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Tonights Chowdown - Andria's Birthday

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bigfellow Jul 31, 2009 08:24 AM

Tonight at the chowdown at Antep Kabab http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/640398 is now offically Andria's http://www.chow.com/profile/29305 birthday celebration! Come celebrate with us!!! (her birthday is tomorrow)

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  1. Andria RE: bigfellow Jul 31, 2009 10:01 AM

    Awww... now I"m blushing! Thanks bigfellow.

    I just had leftover spicy beef and peppers that a mother at my daycare made for me. I usually like spicy, but this was over the top, euphoric spicy! I hope my taste buds recover by tonight.

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      wilmagrace RE: Andria Jul 31, 2009 03:32 PM

      happy birthday and happy meal

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      bigfellow RE: bigfellow Jul 31, 2009 07:13 PM

      I just thought that I would give everyone a report on tonights chowdown.

      Andria, the birthday woman, her friend Becca, BaoPhac Do and I made it. It was a small, yet congenial group. We order one of each platter, chicken, antep, file mignon and lamb kebabs. We had a fw juices and Turkish pops that were wonderful.

      The bread was hot and brilliant. He is still not making prides yet. But he is training a young morrocan cook who did very well. He also promised to make aklava in the near future.

      BaoPhac sang the french canadian version of the birthday song for Andria. Andria showed us her pictures of food and regaled us with foodie tales. Beca kept the conversation flowing.

      I do beleive that a good time was had by all.

      Please watch for a notice from Andria.

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        hungryann RE: bigfellow Jul 31, 2009 08:01 PM

        What is antep?

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          marblebag RE: hungryann Aug 1, 2009 05:17 AM

          Antep is a turkish restaurant, focused on kebabs. They are available in chicken, beef, lamb and ground beef variations.

          You can have them in a sandwich (oh that bread!) or on a plate. (with rice, salad, bread and yogurt sauce)

          I filled myself up quite nicely in good company.

          Happy Birthday Andria!

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            kpzoo RE: marblebag Aug 1, 2009 05:21 AM

            I thoguht hungryann was referring to "antep" in the context of:

            "We order one of each platter, chicken, antep, file mignon and lamb kebabs. "

            I too would like to know what an "antep" kebab is!

            Thx.

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              carswell RE: kpzoo Aug 1, 2009 05:48 AM

              Antep here is being used as shorthand for Antep kebab (various other spellings exist). Antep is actually another name for Gaziantep, a city in south-central Turkey not far from Aleppo in northern Syria that's known for its cuisine. Oddly, the people who run Antep Kebab aren't from Gaziantep. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gaziantep

              Will ask Turkish friends for confirmation, but I think the resto's namesake dish is ground meat (probably lamb) mixed with finely chopped onions and garlic, red pepper flakes, salt, pepper and chopped parsley. The mixture is moulded onto a flat skewer and grilled. In the sandwich, it's stuffed into a flat bread with mint yogurt, chopped cukes and tomato and sliced onion tossed with sumac.

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                marblebag RE: carswell Aug 1, 2009 05:53 AM

                carswell to the rescue of the sleep deprived!

                antep is the ground meat formed around skewer

                I've eaten something similar at the Al-Taib Grill across the street

      2. Andria RE: bigfellow Jul 31, 2009 08:02 PM

        As the birthday girl, I would like to thank Bigfellow for setting this up, BaoPhac for singing to me, and all those who joined us tonight for the great company.

        It was nice to try this place for the first time with a few foodie friends. I loved all the meats - IMO, meat is always best grilled. Even Becca, the least adventurous eater among us enjoyed everything before her.

        From my first of many loops around the block looking for parking, the aroma wafting into the street was drawing me in. I noticed pedestrians walking by, noses to the air trying to figure out where that great smell was coming from.

        I would like to add to bigfellow's post, that the sour cherry soda is a must-try.

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