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Pete's Apizza and Tarbouche

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rell May 16, 2008 01:49 AM

Pete's Apizza in Columbia Heights, DC and Tarbouche Mediterranean Grill on Lee Highway
in Arlington..anybody been and reviews?

  1. alkapal Jun 5, 2008 09:02 PM

    i wasn't impressed with tarbouche. the gyro, imo, was skimpy and quite mediocre in flavor and texture. pita was actually cool mr. alka's lamb kabob was tough and not very flavorful. i guess it all seemed a little flat in flavors and succulence. maybe i'll give it another try, cause i so want to have a decent gyro near home! for kabobs nearby, i'll stick to ravi kabob. (what happened to the food factory folks?)

    rell, what is your review, if you've gone to tarbouche already?

    1. ktmoomau May 16, 2008 08:54 AM

      I really like Tarbouche, I haven't been since they added seating, but they have good gyros and hummus and etc. And they are one of the few places that when they deliver to my house it is still hot not just luke warm! It isn't as good as the Lebanese Butcher, but it is good, and great for delivery.

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        cabster May 16, 2008 10:49 AM

        Just ate at Tarbouche a couple of nights ago. It's nice enough with outdoor and indoor seating. Lots of hookah indulging going on. I've had the gyro and an eggplant/pesto sandwich. Both are good and I will keep eating periodically, but then again it's just down the road from where I live so that's key.

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          rell May 16, 2008 05:02 PM

          Thanks for all responses so far everyone!

      2. monkeyrotica May 16, 2008 08:31 AM

        Pete's looks kinda hit or miss, but they've just opened up, so they're probably still ironing out some service/food issues. But they do serve slices which the neighborhood desperately needs, so you can give them a try and not go broke.

        http://www.princeofpetworth.com/?p=2433

        http://www.chowhound.com/topics/51451...

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          APinCHDC May 16, 2008 08:21 AM

          Pete's Apizza was quite respectable. Pizza was crisp and tasty, salad with olive paste was fresh,.Great addition to the neighborhood. Caveat: Have only tried it once, just after it opened. It won't replace Red Rocks for a sit-down meal. Noise rating: VERY HIGH decibels. Sum: Great place to grab a hot slice, not for a relaxed sit-down chat & meal.

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