The Foodie Train Heads to Israel
Bloomington holds the annual
on Labor Day weekend
and I always attend on Saturday morning.
Today I had a second objective
in mind as I went to town.
An Israeli restaurant sits
a block away from the festival.
I knew this would be a good time to
venture out of Asia
and into the Middle East
in my continuing quest
to dine my way around the world
without leaving Bloomington.
Falafels is tucked away in the rear of Dunkirk Square.
After we ordered, a basket of grilled pita bread with
olive oil and tomato sauce was brought out.
The Foodie Daughter suggested that we get
a small order of Pita Chips.
These were fried and served with Hummus.
The Foodie Daughter ordered
the Shawarma Sandwich,
which is grilled chicken on their
freshly baked Pita Bread.
She chose to have onion, roasted peppers and fries
added to her sandwich.
The Foodie Daughter liked this,
but felt the sandwich was too much too large for her.
She also thought that next time
she would just add onion as the other
flavors were just a bit much.
I ordered the Original Beef Kabob Sandwich,
which is ground beef formed into patties and then grilled.
I added tomatoes and cucumbers, onions
and Mamaganush (feta cheese rolled in fried eggplant)
to my sandwich.
The meat was slightly spicy
and the flavors vaguely reminded
me of a Greek gyro.
These were some seriously big
They were good and we enjoyed our "trip"