Author Topic: The Adams-Morgan falafel derby  (Read 2584 times)

The Adams-Morgan falafel derby
« on: April 24, 2009, 01:08:30 pm »
I haven't been to Adams-Morgan much since moving to the burbe five years ago, but by chance will be in that area later today.

Anybody have any recommendations/preferences on falafel places? Did I hear right that there are four of them in A-M now?

I went to Amsterdam Falafel a couple of times when it first opened. It was ok, dawg, but I've had better (Can we get a Maoz here please?) Maybe it has improved? What about the others?

Are any places more toddler friendly than others?

Thnx.

godsshoeshine

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Re: The Adams-Morgan falafel derby
« Reply #1 on: April 24, 2009, 01:34:00 pm »
for a second i thought there was going to be some sort of falafel festival in a-m this weekend. kind of bummed there isnt
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Re: The Adams-Morgan falafel derby
« Reply #2 on: April 24, 2009, 02:04:01 pm »
i will gladly admit, and no i will not google the f-ing word to find out, that i have no idea what a falafel is.   i assume you put in it your mouth to enjoi it.


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Re: The Adams-Morgan falafel derby
« Reply #3 on: April 24, 2009, 02:07:21 pm »
here you go...

Falafel (pronounced falāfil) is a fried ball or patty made from spiced chickpeas and/or fava beans. Originally from Egypt, falafel is a popular form of fast food in the Middle East, where it is also served as a mezze.

The Arabic word "falafel" (falāfil) may be the plural of فلفل (filfil) 'pepper'[2], but more relevantly, it is an adjective for fluffy/crunchy things, as in رز مفلفل (roz mfalfel), a kind of cooked rice, and شعر مفلفل (shar'r mfalfel), curly hair. Variant spellings in English include felafel and filafil.

Falafel is usually served in a pita-like bread called lafa, either inside the bread, which acts as a pocket, or wrapped in a flat bread. In many countries falafel is a popular street food or fast food. The falafel balls, whole or crushed, may be topped with salads, pickled vegetables and hot sauce, and drizzled with tahini-based sauces. Falafel balls may also be eaten alone as a snack or served as part of a mezze.

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Re: The Adams-Morgan falafel derby
« Reply #4 on: April 24, 2009, 02:08:30 pm »
  ;) 
« Last Edit: April 24, 2009, 02:11:51 pm by Hello Sunshine Marshmallow! »
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walkonby

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Re: The Adams-Morgan falafel derby
« Reply #5 on: April 24, 2009, 02:16:02 pm »
what happened to good ole


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Re: The Adams-Morgan falafel derby
« Reply #6 on: April 24, 2009, 02:21:15 pm »
falafel is harder to quit than catholicism 
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walkonby

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Re: The Adams-Morgan falafel derby
« Reply #7 on: April 24, 2009, 02:35:36 pm »
but is it cuter in a goatee?

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Re: The Adams-Morgan falafel derby
« Reply #8 on: April 24, 2009, 02:38:52 pm »
superior to any kind of facial hair in every conceivable way
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Re: The Adams-Morgan falafel derby
« Reply #9 on: April 24, 2009, 03:16:28 pm »
I've never been impressed by any of the falafel I've had in the city or surrounding areas. I like my falafel fluffy and it's always on the crunchy side.
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Re: The Adams-Morgan falafel derby
« Reply #10 on: November 27, 2022, 08:12:32 pm »
Shouk is my current fave. I always want Dalia's to be better.


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Re: The Adams-Morgan falafel derby
« Reply #11 on: November 27, 2022, 10:37:28 pm »
Shouk is my current fave. I always want Dalia's to be better.


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Shouk makes some tasty food, though it'd overpriced for what it is and the fries suck.

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Re: The Adams-Morgan falafel derby
« Reply #12 on: November 27, 2022, 10:43:51 pm »
Oh yeah. I've never got the fries. The cookie is *chef's kiss* sublime.