Posted on 05 / 04 / 2007
i caught mona's from the corner of my eye; thrilled to read that they served mediterranean cuisine (which usually means there's something veggie/interesting that i can eat), we magically found parking like two blocks away and ran to the place. it's a strangely casual cross between a very reasonably priced middle-eastern grocery, hookah shop, and restaurant.
i recall that they had a decent selection of entrees, but being pressed for time, we ordered a sampler that i think consisted of falafel, hummus, baba ganoush, cous cous, tabouli, and of course, pita. the only thing was that for what it was, the plate was a tad expensive (like $9.00 for some dip and 3 pieces of falafel! i think the rest of the food was more reasonably priced, tho)... but it was soooo good! even my carnivore bf was pleased.
we also shared a cup of their turkish coffee, and tho it was as thick & black as tar, it was good and... sobering? haha
ooh! and their lebanese tea with pine nuts is absolutely delectable. i've been dying for it since i returned home to tx.
(i can't wait to move to NOLA this fall! hehe)
it was a nice surprise to stop somewhere half from desperation, half out of curiosity and find that not only did it have stuff that i could eat/buy (sadly, veggie places are scarce in NOLA), but that i would gladly return to!
fresh, delish food!, good selection!!, funky grocery!!!
slow-ish service, portions could be better, they seemed short-staffed