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Amoo's (Formerly Amoo's Kabob), Chesterbrook - Chef Sebastian Oveysi's Traditional Persian Stews, Rice Dishes, and Kabobs, Now With A Food Truck Too

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I would go if it was Amoo's House or Crap.

It is the place in the DMV.

There will be a time when it gets difficult for locals to go there once the area discovers it.

Bangkok Golden is experiencing it - try going on Friday night.

Sebastian and Co. have good problems. Success problems... The best kind.

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Amoo's Bouche?

You devil you, I just laughed up my coffee on the keyboard  :lol:

Seriously Seb, good call on sticking with the name . You have done a great job turning the brand of Amoo's into your brand and it has wonderful brand attributes based on the reviews of everyone who has eaten there and written about it since your family took it over. Change the typeface, sure.  Use the name as part of a new logo, sure. But you should not change the name and I am pleased that you decided not to.

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I still like Amoo's Bouche and Persian Golf. :(

My humor goes unnoticed and unappreciated. :(

Seb, do you allow corkage?

If so, when, how much is it, and what are the limits?

If not, why not?

Oh ... you might not have a license, come to think of it. You could be our new Mark's Duck House, bro.

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No corkage, as long as we dont charge you for bringing your own booz, it's all good. Bring your own wine and let me show you guys how a good time is done!! ;-)

Don, you never go unnoticed bud!! C'mon now!

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Happy Friday everyone!! I have great news!!

The second private dinner party for DR's memebers is in the works, Stay tuned!

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Congratulations on winning the readers' poll best Middle Eastern Restaurant in the City Paper Best of 2014.

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Thank you Pat, believe it or not it still hasn't sunk in yet.. lol I feel like im going through a dream.. Everytime I think about it, I get teary, I get the goosebumps. Me, really?? My family and i did this and im so proud!!!!

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Happy Monday folks,

I just wanted to let you guys know that the Chesapeake Bay in Maryland has some of the finest striper bass in this time of year. Starting today, we are serving striper bass kabobs... Come in and taste some of the finest local ingredients found in DC Metro area!

see you all at my tables!

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When my family opened the doors to Amoo's, the only thing we wanted to do was to be able to run a successful restaurant and my goal was to just cook good food. Never, in my wildest dreams I thought the cooking will end up taking me to places that i never thought would be possible. But i guess its hard to tell when passion is involved. Today im contect because i had an oppertunity to write for one of DC's major news papers. Check out my culinary article on Washington City Paper's website under young and hungry section!

Thank you guys for al lof your support over the past 2 years! And Don, you are the man! Can you believe it tho??

You can read the article by clicking on this link!

Thanks again!

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Can you believe it tho??

You can read the article by clicking on this link!

Thanks again!

Absolutely I can believe it. Why not?

Congratulations, though! :)

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Happy summer everyone.

I just wanted to inform everyone that I am expanding my business to other areas of Nova by operating a food truck. This food truck will be an extension of Amoo's kitchen. And as many have you witnessed Amoo's progress over the past few years, you've noticed how far we have come. With all the confidence I have gained over that time, has only motivated my family and I wanting to expand. After a long thought process, I realized that opening a second location would only jeapordize the quality of food and service. Because honestly folks, lets face it, as a business owner you know you have to supervise every single aspect of your operation in order to ensure profitiblilty and growth. So what this means, is that by having a second location, your focus is subdivided. And when that happens, that's where you lose quality. I do not want that for myself nor my family. Therefore, I believe operating a food truck is a wiser and safer way to go about it. Especially, since it's mobil and we can reach areas that we have not reached. Food truck does not require the same amount of hours that's needed for a restaurant. So I am pleased to say, In about 2 weeks, Chef Seb's Gourmet Food Truck will be operating out of Arlington Va. I will announce the location via this site and facebook. Looking forward to see all of you at the Truck. Please let everyone know and thank you for all the support and love you folks have shown myself and my family.

-Chef Seb

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As an Arlingtonian who hasn't been to your restaurant yet but has heard so much good about it, I'll look forward to that!

