Blueberry Ricotta Pancakes ($12.50) are served with lemon curd and Crown Maple Syrup. The pancakes are fluffy yet hearty. The ricotta gives it a heavier texture than buttermilk pancakes and adds a creamy richness. The lemon curd and blueberries balance each other with their tangy lemon and sweet blueberry flavors. Rating: 5/5
Mediterranean cuisine is on the rise with movies like The Avengers when Tony Stark a.k.a. Iron Man says, “Have you ever tried shawarma? There’s a shawarma joint about two blocks from here. I don’t know what it is, but I want to try it.” It is a cuisine that incorporates multiple cultures, ingredients, and spices for a healthy and fulfilling diet.
Yalla Mediterranean takes away any intimidation you might have with its friendly atmosphere. Their line is set up assembly-line style. The sides are all out calling to you with their fresh vibrant colors.
The meats are freshly grilled to order on skewers.
The dining room is Mediterranean in hue with the azure blue counters and chairs paired with a reclaimed look and feel.
Step 1 is to choose your style. Your choices are Wrap (choice of traditional toppings, spreads, and sauces), Chopped Greek Salad (romaine, tomato cucumber salad, feta, Kalamata olives, and Mediterranean vinaigrette), Power Greens Salad (kale, balsamic apricots, toasted almonds, feta cheese, and lemon vinaigrette) or Plate (basmati rice, choice of seasonal vegetables or spiced lentils, up to three sides, and pita.
Step 2 is pick your favorite. Your choices are Falafel (house made, GMO free chickpea fritters), Chicken Skewers (all natural chicken breast with fresh herbs and spices), Chicken Shawarma (slow roasted with Lebanese spices), Steak Shawarma (slow roasted with Lebanese spices), Shalafel (half Chicken Shawarma and half Falafel), Salmon Skewers (wild caught with fresh herbs and spices), or Kefta Skewers (Turkish spiced ground lamb and beef).
For the plates or if you want to order extra sides, you can choose from: Baba Ganoush (eggplant, parsley, lemon juice, garlic, tahini, and olive oil), Hummus (GMO-free chickpeas, tahini, garlic, lemon juice, and olive oil), White Bean (celery, red bell pepper, parsley, cilantro, scallion, dill, garlic, olive oil, and red wine vinegar), Fire Feta (spicy blend of peppers, feta cheese, and secret seasonings), Beet & Kale (roasted beets, feta, and Mediterranean vinaigrette), Greek Potato (scallions, olive oil, and red wine vinegar), Turkish Slaw (red cabbage, cilantro, lime juice, honey, and olive oil), Tabouli (parsley, dill, tomato, cucumber, bulgur wheat, lemon juice, and olive oil), Moroccan Carrot (cumin, dill, golden raisin, honey, olive oil, and Mediterranean vinaigrette), Basmati Rice (cardamom, turmeric, lemon juice, and olive oil), Lentils (warm spiced lentils), and/or Grilled Vegetables (seasonal produce)
Melissa’s Deluxe Pantry Box in this post was provided by Melissa’s Produce but the opinions expressed here are my own.