Olympic Pita has started serving cholent on Thursday nights. Not exactly what one expects to see there. At first I thought perhaps it would be a middle-eastern twist on the theme, perhaps with some elements of a North African hamin, or perhaps Yemeni spicing.
I joked to the manager that it tasted "just like Savta Masouda makes". But actually it's a bog standard Ashkenazi cholent; decent, but nothing spectacular. And no kishke.
I suppose for the Syrians down Kings Highway it might count as exotic ethnic food. Why should we Jaydubs have all the fun?
As if we needed another sub-par chulent offered on thursday nights. My question is, where can one find Hamin at a resteraunt or take out place in brooklyn?
And also just out of curiosity, where do you think one can get the best ashkanazi chulent on a thursday night? Is Deli 55 the best availible?
Cheskel's Shwarma King, VIP Chulent. I do not lie. Chulent is very good (and expensive). Make sure you get VIP--I think it comes wih kishka and marrrow bones. Order a side of "tall" potato kugel.
Disclaimer: The chulent is very good, but IMO, homemade is the best, so don't expect the world--just a solid chulent.
Cheskel's Shwarma King
3715 13th Avenue
Brooklyn, NY (New York) 11218-3601
Phone: (718) 435-7100