August 04, 2009

Back of the House at Ranoush

Step into Ranoush in the Delmar Loop. All photos by Jennifer Silverberg. Read Ian Froeb's review of Ranoush, "Belly Full: Ranoush brings Syrian cuisine (and belly dancers) to the Loop."
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The interior of Ranoush, located at 6501 Delmar Boulevard.
The interior of Ranoush, located at 6501 Delmar Boulevard.
A hookah in the window.
A hookah in the window.
Owner Aboud Alhamid pouring a cup of Mint Tea.
Owner Aboud Alhamid pouring a cup of Mint Tea.
Mint tea.
Mint tea.
The interior of Ranoush, which "takes over the space long occupied by the Lebanese restaurant Saleem's, where garlic was king but, over its final years, the $1 PBR night seemed more popular." Read the rest of Ian Froeb's review of Ranoush.
The interior of Ranoush, which "takes over the space long occupied by the Lebanese restaurant Saleem's, where garlic was king but, over its final years, the $1 PBR night seemed more popular." Read the rest of Ian Froeb's review of Ranoush.
Let's head into the kitchen...
Let's head into the kitchen...
Cooking the meats (chicken, lamb and beef) for the Ranoush Mixed Grill.
Cooking the meats (chicken, lamb and beef) for the Ranoush Mixed Grill.
Chef Wesam Hamed preparing the hummus plate.
Chef Wesam Hamed preparing the hummus plate.
Chef Wesam Hamed, as he prepares kibbeh, a traditional Syrian dish of fried balls of spiced meat and burghal.
Chef Wesam Hamed, as he prepares kibbeh, a traditional Syrian dish of fried balls of spiced meat and burghal.
Chef Hamed rolls kibbeh balls at Ranoush.
Chef Hamed rolls kibbeh balls at Ranoush.