averted. The pictures are characterized by what, at first glance, its subjects conceal, not by what the camera reveals.

SATURDAY, MAY 26

11 am-9 pm Exhibit Hours | Sky deck open til 10pm

11 am-10 pm:  Party on the Harbor:  Enjoy the great entertainment lineup from our sky deck as the Greenwich Town Party broadcasts the concert performances to boaters in the harbor. Full bar and tapas style menu will be served. Note: Limited seating available on first come, first served basis with fair admission.

Noon-3 pm:  Champagne Exotica: Enjoy a unique selection of international champagne cocktails.

Noon-3 pm:  The Ultimate Bloody Mary Bar on the sky deck.

SUNDAY, MAY 27

11 am-7 pm: Exhibit Hours | Sky deck open til 10pm

1:30 pm-2:30 pm:  “America in the 20th Century: Realism v. Abstraction” presented by David Setford, Executive Director, The Hyde Collection, NY.

Noon-3 pm:  Champagne Exotica: Enjoy a unique selection of international champagne cocktails.

Noon-3 pm:  The Ultimate Bloody Mary Bar on the sky deck.

MONDAY, MAY 28

11 am-7 pm: Exhibit Hours

1:30 pm – 2:30 pm:  A 40 minute film “Before They Were Famous: Behind the Lens of William John Kennedy” with an introduction by Vincent Harrison presented by the Kiwi Arts Group is scheduled on Monday, May 28th at 1:30 pm. The film chronicles the journey taken by Kennedy’s Warhol and Indiana photographs from the early 1960s to the present. The documentary, full of personal anecdotes and remembrances by many of the principals of the story, includes appearances by Robert Indiana; Warhol Superstar and bestselling author Ultra Violet; and poet/performer Taylor Mead as they view their images for the first time.
 Food
In addition to the fun drink and tasting events, the Sky Deck Bar360, Bistro360, LuxeLounge, and International Coffee Bar are open serving up cocktails, light food, coffee/espresso, and sweets.
Art
See rare works of art from Joan Miro, Francis Bacon, Marc Chagall, and Henry Moore, as well as works from Jean-Michel Basquiat, Andy Warhol, Roy Lichtenstein, and Jim Dine.  This (and more) is in addition to the exhibits that are listed above.

Amazing Pizza Zeppelin to Deliver Pizzas to Connecticut

1 Apr

We are sure by now that you’ve heard about the amazing Tacocopter that was created that delivers tacos to hungry people.  Local flight laws made it impossible for the tacocopter to fly, though.  So, right now it’s just a pipe dream for San Francisco.

But, lead it to Connecticutters to kick things up a few notches.  We just received a press release from DeCartio Enterprises about their brand new pizza delivery service.  That’s right, Pizza Zeppelin is fast and will get you your pizzas super hot.  CEO Papa Georgio says the secret isn’t necesarrily in the sauce.  Yup, the secret is the patented way they create their pizza.  There are small, fire-lit ovens that can be operated underneath the balloon part of the zeppelin, itself.  The extra heat from the oven rises and helps to fuel the balloon and keep it on the rise, delivering food to you.  Because Pizza Zeppelin is a manned aircraft, the same rules that burdened the unmanned Tacocopter don’t apply.  They will start their flights on April 16, 2012.

Some of the signature pies to look forward to:

The Leaddd Zeppelin.  This one is heavy, no doubt.  Thick Chicago style pizza with mozzerela, cheddar, and bangers and mash.

Deadly Dirigible:  Never have you seen a pie like this.  The world’s hottest peppers are baked into the crust and are piled on top of the pie.  Also, throw in some sausage, mushroom, and ricotta and you’ve got one of the deadliest pies around.

