Wednesday, May 17, 2006

Fadi's Mediterranean Grill

He: Last week I had dinner with another friendly Brit and his two equally friendly lady friends. One of the lady friends was Scottish, which was an impediment to conversation at times, but since we ate quickly and then watched a movie, this was not a major problem.

They picked Fadi's (8383 Westheimer, Houston, TX) to have dinner. Fadi's offers the regular array of Mediterranean foods. I had the lamb shank, fried cauliflower, and a salad with a generous helping of mushrooms. You can choose any combination of meats and sides, but the friendly staff behind the counter will prepar a plate for you. It is not a buffet like Dimassi's, but the food is ready to serve, not cooked to order.

Fadi's side dishes were fresh and tasty. The fried cauliflower was fully cooked, but still a little al dente. It was a significant improvement over the soggy version Dimassi's serves. The same was true for the salad. It was crisp and fresh and clearly hadn't been sitting under the warming lamp for half a day. Fadi's lamb was less fatty than Dimassi's, which probably makes it healthier, but also somewhat less juicy and flavorful.

All in all I thought Fadi's offers a very good (and quick) dinner in the $10 price range. I will happily eat at this restaurant again.


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