Sunday, October 5, 2008

A little culture

Posted by Craig Kanalley on 10/05/2008
I went to an Arabic restaurant tonight with my friends Youssef and Ericc on the north side of the city.

Called "Old Jerusalem," it's located in Old Town, about 10-15 minutes north of the city by train. It offers authentic, Middle Eastern food.

Unfortunately, I forgot my camera for this venture, so I don't have any pics to share, but it was a cool experience. The workers were from Lebanon, we learned, and they were very nice. I ordered a dessert called 'baklava' and it was excellent! It was a pastry with honey, walnuts, and i think there was some cinnamon in there too - mm, very tasty. Also had some Arabic bread (pita) with the meal and some water.

The other big news tonight - the Chicago Cubs have been eliminated from the playoffs, losing 3-1 to the L.A. Dodgers just moments ago. This comes after they had their best regular season since 1945 and many - including ESPN - predicted them to win the World Series. The first round letdown has people around here just totally distraught; it's not a nice place to be right now because almost everyone is in a bad mood! I think I'll just hide in my room here and gear up for the Bills game tomorrow...going for 5-0 vs. Arizona!!

With that, off to bed for now. Check back later for more updates.

2 comments on "A little culture"

Dad said...

Big loss with Trent Edwards going down so early in the game. The Bill defense was just terrible and now we are in a bad mood (maybe not as bad as Cub's fan)for the upcoming two weeks. Even the Sabres are worrying me. First losing preseason in a long time. Glad you liked the Arabic food. It's good to try new things. Basement is waiting for the carpet and than finishing the other half of the milding. Now we are looking at furniture, large TV and home-theater sound system. Bought a fireplace (electric) with a mantle. See you in a little more than a month.

Love,
Dad

Craig Kanalley on October 5, 2008 at 7:23 PM said...

Yeah, that was too bad. I monitored most of the game through NFL.com and the Buffalo News Live Chatroom, and I listened to the second half on 97 Rock. The Sabres I think will be fine. I was a little worried about the losing preseason too, but they seemed to let the young guys play a lot more than normal and seems Lindy wanted to get a good feel of the lineup. I was hoping Gerbe would make the team, but I'm sure he'll be called up soon.
Sounds good about the basement. I am looking forward to coming back for the holidays, it will be very nice!

 

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