How to Order and Where to Catch Pizza Zeppelin

Monday-Saturday, they are in operation from 11-7.  Ordering is simple!  Tweet your address and phone number to @PizzaZeppelinCT and they will write back with confirmation and will call you to set up the sale by credit card.  When they are close by for delivery, they will tweet the delivery time and address.  Be outside and ready to receive your steaming hot pies!  The technology to receive the pie is actually a bit primitive:  they just lower the pies by a rope, but it works and gets the job done.  They advise you to pay close attention to the flight times below in order to avoid any confusion in the delivery process.  We’ll update this when we get more info.

11:   Greenwich, CT

11:30:  Cos Cob, CT

12:  Stamford, CT

12:30:  New Canaan, CT

1:  Darien, CT

1:30:  Rowayton, CT

2:  Norwalk, CT

2:30:  Shelton, CT

3:  Danbury, CT

3:30: Waterbury, CT

4:  Bristol, CT

4:30:  Hartford, CT

5: Manchester, CT

5:30:  Norwich, CT

6: Mystic, CT

6:30:  Bridgeport, CT

7:  Fairfield, CT

Colony Grill in Stamford now delivering for lunch and accepting credit cards! #ftw

2 Nov

Sausage, hot oil, stingers, cherry peppers, and onions at Colony Grill

Now hear this, now hear this:

Colony Grill in Stamford, the original, is going to deliver to Stamford businesses and offices from 11-3 pm starting 11/7/11.  This Monday!

Also, they want to let you know that your requests for credit card purchases hasn’t gone to “deaf ears.”  You are now able to use your credit card at Colony Grill.

We took that, ran with it, then tweeted.  Yeah, we got a riot on our hands.  It kinda felt like when Harold Camping told us the world would be over and we said, yeah, sure dude…whatever.  Well, the world ain’t over Omnomivores!

Also, there is a projected opening date of 1/15/12 for Colony Grill in Avon, CT!

Just to refresh your memories, here’s our two posts on Colony Grill:

Pizza so damn good, even pizza fascists can’t deny it. Colony Grill–Stamford, CT

Does Rico’s pwn Colony or are they just n00bs? Rico’s Pizza – Stamford, CT

Noms: 4.25
Cost: $$
Colony Grill
Address:  172 Myrtle Ave
Stamford, CT
Phone:  (203) 359-2184
Site:  http://colonygrill.com
Facebook:  http://www.facebook.com/pages/Colony-Grill/352619784407?sk=wall

Pizza so damn good, even pizza fascists can’t deny it. Colony Grill–Stamford, CT

22 Apr

Have you been stung? The stinger is a must have topping!

Update:  The controversy is alive.  Is Rico’s or Colony’s pizza better?

Update of an update: lunch delivery in Stamford and credit card machines coming!

Pizza fascists.  You’ve seen them, you’ve talked to them, maybe you know one…hopefully you aren’t one.  Here are the key indicators that you are, in fact, a pizza fascist and that you require help:

• You swear pizza can only be done one way.

• You’ve broken up with people because of Neapolitan vs. thin crust arguments.

• When you go to a pizza place with friends, only your topping choices may be ordered.

• Regarding the last bullet:  you leave the pizza place if friends use unsavory toppings and you erase them from your life.

• You are offended by this post.

There’s all different types, different styles, different toppings, and different shops who all claim have the best pie.  We’ve spoken quite in depth about this and people are really freaking crazy when it comes to pizza.  Everybody has their own opinion and everybody swears they hold the key to the gate of pie heaven.  Guess what?  OmNomCT officially states that, in most cases, pizza is in the eye of the slice-folder.  Even folding the slices is an opinion, see?  Represent Long Island and slice folding!  Say what???

Well, we’ve heard all the talk about Colony Grill here in Stamford and decided that it was ’bout time to give it a try.  What took us over the edge was Toni’s special that highlighted some of the local pizza talent in Stamford:  Hope Pizza, Coalhouse Pizza, and–of course–Colony Grill.  So, there’s not much to the place, except a large room with lots of tables, and another room with a large bar.  There’s no menu to speak of at your seat, except for a list of available toppings:  sausage,  pepperoni,  meatball,  mushroom,  onions,  black olives, cherry peppers, stingers, hot oil, anchovies,  peppers, and bacon.

