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Saffron, Devine Street: September 2008   2 comments

Posted at 10:13 pm in Uncategorized

Well, that lasted about, hmm, about two months and a bit given that I posted this shot on 3 July 2008:

Saffron was the new Moroccan restaurant which opened in the building vacated by the closure of Al-Amir across the plaza from Za's Pizza on Devine Street. I thought it was a bit curious that one Middle-Eastern restaurant was followed by another. The Free Times gave it a mixed review when it launched, and I never got around to trying it. I had thought that perhaps the fact that, unlike Al-Amir, it served alcohol might have given it a leg up in a location that (at least at Za's) seems to attract a party crowd, but apparently not.

This still leaves the The Mediterranean Tea Room as an option for falaffel, tabouli and the like, but I find their hours a bit restrictive.

UPDATE 13 Oct 2008:

Looks like another middle-eastern place is coming to this spot. Get read for Tabouli!

Written by ted on September 18th, 2008

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  1. Al-Amir is still around, the one location is out St. Andrews Rd, past Irmo HS.
    Also, there is a Lebanese place on St. Andrews up past Chuck E Cheese, the name escapes me now. It's in a converted house. It is a really good place.


    19 Sep 08 at 5:16 am

  2. The Lebanese restaurant is called Elie's...and it is quite good.


    24 Sep 08 at 12:10 pm

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