Another installation of Builders and Makers by Shelle Sanchez! Featured this week is #ABQ painter, art activist, healing artist, and teacher Deborah Gavel. http://www.dukecityfix.com/profiles/blogs/builders-and-makers-deborah-gavel
So was driving down Central today and noticed that the space that was most recently occupied by Guicho's Mexican Food now sports a sign reading "Kasbah Turkish Moroccan Greek." I'm not sure if it's open yet, but it would be a welcome addition to the dining scene...I never had a chance to try Marrakech Moroccan before it closed, and except for doner kabobs downtown and a street food booth that frequented some of the farmer's markets a few years ago, I'm pretty sure the Duke City has never had a Turkish restaurant. Does anyone have any details about this place?
[Title changed, since as Kevin points out the sign in question actually reads TUNISIAN Moroccan Greek, not Turkish. However, the Central Market downtown is indeed Turkish...and quite good.]
I really really like the people at Saffron and the food is GOOD, but service is always weird and they tend to be out of stuff - I've never successfully gotten what I walked in for. What I do get is generally yummy, but it's not the kind of place to have a craving for something in particular and expect to get it.
Plus their menu has always advertised "jeweled rice" which is an amazing Persian dish with dried fruit and nuts and saffron - and they have NEVER had it. They just put a couple of dried berries on top of regular rice. I've asked them to change the menu for over a year - nothing. Boo.
The word I've heard is that YES, this is the old Marrakech owner/staff bringing back our beloved Bastilla and the rest!
Anyone can confirm that?
Tangin of Lanb with Honey and the King Bastilla entrees were gerat! The signature house green tea with mint is a great compliment.