They had a few beers on tap. but no standouts, so I just went with the Thomas Hooker IPA, a nice, bold, flowery beer.  And better yet, it’s brewed in CT.

Meatball, pepper, hot oil, and black olives

Pie 1:  Sausage, hot oil, stingers, cherry peppers, and onions.

Pie 2:  Meatball, peppers, hot oil, and black olives.

Both pies came dripping in that lovely, spicy, hot oil that just puts the pies into another category that lots of other pizza never can attain.  The Headbanging Hostess agrees.  She tweeted that her favorite topping was hot oil, though she did comment that just sounded wrong. ;)  Really, though, the hot oil makes the pies.  Vinny’s Backyard up on Hope Street in Stamford also has the option of hot oil, though it doesn’t come dripping out and oozing out like it does here.  Normally we’d say too much oil in pizza is undesirable, but it’s good here because it’s not a product of too much greasy cheese–it’s the spicy oil that does it.

Speaking of the cheese, it melted on the pie nicely and was in perfect proportion to the amount of sauce.  Yeah, I know…you like more cheese, no you like more sauce, no you don’t like cheese on there.  I get it. :)  We all like our pies different, got it.

Sausage, hot oil, stingers, cherry peppers, and onions

Also, the stingers on pie 1 added even more spice, but not more than could be handled.  I’d add them to everything that I could if I had the chance. Both pies were great in their own ways and had amazing flavors, but pie 1 just blew us away.  The crust wasn’t too thin and wasn’t too thick at all–just the right amount to make it a bit doughy.  Yeah, this place is definitely the real deal here in Stamford.  They opened up a while back in Fairfield in more of a cool, modern spot on Post Road.  So, who owns that spot?  None other than Paul Coniglio, Cody Lee, Ken Martin and New York Rangers captain Chris Drury.

So, the verdict?  The crust is not too thin, but just right for thin crust.  There’s an excellent sauce to cheese ratio.  The sauce and toppings are full of flavor and beg to be mixed up in several combinations.  The hot oil was abundant but didn’t make the pizza soggy. A tough feat in and of itself. It’s hard to say this is the best pizza in CT, because there are so many types, so many styles, so many ingredients, so many cooking methods. But we can say that it was incredibly delicious and we’d go back, no doubt, to chomp down on two more pies, any day, any time.  This is good freakin’ quality pizza that’s been made the same way for decades.  Institutions like this stay around because they’ve just got it.  Oh yeah, they got it.

Noms: 4.25

Cost: $$

Colony Grill

Address:  172 Myrtle Ave

Stamford, CT

Phone:  (203) 359-2184

Site:  http://colonygrill.com

Facebook:  http://www.facebook.com/pages/Colony-Grill/352619784407?sk=wall

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Creative sushi dishes, a festival of sights and tastes. Matsuri–Darien, CT

24 Feb

Attack of the Monster Shumai!!!

 

As our nice little vacation dwindled down to its last dregs, we found ourselves sore from snowboarding at Windham in the Catskills.  So, what else is there to do but recouperate with the help of some sushi?  So, we took to the handy-dandy seamlessweb.com again and found Matsuri in Darien with high ratings and  food that sounded fantastic.  It was a hard choice because they have quite an extensive menu of rolls and Matsuri Signature Rolls.  So, we checked the hell out of that ordering page:

1) Homemade Shumai with steamed pork and shrimp, topped with masago

2) Peanut Avocado Roll

3) Chocolate Beef Roll with crispy scallops, asparagus, grilled rare beef, and a light and sweet chocolate sauce

4) Ditmark Roll with pepper tuna, avocado, spicy salmon, and toppings of salmon, peanuts, and chili sauce

5)  Curry Salmon roll with spicy yellowtail, seaweed salad, salmon, curry sauce, and chervil

Ditmark Roll and Chocolate Beef Roll!

