Monday, February 28, 2011

Oikos Giveaway Winner and Pahal Zan!

Hey loves!!!! I hope you are having a wonderful Monday! It is a dreary rainy day in NYC and I have been startled twice by the loud thunder..no bueno. Thankfully I don’t have to be at the gym until 3, so I get to snuggle up under the covers for a little while longer =)

Thank you to everyone who entered my giveaway but thank you even more for all the sweet things you said about me. When I was reading the comments; my eyes were tearing up. I will announce the winner of the giveaway right after I share some yummy pictures with you.

The day of my 2 year anniversary, I wanted to celebrate the milestone and could not think of a better person than my friend Missy who if it were not for our blogs…we would have never met. We were both craving falafels and I checked on yelp for a yummy falafel place near our home and I came across Pahal Zan. Most of the reviewers said that it was a hole in the wall but definitely deeelish so we headed over there and checked it out.

The reviews from Yelp were right; it definitely was a small place. I have been hanging out in this neighborhood for over 15 years and never noticed Pahal Zan.

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It only had about 10 stools against the wall…

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When we walked in, we were greeted with lots of various salads…

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I was planning to order a Falafel Pita Sandwich but when I saw that they had a Falafel Platter, I chose that instead.

The Platter came with Falafels, hummus, baba ganoush, potato salad, lettuce & tomatoes, red cabbage, eggplant salad, cole slaw, pita bread, tahini sauce & hot sauce.

HOLY SALAD BATMAN!

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All of the salads were delicious, especially the potato salad!!!  And the Falafel did not disappoint either…I foresee more stops to Pahal Zan in my near future. I think Pahal Zan is a great example of not judging a book by it’s cover. Honestly, I would have probably never given this restaurant the time of day if it were not for the reviews on yelp and I would have missed out on a great meal.

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Now for the moment you have been waiting for…the winner of the Oikos Giveaway is (((drumroll))))…..

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AMANDA!!!!!!!!

“Happy 2 years my friend! I follow you in g-reader. You know I love you!”.

Congrats honey!!!! Email me your address!!!!!!!

Namaste…

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19 comments :

  1. It's true, if it weren't for those websites (I also look at urbanspoon) I would miss out on a lot of great places. It's also a good way to warn people about bad places too. Yay falafel :)

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  2. you GOTTA love YELP for those great recommendations!
    and wow, 2 years already?

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  3. Oh falafel...what a beautiful thing. And now you have set off a serious craving. Sigh. What's a girl to do?

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  4. I love the blog world! I seriously need to go get falafel.....it's so good!

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  5. This food looks AMAMAMAZING!!! I was just thinking about falafel the other day,actually. I was thinking about how annoying it is that Nick would never eat it, darn it. I always want to make that Fantastic brand falafel, but it makes about 15 and I can never go through it fast enough!

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  6. YAY!!!! E-mailing you now.

    I love falafel and that looks so freaking good!!!!

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  7. Hole in the walls are the best :) That meal looks incredible!!

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  8. Mmmm...falafel! I love places that give you lots of sides and variety. This place looks delicious. Some of our favorite places are hole in the walls but oh so good!

    Congrats on 2 years again friend!

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  9. You got falafel before I did!!!

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  10. All the food looks really good. That is a plus to living in NYC. Congrats on 2 years!

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  11. I love falafel! Looks dee-lish :)

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  12. I've only made falafels at home, but am dying to try an authentic place - never thought to use yelp!

    Happy 2 year blog anniversary! Sorry I missed it - I was so far behind on my blog reading when my husband was sick. :(

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  13. Mmm that falafel was soo good. Definitely going back there!! Sushi date next!!

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  14. Dang, that looks so good!!! Good falafel is SO hard to find around here!
    I've never heard of Yelp, but I'm going to check it out now, thanks :)

    Jen
    http://www.jenslosinit.com/

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  17. HEY TITI IT`S HAILEY I`M HUNGRY . GIVE ME SOME FALAFEL!!!!!!!!

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