Tangiers ‘Curries’ Favor

Eat It: Tangiers
Mediterranean Food & Cafe

2800 N. College Ave.

By Rachel Birdsell
TFW Contributing Writer

Preamble Ramble

This restaurant was suggested by reader Jana. She sent me a very nice email along with the suggestion that I try Tangiers, and since I do whatever you guys tell me to (as long as it’s a restaurant suggestion), I made haste to Tangiers.
Actually, it took me almost a month to make it there, but I did move it up on my list the minute I got the email from Jana.

Food For Thought

After much consideration, and by “much” I mean roughly three minutes, I decided to try the curried chicken kebabs. The kebab plate came with two skewers full of chicken on a bed of Basmati rice with raisins, along with tzatziki sauce, a side of hummus and a small tomato and cucumber salad.
The kebabs were out-of-this-world good. They could have been a little spicier, but in all fairness my server did ask if I wanted them mild or hot and I went for in between. Next time I’ll know to get them hot. They were tender, full of curry goodness and had a hint of smokiness from the grill. Dipped in some of the tzatziki sauce, they were definitely the best curry kebabs I’ve ever had.
The hummus was good. Maybe not the best I’ve ever had, but most definitely good. It had a lot of cumin in it, which I was totally digging. I would have liked maybe just a tad more garlic. Still, it was good enough that none of it stayed on my plate.
The rice was cooked perfectly, and even though I may have given the raisins the stink eye when I first saw them, I have to admit that without them, the rice wouldn’t have been nearly as tasty.
The fresh tomato and cucumber salad was the perfect palate cleanser in between bites of chicken.

The Sporkcast
(1-5 sporks)

Atmosphere: 3.55 borrowed sporks with nonmatching handles. The decor at Tangiers is almost nonexistent. It’s more a place to go and just eat rather than one where you go to eat and soak up the atmosphere.
Food: 4.8 golden sporks that sing David Bowie. I’m really not sure what David Bowie has to do with the food except that he’s awesome and the food was too.
Staff: 4.9 spun silver sporks that play harp music. My server was very gracious and made sure I had what I needed when I needed it.
Dollars spent: My dinner was around $8.50 and was one of the most expensive things on the menu, so all of their items are very reasonably priced.
Chance of returning: I’ve heard that the gyros are good, so I want to go back to try one. I will most certainly be back to Tangiers for some kebabs.

If you know of a great eating place, drop me a line at rabirdsell@gmail.com. I’ll check it out and let you know what I think.

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