Saturday, April 13, 2013
A Visit With Alma
A reader recently sent us these photos and post about a trip to Beef Kabob:
"I thought your readers might like to hear about what Alma from the former Alma Pita is up to now. I was a regular customer when she was in Uptown, love their falafels! It was sad when the new owner took over and the food didn't measure up. I was happy to read on UU that Alma had a new restaurant in Streamwood.
I went out to visit a friend who lives near there, so we decided to stop by and have an early dinner. Alma remembered me and was so surprised I had come out to eat there. Beef Kabob is in a strip mall on Lake Street west of Barrington Road. It looks very similar to Alma Pita! Even the Cedars of Lebanon logo on the menu is the same! It's about twice as big as Alma Pita was, with a lot of seating.
My friend is a vegan and it's hard for her to find something to eat when we go out, so she was really happy to find a lot of vegetarian options at Beef Kabob. The name had made her doubt there would be anything for her there, but she ended up loving it, just as much as I did. Since it was Alma's cooking, I enjoyed my falafel plate and got an extra order to take home.
Alma said her son has recently moved to this country from Lebanon and will be helping her with the store. I don't get out to the suburbs very often, but I will be going to eat at Alma's new place as often as I can. I would urge your readers who enjoyed eating Alma Pita to drop by and have some really tasty food at the same reasonable prices that were found here in Uptown."
Beef Kabob is located at 5034 N Valley Lane in Streamwood (corner of Lake) and the phone number is 630-289-2877.
By Kate Uptown - April 13, 2013