I’m continuing to find the food I grew to love this past summer in Israel within walking distance of my apartment here in Syracuse, NY. Yesterday I ate at King David’s with Stefan and Anjuli. Light food flavored with olives and cheese certainly hit the spot for the study-break.
Munjed’s Middle Eastern Cafe is just up the street in the laid-back Westcott neighborhood niche. It’ll be nice to go there some night for tabouleh and tea, especially once the Westcott Theater reopens later this month. It’s currently being restored to its grandeur and will soon be showing independent and classic films.
My refrigerator is once again stocked with humus and whole olives. Sadly, I’m unable to get fresh pita daily from Afife’s bakery, resorting to stocking up at Wegman’s and freezing it for continued snacking.
Most importantly, I stumbled upon Samir’s Imported Food’s an hour ago, finding a store packed with zataar spices, sopping salty buckets of olives, and arab coffee with the scent of cardamom. Yes my friends, it’s time to get my bling-bling coffee pot from Nazareth down from the shelf.