I keep getting from The Basement (night club in Beirut) messages about their upcoming events. Most messages are lame but this one was pretty funny.
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This period of the year is also known as the lent period which leads up to Easter. Lebanese Christians majorily refrain from consuming meat or chicken for 40 days which boosts the sales of Falafel, fish burgers etc …
During the weekend i was told about this awesome Falafel place in Sin el Fil called Falafel Abou el Zouz, so i went yesterday around 1 pm to try it. It was hard to find and far from the main road and was called “Joseph Falafel” and not “Abou el Zouz“, so i sounded a bit dumb asking people around about Aboul Zouz falafel.
Nevertheless, once i finally got there, i saw large crowds waiting in line. I don’t believe i’ve ever seen so many people wanting to eat Falafel !!
It took me 10 minutes to place my order then another hour before i got my two-dozen of Falafel to go. ( for my family and my gf not just for me of course :P )
Three guys were preparing the Falafel, another was wrapping up the sandwiches and a fifth guy preparing dozens. He wrapped more than 100 sandwiches, and i am not exaggerating, while i was waiting for my order to be done. The picture below speaks for itself.
Was it worth the wait ?
I am not a big Falafel fan but i must say they did taste better than any other i had before. It is definitly worth it but maybe not during Lent when there is less demand for Falafel.
On a final note, it turns out the guy “Joseph” has also a Shawarma place, and i doubt Abou el Zouz would substitute his Shawarma guy for a Shawarmanator. This turtle-slow piece of machine will cause riots in Sin el Fil lol !
Every year during Easter holidays, i spot non-Lebanese(mainly Syrians) workers selling coloured chicks for 1500 LL (1 $) on the streets.
I was walking right past one yesterday when i had the curiosity to ask him if those chicks live or not and how he colours them. He told me he doesn’t colour them, he has a “supplier” that does that and he is not sure whether they live or not.
“If the chick lasts more than a day, then it may live a bit longer, else it’s no good.” he replied.
The sad part is that Lebanese still find it amusing to buy their kids a small chick and let them play with it, drown it, throw it as if it is some small toy.
Update: I just read this in the news: Granny Fined $1,500 for Selling Goldfish to Child, kind of shows where we stand as a country.