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Evanston Lunch Group™ @ Zad, Wed. May 16, 12:30 pm
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    Post #1 - April 23rd, 2018, 1:10 pm
    Post #1 - April 23rd, 2018, 1:10 pm Post #1 - April 23rd, 2018, 1:10 pm
    In honor of Ramadan (although perhaps it is an odd honor, given that tradition), the Evanston Lunch Group will descend on Zad, the new, more entree-oriented restaurant from the folks at Pita Inn. Zad is in the old Pita Inn space on Dempster. We are meeting on Wednesday May 16th (the first day of Ramadan, which begins the night before) at 12:30. The staff at Zad tell me that they are open 365 days/year, including Christmas, Yom Kippur, as well as Ramadan.

    http://www.zadbypitainn.com/

    http://www.lthforum.com/bb/viewtopic.php?f=14&t=43413&hilit=zad

    Zad by Pita Inn
    3910 Dempster Street
    Skokie, IL 60076
    847-410-7999

    Attending:
    GAF
    nr706
    moetchandon
    B2B
    EvA
    diversedancer
    irisarbor
    Last edited by GAF on May 8th, 2018, 2:03 pm, edited 5 times in total.
    Toast, as every breakfaster knows, isn't really about the quality of the bread or how it's sliced or even the toaster. For man cannot live by toast alone. It's all about the butter. -- Adam Gopnik
  • Post #2 - April 23rd, 2018, 3:02 pm
    Post #2 - April 23rd, 2018, 3:02 pm Post #2 - April 23rd, 2018, 3:02 pm
    I'll be there.
  • Post #3 - April 23rd, 2018, 4:27 pm
    Post #3 - April 23rd, 2018, 4:27 pm Post #3 - April 23rd, 2018, 4:27 pm
    I'm in. Looking forward to it.
  • Post #4 - April 23rd, 2018, 9:26 pm
    Post #4 - April 23rd, 2018, 9:26 pm Post #4 - April 23rd, 2018, 9:26 pm
    I’ve been wanting to try Zad, so it looks like now is a good time. Thanks for choosing and planning this.
  • Post #5 - April 24th, 2018, 9:12 am
    Post #5 - April 24th, 2018, 9:12 am Post #5 - April 24th, 2018, 9:12 am
    I'll join you.
  • Post #6 - May 7th, 2018, 10:12 pm
    Post #6 - May 7th, 2018, 10:12 pm Post #6 - May 7th, 2018, 10:12 pm
    Count me in, my first Wednesday free after my class at OCC is over. Wanted to go to Burmese but I'm leading a culinary group at a different restaurant that day. If you don't know me, check with Cathy2.
    --Carey
  • Post #7 - May 8th, 2018, 10:09 am
    Post #7 - May 8th, 2018, 10:09 am Post #7 - May 8th, 2018, 10:09 am
    what the heck- what are they going to do -fire me for taking a long lunch?
    I'm in
    "If you reject the food, ignore the customs, fear the religion and avoid the people, you might better stay home."
    ~James Michener
  • Post #8 - May 14th, 2018, 11:29 am
    Post #8 - May 14th, 2018, 11:29 am Post #8 - May 14th, 2018, 11:29 am
    Bumping the announcement for Wednesday lunch.

    I have made a reservation for 8. The reservation should be under "Gary"

    Happy Ramadan! (If you are devout, you won't be joining us for lunch, but we wish you a holy and peaceful month).
    Toast, as every breakfaster knows, isn't really about the quality of the bread or how it's sliced or even the toaster. For man cannot live by toast alone. It's all about the butter. -- Adam Gopnik
  • Post #9 - May 15th, 2018, 3:29 pm
    Post #9 - May 15th, 2018, 3:29 pm Post #9 - May 15th, 2018, 3:29 pm
    I'd like to attend but my schedule won't allow it.

    Have been to Zad twice in the last month and liked it.

    Enjoy!
    Where there’s smoke, there may be salmon.
  • Post #10 - May 20th, 2018, 1:22 am
    Post #10 - May 20th, 2018, 1:22 am Post #10 - May 20th, 2018, 1:22 am
    OK, so I'm a newbie and I don't know the cultural traditions of LTH. I took pictures at the lunch. Should I post any of them here? Pictures of the food? Pictures of the people?
    --Carey
  • Post #11 - May 20th, 2018, 1:47 am
    Post #11 - May 20th, 2018, 1:47 am Post #11 - May 20th, 2018, 1:47 am
    I, and often others, post pix of the food, and, pix or no, all are encouraged to comment on the meal and the experience. I haven't posted pictures because I've been fairly busy — feel free to post your if you like.

    For the record, I was impressed overall. The food was better than I expected. It seemed a little more upscale than Pita Inn. I particularly liked the interestingly-spiced Chicken Kefta, and the many layers of flavor in the Fatet Makdous (eggplant casserole) w. Beef.

    And, an added bonus is the Pita Inn Marketplace next door — a great source for their house-made pitas, as well as a wide variety of otherwise somewhat-hard-to-find Mediterranean foods.
  • Post #12 - May 20th, 2018, 7:15 am
    Post #12 - May 20th, 2018, 7:15 am Post #12 - May 20th, 2018, 7:15 am
    diversedancer wrote:OK, so I'm a newbie and I don't know the cultural traditions of LTH. I took pictures at the lunch. Should I post any of them here? Pictures of the food? Pictures of the people?

    Usually the food is what we want to look at, not so much the people. :D
    Cathy2

    "You'll be remembered long after you're dead if you make good gravy, mashed potatoes and biscuits." -- Nathalie Dupree
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  • Post #13 - May 20th, 2018, 10:34 am
    Post #13 - May 20th, 2018, 10:34 am Post #13 - May 20th, 2018, 10:34 am
    It is true that - typically - the food is more attractive than those who consume it. But there is no accounting for taste!

    I was also impressed by the food at Zad's. More than I expected to be. I, too, liked the chicken kefta.
    Toast, as every breakfaster knows, isn't really about the quality of the bread or how it's sliced or even the toaster. For man cannot live by toast alone. It's all about the butter. -- Adam Gopnik

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