Well, let’s start with the four shumai:  unlike typical dainty little shumai, they were quite plump and juicy with goodness. The biggest shumai I’ve ever seen.  They were a bit cold, but they did come from Darien to Stamford to get to us.  The taste, though, was good, though the pork was just a tad fatty, and it was gently highlighted with the delicate mustard dipping sauce.  I hate mustard and I didn’t even realize it was mustard (Howie, I hope I haven’t disappointed you) until Kristien mentioned it.  So, well played Matsuri!

Peanut Avocado Roll. This was the cheapest roll of the bunch at $5, because it was so simple.  Rice, avocado, and crushed peanut on top made for a helluva good roll!

Now, onto my favorite roll:  Chocolate Beef Roll, a culinary challenge that I knew I had to tackle.  I figured it wasn’t so crazy considering how great mole sauce can be, so I trusted all the friends who told me how great Matsuri is.  Well, this roll was really amazing.  To begin, you have a nice thick piece of grilled beef on top, cooked rare.  You don’t get that grilled taste until you’ve bitten through the crispiness of the asparagus and the scallops and it’s such a nice kick that I just kind of oozed down to the floor like a puddle.  But, just as you get that excellent grilled taste you get the subtle rich chocolatiness of the sauce on top.  This is a winner in my book, but it’ll cost ya $13–well worth it.

Peanut Avocado and Curry Salmon Rolls

Next up was the Ditmark Roll and this was a great one, too.  The saltiness of the peanuts on top mixed well with the spiciness from the chili sauce, pepper tuna, and spicy salmon.  Trust me, all of these were finished and Kristien and I stared each other down at a few points to make sure that the rolls were divided up evenly. :)  Kristien took the Curry Salmon Roll and did some omnoming of her own.  She thought this roll was also very good as well with fresh yellowtail and salmon, just the right amount of curry to give it a kick and chevril to balance that out. YUM!

The verdict?  Matsuri has great sushi, excellent actually.  The menu was unique, the fish was fresh, and everything was beautiful both in presentation but also in culinary creativity.  The cost is a bit steep, but the food is worth giving it a shot. And take a chance and try the Chocolate Beef Roll, that’s my major recommendation here!

Noms:  3.75
Cost:  $$$
Matsuri
Address:  390 Post Road
Darien, CT 06820
Phone:  (203) 655-4999
Menu on seamlessweb

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New Neapolitan pizzas and sauce, same great down home Italian food! Nick’s Pizza-Stamford, CT

12 Feb

Did you know that Thursday is now the most popular day to go out and go crazy?  Well, we went our own kind of “married life crazy” by ordering delivery from Nick’s Pizza.  Nick’s has always been our go to place for good, hearty, classic Italian food.  Once again, they didn’t disappoint.  When I announced they were having a wine dinner, I told you about our addiction to their bread.  Yeah, there was plenty of it this time.  I even took a picture for you so you can join in my admiration and veneration of this holy manna.  Oh, in the picture?  That’s our doggy, Maynard.  He’s crazy in the head.

For my main dish I had one of their new, Neapolitan pizzas.  There were a nice handful to choose from, but I decided to go with the Boscaiola.  Imagine a nice, medium-thin crust that was still a bit chewy, not dried out at all.  Reminds me of the crust at Tappo, actually… which makes sense because the owners of Nick’s also owns Tappo.  Throw on some great quality fresh water mozzarella to form a nice thin layer over the crust, some flavorful tomato sauce, some ground beef, ham, peas, and mushrooms and you’ve got a killer pizza.  I really had no trouble chomping away on this…the flavors really went so well together.

Kristien had the baked cavatelli.  You won’t find it on the menu, but they’re  willing to fix things up for the customers.  The sauce seemed to be thicker, deeper, and had a good balance between salty and sweet.  We’re pretty sure this is a new sauce for them and we approve!  Plenty of cavatelli was smothered in the sauce and held together by beautiful amounts of mozzarella.  This is always a nice, comforting dish that’ll put a smile on Kristien’s face.

