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Kabob Cafe -Wayne

Bacchus101 May 9, 2011 02:28 PM

We have had a significant number of items on the menu and they have been good beyond expectations. Persian( yes right Iranian) food is in the Greek, Lebanon Middle East palate. Differences across countries and regions of course. The place is clean, the people very friendly and the food is great at a relatively small price.

Take a look, . www.kababcafe.com it is definitely worth a try!

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    foodworthy May 11, 2011 11:53 PM

    Oh, Wayne. I lived there during my teens. We lived right off Wayne Avenue on Walnut. Could someone tell me if Pie in the Sky Pizza is still in business? I worked there, and Baskin-Robbins, during high school. My brother managed to get himself banned from the cheese shop next to the train station. My parents always bought our birthday cakes at Sweet Daddies, I believe. It was on the corner of Wayne and Rt. 30.

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      Chefpaulo May 12, 2011 04:09 AM

      Hi FW, I work in Wayne two days a week. Things have changed - except for Pie in the Sky. Its still there with the same sign it had in 1992. The Cheese Shop is gone (loved their sandwiches) as is Sweet Daddy's (owners, John and Marilyn, are friends of mine). Two other bakeries tried after Sweet Daddy's but failed. Then it was a Cold Stone ice cream place but that also closed. Its now a day spa. Most of North Wayne has turned over, except for Toby's, Farnum Jewelers, Reader's Forum and Tiger Shop. However, John's Deli is still there on your side of the station. C'mon back for a visit.
      CP

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        foodworthy May 12, 2011 02:44 PM

        Thank you so much, Chef Paulo! I really appreciate it. I'm glad to see Pie in the Sky gets good reviews on Yelp. I loved their pizza and still better than most of what I've found in LA!

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        94Bravo May 12, 2011 03:55 PM

        I worked at Sweet Daddy's right after the new owners took over and was there about 1.5 years. It's sadly long gone now. I was the guy who made the ice cream in the production facility in the alley almost directly behind Aux Petit Delices. V-2 Sammy, Cinnamon, 3 Ring Circus, Teaberry, Cappuccino, S'mores, you name it, I made it!

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          foodworthy May 12, 2011 07:05 PM

          That's amazing! Oh, how funny. I remember a black pepper and vanilla ice cream that I really liked, but that may have been under the original owners.

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            Chefpaulo May 13, 2011 05:37 AM

            So you worked for Aynie and Andre? What ever happened to them? Nice couple. They came to one of my summer parties with John and Marilyn.
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              94Bravo May 13, 2011 09:33 PM

              I think they went back to South Africa where Andre was from.

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          Chefpaulo May 10, 2011 05:12 AM

          Have been several times and am a devout chicken Joojeh fan. This huge rolled sandwich on warm lavash bread stuffed with roasted, marinated chicken, tomato, lettuce, onion and sour cream sauce ( with choice of sides) makes for a very filling lunch. As others have said, clean friendly and unlike anything else around. Try the sir torshi, if you dare - 5-year-old marinated garlic. Excellent.
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            ilovesummer May 9, 2011 03:21 PM

            you are soooo right...and great vegetarian options!! The owners (all family) are really nice and helpful. Grapeleaves are wonderful as are chicken kabobs ( or so my husband tells me), hummous, warm bread, persian olives....marinated garlic.....SOOOO worth a visit!!!

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              94Bravo May 9, 2011 06:50 PM

              Love them! I usually get the Kabab Koobideh platter, which is a good amount of food for the money. Love their side salads as well.

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                givemecarbs May 11, 2011 12:14 PM

                ilovesummer my friend is trying vegetarian so I am very interested. What should we order?

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                  cwdonald May 11, 2011 12:43 PM

                  They do either a veggie Kabab.. or you can get a good falfafal. Also, good choice of salads, from pasta, to cauliflower, to a cucumber/onion tomato salad, a cucumber salad with yogurt, to a wonderful olive salad. I have eaten there with a colleague who was iranian, and he said the food was authentic, but of course not as good as his mother's, (is it ever?). They also have hummus, stuffed grape leaves, and Babaghanooj. So there is plenty for a vegetrian to choose from, from things you are used to at a greek/israeli/middle eastern restaurant to a few things you do not usually see.

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                    givemecarbs May 11, 2011 01:31 PM

                    Thanks, now I just have to mapquest it up. Hopefully not too far from Lansdale area.

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                    ilovesummer May 11, 2011 03:32 PM

                    looks like someone beat me to the punch.....I love their hummous, grape leaves, bread and olives....which in itself can be a meal for me! I do want to try their style baba ganoush...made with tomato sauce rather than tahini and served warm!!!! oh and don't forget to try the desserts....amazing...
                    as for directions..it is right on 200 south...right below k of p mall.....in the shopping center with trader joes and tj maxx!

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                      givemecarbs May 11, 2011 11:41 PM

                      Oooo thanks! I can try to find frozen naan at that TJ's while I am at it!

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                        ilovesummer May 12, 2011 03:00 AM

                        You are the second person to mention the frozen naan at TJ's.......tell me about it

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                          givemecarbs May 12, 2011 11:54 AM

                          I just preheat my little convection oven and pop a piece of naan directly on the metal for two or three minutes. Then I brush on some olive oil or butter. Yummy and convenient. The very best of what TJ's does. For now I am enjoying the naan with humus but if my friend ever goes off his vegetarian kick I'll have the naan with that good chicken tikka masala from Costco in their refrigerated section. No way can I eat a whole package of that by myself! I could buy some of those madras lentils they were sampling at Costco the other day though.

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