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Best Middle Eastern Dallas 2008 - Afghan Grill

Afghan Grill

Afghan Grill

17370 Preston Road

Dallas, TX 75252


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Readers' Choice: Fadi's Mediterranean Grill, 3001 Knox St., Ste. 110, 214-528-1800

Thank Allah for impatient landlords and generous chefs. Without them Dallas would have missed out on the best food on a stick outside the State Fair. In Pakistan, Afghan Grill chef and founder Asmat "Matt" Pikar paid off a landlord who was hassling an Afghan refugee over two months of late rent. In exchange, the refugee, a former Kabuli restaurateur, taught Pikar the secrets of the kebab as repayment. That was lucky for us. Pikar has brought his learning to Dallas, serving up coal-fired bulanee (fried, leek-filled turnovers); kadu buranee (sautéed pumpkin with garlicky yogurt); and aushak (leek dumplings with yogurt). Saffron and coriander add heady aromas to this Kabuli comfort food. War may be hell, but it has its benefits.

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The Afghan Grill is TEMPORARILY closed and is moving to a new location. The new location is:

17370 Preston Rd. Unit 490Dallas, TX


Isn't there always one category in Best Of that closes before the special issue even comes out? This place, if I'm not mistaken, closed last month.


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