Sunday, June 29, 2008

Baba Ghanoush! Baba Ghanoush!

I had brunch at Open Sesame today with 10Years, CBB, Y_L, KP, Nessdogg, starlily313, and JD2B. The decor was rich and colorful with a dash of kitsch.
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I love watching huge chunks of meat spin.
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Open Sesame adds mint to a number of its drinks, even to my Arnold Palmer. Nice touch. Refreshing. And I don't even dig mint that much.
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We started with some hummus and baba ghanoush for the table. Yummers.
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CBB had the chicken shawarma plate, which included tender thinly sliced marinated chicken, served with hummus, garlic sauce, wild cucumber pickles, pita, and a choice of salad.
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I had a bite of CBB's chicken and garlic sauce. Pretty awesome.

I opted for the kafta pita, which was a charbroiled skewer of ground beef and lamb mixed with parsley, onion, and Lebanese spices rolled in a pita with hummus, parsley, onion, and sumac.
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It was like happiness in my hand. Delicious. Please pay no attention to the fact that it looks like I'm holding poo in a pita. Best damn poo in a pita I've ever eaten.

More deliciousness -- CBB's Marc Jacobs' wallet.
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I think everybody was quite pleased with their meals.
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After brunch, we strolled down the block to get something refreshing for dessert. On our way, we ran into 10Years' secret side business -- a bikini store.
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And then we reached our destination. Mmm.
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Yogurt in hand, we walked along 2nd Street, chatting and enjoying the sun. We saw some kittens for adoption.
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We went into this store, among others, briefly.
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Then I got a call from my dad. It was about his sister-in-law. It was sort of urgent but not super-duper-right-this-moment-urgent. I told him I'd call him back in an hour. After walking around for a bit more, I decided I should go home to call my dad, so I bid my buddies adieu.

I had such a wonderful time. It was especially nice to meet starlily313 and JD2B. Thank you all for coming!


  1. so sad I missed what looks like a fab GTG! and I also really enjoyed the poo, it is pretty damn good.

    hope all is ok with papa monkey's SIL.

  2. I love me some Mediterranean/middle-eastern food. Yum!

    My mom used to say "Open, Sesame!" all the time when we were kids, whenever we were in front of a door.

  3. everything looks really yum. sad i missed it. such a pretty day for walking around, too!

  4. Great to meet you too (finally)! Thanks for organizing the GTG

  5. I am drooing looking at my chicken. So delish. No pic of the douche sitting behind us *grumble*

  6. OMG that food looks so good!

    Have you ever heard the song "Nose Ring Girl" by NerfHerder? It's all I can think of when I hear or read "Baba Ghanoush" ha ha.

  7. fiance and i have got to find a lebanese place in Dallas!

  8. It's not good for me to read your blog late at night. I think I've gained at least 5 pounds because of your food pictures.

  9. Wow, I MUST try Open Sesame! Looks amazing!

  10. I MISSED KITTENS!?!?!!


    (hope all was ok with dad and SIL)

  11. It was nice to meet you too! Yesterday was a lot of fun.

    Hope all is well with your aunt.

  12. YUM. i now have a major craving for zankou. ;-) i adore the d├ęcor at open sesame, especially the houndstooth pattern upholstery on the chairs. awesome!

  13. Kittens! Poo in a pita!

    JealousE. ;)

  14. i'm so sad we missed this after all. timing. bad.

    poo in a pita looks interesting.

    i, too, hope all is well.

  15. Aw man! Shawarma. And Shish Kafta. *tear*

  16. poo pita's are da bomb!

  17. Your food pictures always make me drool.

  18. I'm sad I missed the GTG. Glad I got to sort of live it through your blog. Food looks delish!

  19. Thanks for the post! That was a super fun day. The food and company were Michelin rated in my book.


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