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Good luck Seb!  Make sure the folks over at Foodtruckfiesta.com are acquainted with your truck.  Many food truck fans use their web site and email blast to find out which truck is where in the area.  

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I just wanted to post the link to my blog on Washington city paper's website under Young and Hungry section. The blog was published this afternoon and it covers our plans for the next few months regarding the food truck. Please take a few minutes to read about the future of this new business venture.

Thanks everyone, and looking forward to see all of you in line, front of the truck, waiting to taste the best meal on wheels!!

-Chef Seb

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The food truck is at Courthouse Metro Station today and we are Serving 3 of Amoo's signature dishes! Join us! I'll be cooking!!!

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The food truck is at Courthouse Metro Station today and we are Serving 3 of Amoo's signature dishes! Join us! I'll be cooking!!!

I hope this is working out for you, Seb. From my best guess about the demographics, it should work very well during lunch. (Do you have an a-la-carte lunch at the restaurant too, or a buffet?)

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Stopped by today.   The egg plant dip is an enormous success throughout the office.  Our little school shares a floor with some personal trainers and a yoga studio.  I think one of the trainers and a client are headed down to 15th and Courthouse right now!!!!   :D

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The menu changes everyday. I make everything right there on the truck. Next week I' will be serving some of our hearty stew dishes!

Please check us out!

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I was pleased to refer two people today to the restaurant and/or the truck.  The eggplant dip was such an enormous success last week.   Out of curiosity how does one follow the truck?  Do you have to follow it on FB or twitter?  Is there any other way?

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I was pleased to refer two people today to the restaurant and/or the truck.  The eggplant dip was such an enormous success last week.   Out of curiosity how does one follow the truck?  Do you have to follow it on FB or twitter?  Is there any other way?

Rich will hopefully see this, contact Seb, and add it to his food truck list.

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Rich will hopefully see this, contact Seb, and add it to his food truck list.

The truck is actually called "Chef Seb on Wheels." You can follow it here:

Twitter

Facebook

Website

The map on DCDiningGuide comes from FoodTruckFiesta.com. To get listed, Seb will need to email Kyle at foodtruckfiesta@gmail.com with details. This should automatically add the truck to the map.

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What's up guys???

Its been couple of months since I have posted anything on here. Thought I drop by and let everyone know what is currently going on in my food world.

As many of you know, I launched a food truck business about 3 months ago and its doing really well. The past few months have been my "trial and error" phase that I think anyone in my position would need to go through in order to understand how this business is operated properly. The one common mistake that most people make, is that they think operating a food truck is same as a restaurant. But in reality, food truck business is a complete different ballgame. Well for one, the weather can be your best friend or your worst enemy. The trick is, you need to learn how to operate in both conditions. Which successfully, I think, I have picked up on and have learned many new things. This past few months have been very crucial time for me, because my goal was the have the food truck up and running by the beginning of 2015.

What I mean by that, is have people to talk the food truck, to finish installing new and upgraded appliances, and to install a stronger generator so the truck can handle bigger volume.

I remember when I first got involved with Amoo's. I remember like it was yesterday when I first walked into the kitchen saying to myself, "man this place needs a lot of work" and then I see how far it has come as of today. And that my friends, is the only reason why I know the food truck will also make a name for itself just like Amoo's did. As long as I inject that thing with the same passion and hard work like I did with Amoo's, I think it'll be just fine.

Currently the food truck is being upgraded and it should be back up and running in less than 2 weeks. I'm making the menu a little bigger and adding more gourmet sandwiches and subs as well.

Also,

I wanted to do another private pre fixe dinner event for the members of this site. Don and I organized one few months ago and it was a huge success. Amoo's dining room was packed.

So I have been asked by few members as to when we were going to do another one. And just like the last event. This one will be private, which means you can bring your own wine, beer, and spirits if you like.

Here are the dates that the Amoo's dining room will be available. Don, please let me know as to which date works best.

Sunday January 18, 2015

Sunday January 25, 2015

Sunday February 1, 2015

I hope all of you have a great Holiday this year and remember, EAT!!!

Chef Seb

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