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Home Cooking: Afghan Ambassador Makes Stop in Dallas for Not-So-Local Food

Ambassador Said Tayeb Jawad
Ambassador Said Tayeb Jawad

Afghan Grill owner Matt Pikar hasn't decided yet what he'll serve Afghanistan's ambassador when he dines at Pikar's North Dallas restaurant tonight.

"We're going to give him whatever he desires," Pikar says. "Maybe kebab with lamb, maybe lamb chops."

Said Tayeb Jawad, who first met Pikar in D.C., is scheduled to stop by the restaurant at 8:30 p.m.

"He's here to meet with Afghans in Dallas," Pikar explains. "We'll probably talk about politics, about U.S. soldiers being there."

The restaurant will remain open to the public during the meet-and-greet, but Pikar isn't promoting Jawad's appearance too heavily.

"We don't want 4,000, 5,000 people," he says. "We don't have security. So we just invited a few people."

That select group now includes City of Ate readers. So, if you go, behave. And consider ordering the kadu buranee.


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