JE was a bit shocked that the people who were running the place were white (given the name of the restaurant). It was the the owner and the manager, his son, who couldn't be any nicer.
He asked if we were brothers but that happens more often than not. Maybe we look more alike the longer we've been together.
We were the only people dining in this fragrant place formerly known as Ike's Deli.
When we entered, the owner said, "we're doing sandwiches and appetizers today." That was perfect.
JE got the beef shawarma. I got the chicken shawarma. We shared a hummus appetizer.
The food was really good. The fresh bread made in the tandoori ovens really make the sandwiches. It's light and fresh and doesn't weigh heavily in your stomach. Most shawarma in Kansas City doesn't have such a great curry flavoring like it does here.
The hummus was good too. It was the perfect mix of chickpeas, tahini, olive oil, lemon juice, salt and garlic. It came with a pitted black olive and some red pepper to the side. The bonus was getting more of the tandoori naan bread to dip it into.
The owner explained to us who makes all the bread and how his son is learning how to make the bread in the oven as well. You can see the oven when you walk into the place and there is typically a sign that says they're out of fresh naan bread for the day...but you can buy some frozen naan bread and bake it at home.
We left happy and would definitely go back.
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