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Rihab's bakery for sale

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Offal Lover Jan 25, 2007 12:16 PM

Just had a delicious lamb shawarma sandwich on their fabulous bread. Owner's tell me that they have to go back to their country. Enjoy while it's still around

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    peppatty Jan 25, 2007 07:38 PM

    Any news as to when? I am guilty of driving past it many times a week without going in. I suppose this is the motivation I need to get in there...

    1. ChowFun_derek Jan 26, 2007 11:31 AM

      Isn't "their country" ....Iraq!!!
      Not a good time for emigration...
      I will miss them...a real Chowhound find!

      Pity...

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        Melanie Wong Jan 26, 2007 11:35 AM

        Rihab, the founder, is Iraqi, but she sold the business. The current owners are Palestinian.

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          rdabke Mar 22, 2007 04:08 PM

          Has it been sold/closed yet?

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            Melanie Wong Mar 22, 2007 04:33 PM

            I was there about 3 weeks ago, don't know about now.

            Here's the contact info to find out, pls. let us know what you learn.
            Rihab's Bakery [Peninsula]
            1504 El Camino Real
            San Carlos 94070
            650-631-3739

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              peppatty Mar 22, 2007 07:40 PM

              I was just there last week. He said he'd be there until it sells. So I guess there's no definite timeline.

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              pilinut Mar 22, 2007 10:53 PM

              I was just there yesterday, and the food was just as good--maybe better than ever. Four of us had 2 lamb shawarmas--full of lamb flavor enhanced with just enough spice and a touch of lemon juice--a kofta, a beef shawarma, and a beef kebab. The bread is just as delicious as ever, and I hope the bakers don't leave. There's nothing like their bread, nicely warmed so it's crisp outside and chewy inside, dunked in olive (or truffle) oil and sprinkled with a touch of salt. No one else makes anything else like it.

            3. re: Melanie Wong
              Peter Yee Mar 23, 2007 03:16 PM

              I ate there today and asked about the change. Menu remains the same as far as I could tell and everything was as I remembered it. The man working the cash register told me that they are Syrian, which would seem to be confirmed by the Syrian pictures on the wall.

              It's too bad the previous owner had to sell. She worked so hard to make a success of that place.

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                TheDonald Jul 11, 2007 05:08 PM

                Just dropped by Rihab. It's alive and well with a cool and friendly new owner Jeff. Same yummy handmade baked flatbreads and turnovers (but same cheesy sign out front).

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