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Kabob Bazaar...what's good?

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CoconutMilk Nov 10, 2008 12:06 PM

I love Persian food (especially the stews/khoreshes) and was wondering if there was anything really outstanding to get there aside from kabobs (which I've tried and haven't been impressed by.

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  1. alkapal RE: CoconutMilk Nov 11, 2008 05:13 AM

    this is near clarendon metro, right? i recall some discussions about persian specials from another thread. i still haven't tried it.

    what do you think of shamshiry near tysons?

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      CoconutMilk RE: alkapal Nov 11, 2008 05:05 PM

      i've only been once, but the kubideh was spot on and the baqala polo (rice with dill and fava beans) was also quite good. A little heavy on the butter with the rice though. its a bit of a trip for me to get out there.

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        DCDOLL RE: CoconutMilk Nov 13, 2008 07:57 AM

        Try Pars in Fairfax. They have a really great persian buffet on the weekends and it's ALL good...

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          Shehzadia RE: DCDOLL Nov 13, 2008 01:45 PM

          I thought Pars closed down, no? Or maybe they changed their name, but the last time I checked it was closed. It was reallly good though.

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            alkapal RE: Shehzadia Nov 14, 2008 03:32 AM

            so is pars open or closed, anyone? i'd love to try it, if it is indeed open.

            where was it located, please? oh here, i found this info: Pars, 10801 Lee Hwy; 703-273-3508. from this undated source about fairfax restos: http://www.washingtonian.com/articles...

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              MikeR RE: alkapal Nov 14, 2008 03:57 AM

              There's something else in the location formerly occupied by Pars. I don't know what it is, but it isn't Pars. I guess that means "closed."

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                alkapal RE: MikeR Nov 14, 2008 04:10 AM

                thanks for the (bad) news. ;-(

                but you know, in searching for the pars name in fairfax, i saw some reference to a pars kabob in fair oaks mall:

                Pars Kabob Express
                11750L Fair Oaks Mall
                Fairfax, VA 22033
                (703) 352-9119 (i haven't called this # to see if they're open anymore....)

                maybe these are the same people?

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            hamster RE: DCDOLL Nov 13, 2008 02:30 PM

            Does anyone know of any other Persian buffets? I went to the Caravan Grill once in DC, but it closed down :(

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        ambergersa RE: CoconutMilk Nov 17, 2008 09:22 AM

        I love their zereshk (sp), the saffron rice with barberries.

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