Chicken Shawarma

We have a tradition at work of taking the new guy out to eat prior to a proper initiation that includes lining up all available computer mice on their desk, breaking computers so that they can fix them, etc, etc. Typical hazing that all new employees have to go through. But this post is supposed to be a food review so I’ll get to that right now. The other part of the tradition is to take new employees to Phoenicia Deli. I hadn’t ever been there before (they skipped the tradition for me!!) but they now have a loyal customer. The chicken shawarma was delicious and the menu offers enough for the culinary adventurer to be satisfied. There is a good selection of wines as well. The environment is super relaxed and inviting. And in case you want to try your own hand at cooking with international ingredients, Phoenicia Foods is across the street. What are some unique eateries that you enjoy?

5 Comments so far

  1. Chris Doelle (unregistered) on August 6th, 2007 @ 10:07 am

    One of my favorites is Snapper Jack’s on 290 and Jones. It has all the flavor of a Mambo’s at a much better price. The atmosphere is very much like going over to a friend’s house. (If your friend could cook some really good seafood) The staff is super friendly and there is even live music on the weekend.

    http://www.snapperjacksseafood.com/


  2. katie (unregistered) on August 6th, 2007 @ 10:11 am

    Phoenicia Deli also has some of the very very best garlic sauce in the world ever. I am so hungry right now…


  3. LessCowbell (unregistered) on August 6th, 2007 @ 4:14 pm

    Don’t forget Droubi’s!

    http://www.b4-u-eat.com/houston/restaurants/reviews/rsv1151.asp

    There used to be one in the downtown tunnels, not sure if it’s there anymore. The one in the Medical Center is gone, so there’s just the one on Hillcroft. I usually don’t eat there, since it’s more of a takeout place (no waitstaff).


  4. Kevin (unregistered) on August 7th, 2007 @ 10:47 am

    Droubi’s in the tunnel system is still there, as well as a surface location near the Hyatt. It was sad to see the Kirby location go, as I could walk there – it had character, being a former Victoria Station restaurant.

    Phoenica Foods is an awesome place, especially since they moved to larger digs across the street.


  5. Sara (unregistered) on August 7th, 2007 @ 12:31 pm

    Shawarma King has the best chicken shawarma’s ever!

    http://houston.citysearch.com/profile/9907291/



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