We’ve gotten to eat out at 2 places int he past week that we’ve never been to before. Both score very high on the Yumiliciousness scale.
Athens Ecclectic Greek Restaurant in the Far North shopping center of ABQ (San Mateo and Academy Blvd.) is this cool restaurant with beautiful blue paint all over the walls and beads over the windows. While I liked the decor of the place, I liked the Gyros even more. Best Gyros I’ve had since my beloved Koury’s deli closed down. *sniff, sniff… I still miss you, Koury’s!* Nathan had tha Falafel Gyros. While I’m not usually a fan of the falafel, I really liked theirs. The falafels were so yummy and moist on the inside. Previously, falafels I’ve had reminded me too much of the hush puppies you get at Captain D’s… ick! But the Falafels at Athens were moist and flavorful and sooo yummy. They also brought out a complimentarty dish of pita and hummus. Very tasty… Sean hogged most of the pita and hummus. So go eat there… Nathan and I are hoping the restaurant doesn’t die. We were the only ones there for lunch last Saturday. Hopefully it was just because people ware still recovering from their turkey hangovers.
Last night, we ate at Independence Grill. We got the table right by the Constitution. Nathan and I were trying to see if we could remember the preamble to the Constitution and Sean was coloring the American flag while we were waiting for our food. They have very patriotic and historical type theme/decor, in case you’re wondering. Go there for the burgers. Pretty yummy and right now there’s a coupon for “buy one burger, get one free” and more information available here . I had the “Bacon Avocado Jack Burger”… yep, pretty much tastes as good as it sounds. Also, try out the Pineapple coleslaw… it’s coleslaw with pineapples in it. It’s a little sweeter and tangier than regular coleslaw. Yum! They supposedly use American Kobe Beef in their burgers. Now I don’t know my different types of beed very well, but I know that the food was tasty. Go eat here for dinner after you have lunch at Athens… keep this place open. They have a less than ideal location on Montgomery right behind a laundromat… if you blink, you’ll miss it. I’d like to go back some time and try some prime rib or something else really meaty like that. I like meat.