To help us digest it all we ordered our standard large antipasto.  Nice hefty amounts of lettuce are buried under slices of a ham/salami/provolone pinwheel, peppers, tomatoes, cucumbers,olives, carrots, and pepperoncini.  The house vinaigrette is great and has the perfect mixture of oil and vinegar.  I love this dish because Kristien always lets me get the pinwheels so all that goodness is left for me.  Muahahahaha!

Our final verdict is that Nick’s remains a great, reliable place when you want great Italian classic foods.  Delivery is quick and it gets to your house nice and warm.  If you go to their restaurant to eat, you’ll probably feel like a family because lots of locals eat there.  One of my favorite memories was venturing out of the house last year when our house didn’t have power for a few days.  Nick’s was open and it was PACKED!  Well, that calmed me down a bit and made it all better.  I still didn’t have power and had to shower in cold ass water, but at least I had some good food to eat in the dark house that became symbolic of that week of my life!  Ciao!

Noms:  3.5

Price $$

Nick’s Pizza
Address:  522 Glenbrook Road
Stamford, CT
Phone:  (203) 324-4949
Site:  http://pizzarestaurantstamford.com

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Spicy (but kinda cold) Indian delivery kicks our butts! Coromandel–Stamford, CT

17 Jan

Remember when all that snow hit us and we were either stuck in our houses or just really didn’t want to go outside?  Well, we could have gone out in search of food like any good primitive hunter, but I guess we just felt lazy.  Earlier that week, we had passed Coromandel and I think the proverbial seed was planted in our brains.  I’ve been there twice and the food was always great, never disappointing. I even took my friend Paul, a spicy food aficionado, there before we saw Puscifer at The Stamford Arts Center and he loved it too.  So back to our snow day- Kristien called up for delivery and we were told there’d be about an hour wait for delivery.  We expected that, sure, because it wasn’t the best outside, but what we didn’t expect was to wait 2 hours for our food.  Yeah, that sucked, big time.  Our food was cold and almost all of it had to be reheated.

That being said, when it was reheated, it was still excellent.  We started to chowdown on the poppadom with the three usual suspects:  mint chutney, spicy sauce, and tomato chutney.  This is always a fun part of the meal because you get to try out the different flavors while you wait for the rest of your food to arrive (or in this case, heat up).  We followed that up with our naan.  Seriously, who doesn’t love naan?  If you don’t, you should seriously just stop reading this because you are not worthy of hearing about this Indian goodness.  Kristien had the Afghani Kulcha that was stuffed with raisins, nuts, and cottage cheese.  She loves that and will ALWAYS pick that on the menu.  I’m really picky with my cheese, so I went with the Aloo Paratha, a whole wheat naan that’s stuffed with spiced potatoes.  Seriously, this stuff is great, but be ready because it’ll weigh you down a bit. :)  Both tasted very good, though they were both a little on the burnt side. Not ideal.

My entree was the Goan Chicken.  The chicken remained moist and seemed light compared to the the heavy tomato sauce with red chiles.  Now, Coromandel isn’t joking around if they say that something is HOT.  If they say it’s hot, it’s hot.  Don’t mess around, seriously.  It wasn’t too much for me because I love spicy, but I was sweating.  Kristien had a similar experience with her Mamsam Koora.  The lamb was cooked nicely with ginger, green chillies, peppers, garlic, some curry leaves and was finished off with a Hyderabadi sauce.  Kristien was in tears from the heat, but enjoyed her dish.

Our favorite part of the food at Coromandel, though, is the dessert that they send along with the meal.  Gajar Halva, carrot pudding, has a sweet, honey taste that spreads throughout the carrots.  You feel like you’re eating something other than carrots…it’s undeniably a work of art.  Look at that wonderful texture in the picture!

