Mountain Views News, Sierra Madre Edition [Pasadena] Saturday, August 19, 2017

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Mountain Views-News Saturday, August 19, 2017 9FOOD AND DRINK & MORE Mountain Views-News Saturday, August 19, 2017 9FOOD AND DRINK & MORE 

Peter Dills local Food and wine writer. Host of DiningThey offer plenty of standard Middle Easternwith Dills Radio Show on Sunday at 5 PM KLAA 830dishes like kebabs, shawerma, and falafels. I love 

Writing reviews on restaurants is subjective,the lulu kebabs (ground seasoned lamb and beefas is drinking and wine . I love mom-and-pop($11.25), and for those of you who can’t decide,
restaurants that you’ve probably driven past 100get the combination ($14.75) which has a littletimes. I always go to the restaurant at least threeof everything. For you vegetarians the falafel is atimes before ink hits paper in the form of a reviewcrowd pleaser ($8.25). Order a side of babaghanouj(I do take recommendations). I love Parkway Grill,(eggplant) ($4.50) - they tell me it’s the real deal.
Panda Inn and Houston’s, but you know thoseMy buddy Mike Bingley from the tv show Straightalready!off the Menu swears by the by the chicken kebab. I 

Sahara Restaurant in central Pasadena is one like it but others seem to be juicer. All dishes comeof my go-to spots for both takeout and sit-downwith feta cheese, a remarkable starter of pita bread,
dining. I probably eat at Sahara at least threecucumber and your choice of lentil or cabbagetimes a month. I was born in Athens, Greece, salad. The cabbage is salad is great, and often I’ll putand though Sahara leans towards Lebaneseit aside for my next days lunch. Two enthusiastic 
cuisine, Middle Eastern foods are universal in thumbs up for Sahara! Get here early - it’s posted 
menu selections. They don’t have Lebanese beerclose time 8:30, but many times Sebestain says bro(the owner’s son said they don’t have their home“we were busy we sold out on the food, just like abrew because they’d drink it all!), so I have myBBQ joint in Texas” - when it’s gone, it’s gone. If youmeals with Heineken. The interior is somewhat were a fan of Burger Continental 20 years ago, youplain with pictures of Lebanon, and the tables andwill love Sahara. 
chairs could be from any diner in the area. But, Sahara 2226 E. Colorado Blvd Pasadena Closed 
the food is the highlight of this show. The kitchen on Sundays (626) 795-6900is open so you can watch your food being cookingJoin me on Charter Cable Channel 188 every Saton mesquite, and it’s ably run by two brothers and& Sun at 3 PM. Plus check out my updated websitetheir sons - it’s a family affair. 

Julie’s Favorite Family Recipes 



6 cups figs with stems removed3/ 4 cup sweet white wine or white grape juice3/4 cup honey1/2 T lemon juice2 t vanilla 
1 t cinnamon 


Add everything to a 2 quart crockpot and cook on high for 2 hours.

Using a large spoon or potato masher, mash figs until all whole figs are broken down. Crack the lidto let the steam escape and turn crockpot down to low and continue to cook for 6 – 8 hours.

Fill hot jars with butter, add lids (reusable canning lids) and hot water bath them for 10 minutes.ByOur SImple Homestead 

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