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Options for Persian New Year?

Minger Mar 16, 2007 01:43 PM

I've been going to Kebab Bazaar in Clarendon for their usual annual special buffet. But it's gotten monotonous to me, even once a year. I want to savor something different this year...

I called Shamshiri but the guy on the phone said they offer *something?* at the usual price. I couldn't understand him. Does anyone know what they offer or of any other Persian place that offers something special on No-Rooz? Thanks.

  1. rose water Mar 17, 2007 08:23 PM

    In case they were speaking Farsi when you called, and you're interested in trying again:
    sabzi poli=herbed rice
    That's the traditional Iranian New Year dish. Hopefully the local 'hounds will weigh in with recommendations on where the sabzi polo and mahi are good. Sal-e no mobarak (Happy new year)!

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    1. re: rose water
      Minger Mar 17, 2007 08:41 PM

      i had a farsi speaker call back who confirmed exactly what you said. btw, i also called kebab bazaar and learned they are offering their special buffet on Wednesday lunch and dinner. (this seems to be a departure from last year when they offered it all day new years eve and lunch on new years.)

    2. Dennis S Mar 17, 2007 08:15 PM

      Here's a good post from a few years ago. I've been to Shamshiry about a year ago (latest visit) and it still holds up: http://www.chowhound.com/topics/171202

      Sorry, not sure about traditions about No-Rooz.

      1. m
        Minger Mar 17, 2007 05:40 PM

        thanks for the suggestion pamd, it's a bit out of the way but perhaps if i can persuade my friends :-)

        1. p
          pamd Mar 16, 2007 02:00 PM

          This place is great, but in Baltimore if you want to travel...

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