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 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.


It only had about 10 stools against the wall…


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


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.



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.


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

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

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



  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 :)

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

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

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

  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!

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

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

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

  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!

  9. You got falafel before I did!!!

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

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

  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. :(

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

  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 :)


  15. titi your blog is great you made me hungry mmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm!!!!!! see you sooooooooon!

  16. titi your blog is great you made me hungry mmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm!!!!!! see you sooooooooon!



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