Luncheonette on Court St.
- Jessica Oct 23, 1998 02:20 PM
I pass "Luncheonette," on Court near Pacific St. every
day, and it smells GOOD. Has anyone eaten there?
Everyone in there seems to know each other really well,
awhich is daunting. Will they welcome me into their
midst and feed me? What should I eat there? Help me.
re: Allan Evans
Mountain food indeed. It's one of those places that
hardly nods to the fact that it's in the US; nothing in
English except the choking sign and the "what have you
done for Allah today" donation box. But the cook
(proprietor?), a short man around fifty, was very
friendly, and served up what I take is the standard
lamb preparation (subtly spiced fist-sized hunk of
shoulder, roasted, but very tender; must be marinated)
(to be eaten with hands, no knife provided), which for
$11 comes with the bone soup and a little salad (with
an intriguing dressing). Quite a fill. Together with
a walnut baklava at Damascus bakery around the corner,
no need for dinner after this lunch.
I can understand Jessica's concern on the gender side,
though. You have to wonder if Yemeni women eat
together with Yemeni men in those mountains.