The Curious Palate

I get my tips on dining from many sources and share the best of them in The Tolucan Times. Today’s culinary adventure was suggested by Leo, my physical therapist, and his wife who frequent Raffi‘s Place, at 211 E. Broadway in Glendale. The family owned, full service restaurant has been growing there for some years so I can‘t imagine what took me so long to get there. I‘ll certainly be back soon.

Tempting appetizers include humus, eggplant, tabule, and yogurt with shallots priced from $3 to $9. Take your pick and share the goodness.

Kabob is the main entree feature expertly prepared and handsomely served with seasoned beef, lamb, poultry, or fish on a bed of balsamic rice with a grilled tomato andAnaheimpepper from $13 to $21.

Raffi‘s has a beer and wine selection plus your favorite cocktails.

The concourse setting is very spacious and inviting and we were impressed by the willing and able service staff. Indoor seating is open on weekends and on rainy days. Otherwise the area is shielded from the sun with a network of giant umbrellas. It‘s very relaxing.

Hospitable Raffi’s is open daily for lunch and dinner.

The Sister Cities of Los Angeles Annual Gala Celebration takes place at the historic  Gilmore Adobe at Farmers’ Market, Third andFairfax, on Thursday, Sept. 27, with food, live music and dancing, prize drawings, open bar, and more from 5:30 til 10 p.m. Tickets are $75 per person. Councilman Tom LaBonge and DJ Garth Trinidad of KCRW bid you welcome.

For advance tickets, e-mail karmilla.blanche@sistercitiesofla.com.

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