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Balaboosta

So they seat the two out of the three of us. But they don’t let us order the appetizers.

Annoyed, more because I was hungry, I decided to order for the table since he wouldn’t take our order otherwise.

Yuca chips ***.5
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Hummus ****
You’ve got to get this right, right?
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Pakora ***.5
lentil & zucchini fritters with tzatziki
This one is usually a no brainer to order.
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Crispy Cauliflower ***
lemon,‚Äč currants, pine nuts
The currants and pine nuts did a lot of the trick on this.
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Yemenite Pizza **.5
shaved fennel, caramelized onion, feta, arugula
I could’ve done with a thinner crust.
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Sauteed kale ***.5
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Homemade Swiss Chard Spaghetti ***.5
heart of artichoke, ricotta, crispy garlic, walnuts
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Knafeh ****
A surprisingly nice ice cream, with a cheesecake topped with crispy vermicelli, in rose water
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Sky high expectations that were only partially met, in terms of the food. I’ll have to visit Taim again to satify the taste buds :)

However, something worth mentioning is the service. When I entered and before I got seated, I mentioned to the host that it’s my mother’s birthday and that when we order the dessert, we would like a candle on that. He acknowledged. However, as you see, the dessert came without the candle. While leaving, I told him that I didn’t get the candle that I’d asked for. He apologized. A few minutes later, he called me to apologize again, and offered to send me a gift card. Now that what I call courtesy in the hospitality in industry. No, not the gift card ;) but the fact that he called to apologize again. I have not come across a lot of people who would do that.

I’ll keep you posted on the gift card :)

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