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Middle Eastern Market In Charlotte?

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mrwaterslide Jun 19, 2008 06:48 PM

Is there one? Seems like I've seen one over on Eastway near Central, but maybe there's a better one, or one nearer to Concord (my actual location). I had this idea for country ribs with Moroccan spices---not exactly kosher (that's my idea of joke, folks) but still, it sounds good.
I need this spice called ras-el-hanout.

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    HungryGrayCat RE: mrwaterslide Jun 20, 2008 06:00 AM

    Try the Middle East Deli on Independence -- they have some grocery items too. You could call first.

    4508 E Independence Blvd
    (704) 536-9847

    1. GodfatherofLunch RE: mrwaterslide Jun 20, 2008 08:38 AM

      I think the term you want to be using is Hallel not Kosher.
      Similar but different religions and rules. You could use beef or even better lamb and then you get to go to heaven, perhaps seven virgins will be there waiting to greet you.? Allah Akbar

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        mrwaterslide RE: GodfatherofLunch Jun 21, 2008 07:01 PM

        I know the correct term is halal. The substitution of the word "kosher" for the word "halal" was "my idea of a joke." I guess I was too subtle for my own good.

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        Jibe RE: mrwaterslide Jun 20, 2008 09:49 AM

        Try Halal International, 3120 North Sharon Amity Road, Charlotte, NC 28205-6539. Its just north of the intersection w/Albemarle Rd. Great pita bread there.

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          ickymettle RE: mrwaterslide Jun 20, 2008 10:28 AM

          There is one located on Monroe Rd. right near Wendover/Eastway. Think it's called Ali Baba

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            Jibe RE: ickymettle Jun 23, 2008 09:57 AM

            Ali Baba closed a while back & is now a pizza joint

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              ickymettle RE: Jibe Jun 23, 2008 12:04 PM

              Yes, I drove by yesterday and just realized that. Anybody tried their pizza?

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                Jibe RE: ickymettle Jun 23, 2008 04:40 PM

                My family & I did. we had heard good things about it, but were really dissappointed in their pizza. Lousy crust. I'd prefer to go to Intermezzo on Central at 10th St.

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                  GodfatherofLunch RE: Jibe Jun 23, 2008 05:20 PM

                  Speaking of intermezzo- The pizza does have a fantastic crust. It's not the classic NY pizza that I go for but, this crust that they have is great and the italian sausage is mighty fine as well.

          2. GodfatherofLunch RE: mrwaterslide Jun 20, 2008 11:28 AM

            Ras-el-hanout is a spice blend. Each store may have a slightly different version. You might want to try several and see which bend you like best.

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              mrwaterslide RE: GodfatherofLunch Jun 21, 2008 07:02 PM

              Thanks for the tip.

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                littlegirltree RE: mrwaterslide Jun 25, 2008 04:52 PM

                There's also Cedarland @ 4832 Central Ave 704-535-9662.

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