All around, Coromandel is an Indian treasure in Stamford, though they’ve been expanding quite a bit lately into other CT cities.  If you want good, quality, authentic Indian fare, this is the place to be.  We’ve had delivery from them before and it wasn’t bad or a problem then, so we’re hoping the 2 hour wait won’t become a standard.  After calling two times, the manager in charge did offer to give us our food for free if the delivery wasn’t there in 5 minutes.  It arrived 2 minutes later.  Oh well, a free meal would have been nice.  ;)

Noms:  3.75
Cost:  $$$
Coromandel
Address:  68 Broad Street (Corner of Broad and Summer)
Stamford, CT 06901
Phone:  (203) 964-1010
Fax:  (203) 358-8848
Hours:  12-2:30 pm (M-F) 12-3:00 pm  (Sa-Su)
5-10:00 pm (Su-Th) 5-10:30 pm  (F-Sa)

 

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Shalom in your belly – Tabouli Grill, Stamford

14 Nov

New location in Southport is now open!

Kristien and I were fans of Margot Cafe in the Bull’s Head shopping center on High Ridge for quite a while.  We hoped something good would come up in its place last year…and it did.  It’s better than good, though.  Tabouli Grill proves to keep the same kind of quaint and charming atmosphere, but offers new fare.  Although I’ve had hummus and falafel, I can’t say that I’ve eaten at an Israeli restaurant.  Well, after going for a run this past Friday, we didn’t feel like going anywhere, so we let Tabouli Grill come to us.

When you go to Tabouli Grill, there are some key dishes that are made very well:  the falafel, the hummus, the megadarra, and the israeli salad.  This, no matter what, should be included in your meal, even if you have to eat for 10 hours to finish everything.  The falafel comes to you nice and warm, crispy on the outside, but oh so good and moist on the inside.  The megadarra is a combo of spiced rice, lentils, and the most delicate caramelized onions that taste like candy.  Finishing off, the Israeli salad has tomato, red cabbage, cucumbers, parsley, olive oil, and lemon in it, coming together to make you cry out oy vey.

I usually stick with the chicken schntizel platter (juicy breaded chicken cutlet with lemon) but I wanted to branch out and try new things.  I got the beef kabob platter with sides of megadarra and Israeli salad.  Unless you feel brave, I’d save their french fries for eating at the restaurant–they get soggy by the time you get the food delivered.  To start, the beef kabobs had nice chunks of meat that were nicely seasoned, finished off with a strong dose of clove at the end.  That touch at the end might have been a bit too strong for some, but it didn’t ruin the dish.  The peppers and onions were grilled to perfection and added great flavor to the entire dish.  The beef was a bit well for my taste, but was still tasty nonetheless.  Kristien had the chicken shawarma, which isn’t even on the menu (they always have either lamb or chicken shawarma so just ask for it).  Being a big fan of the delicious combination of tahini, hummus, lemon, garlic and a plethora of spices, Kristien thoroughly enjoyed her dish with no complaints.

We finished off our meal two hours later with the baklava.  You know that you’ve had some bad baklava when the phyllo dough crushes into your teeth and stays there for the next month, tormenting you.  But not this sweet, delicately layered dessert with a beautiful honey-sweet sauce dripping through, and had just the right amount of filling and walnuts.  This has to be added to the list of must haves because we proclaim this the best baklava that we’ve ever had.  Oh, it’s been certified by a Rabbi near where I teach.  It’s legit.

We’ll end this review with a statement that is likely to get us some hate comments: Based on the moist, delicious falafel, nicely cooked and spiced meats, amazing megadarra and the best baklava ever, Tabouli Grill, at a total of 3.5 noms, is hands-down better than Laylas Falafel.

B’taya Von!

Note:  delivery fee of $2 with a minimum order of $15.

Wine suggestions: To round out the spices, try a dry rosé, soft red like a grenache, or medium bodied white like an avellino.  We mistakenly had a slightly sweet, but spicy rosé and the sweetness didn’t work well with the lemon and caramelized onions.

Noms:  3.5

Cost:  $$

Tabouli Grill
Address:  59 High Ridge Road (Bull’s Head)
Stamford, CT 06905
Phone:  (203) 504-8888
Site:  http://tabouligrill.com
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