Tuesday, January 29, 2008

I Am a Garlic Lover

Thank goodness this unassuming little Mediterranean cafe opened a few months ago on Route 4 in Troy - home of the chain restaurants...

It's called Garlic Lovers Corner and it resides in a small shopping plaza with a pet store and Pizza Trattoria (great sub platters here by the way...).

Garlic Lovers is a great little spot where you can get Mediterranean and Lebanese favorites like Falafel, Gyros, Shawarma, Couscous, and Hummus that's out of this world. And they have a lunch deal where $8 bucks gets you one entree, one side, and a soda. Not bad - especially when you consider that the dishes are fresh and made to order -

I usually go for the less evil (in terms of caloric and fat content) Falafel, or Chicken Shawarma special with a side of their amazing "salsa" - a fresh blend of tomatos, onions, cilantro and garlic.. And you always get your entree on a big delicious pita (which I try and not eat, to be good, but it's hard).

They also have a larger Dinner menus that includes kebabs - I must try those...

The ambiance is actually better than when it first opened - a new mural now graces one wall, the tables are iron wrought glass topped affairs that remind me of fancy patio furniture.. and I mean that in a positive way.. The only complaint is that it's a little on the chilly side - the all tile floor doesn't help - but I bet it's nice and cool in the summer..

And - I always leave satisfied.. and smelling a little like garlic.. which some of us think is a good thing..

1 comment:

  1. Thank you for reviewing Garlic Lovers. I just had a gyro and it was yummy. I did notice they had the heat going nicely today. Keep up the good work.