blakegwinn Posted August 13, 2008 Share Posted August 13, 2008 There is a large orthodox enclave near the place I moved in NJ about a year ago. Out of the three or four falafel shops around none can even come anywhere near the same universe that Max's is in. I really didn't appreciate it until I left Silver Spring. One of those shops was recommended to me by a few people in the neighborhood and I went by to give it a try last week after getting my haircut across the street. When I walked in the place was pretty crowded, good sign I thought. Kosher certification and fridge stocked with homemade kosher fare, good sign. Fryalator with falafel mixture and scoop next to it, good sign. Wait what is that, PIZZA? SUSHI!!? Alarm bells were going off but I decided to try it anyway. First problem I had was that he took the falafel out of a giant chafing dish with a lid instead of making them fresh with the scoop and falafel mixture. When he lifted the lid, I could see steam coming out and I knew that, while they might have been made recently, the premade falafel were probably going to be pretty soggy due to the moisture. Then he asked me what toppings I wanted. I asked what they had and I was told I could have lettuce (which turned out to be one of those Dole iceberg salad mixes with the preshredded carrots and cabbage pieces) tomato, onions and sauce. After I got to my table and took my first bland mushy bite, I realized how badly I took all those wonderful sauces and pickles at Max's for granted. Max's was the first and only falafel place I have really frequented and I just thought all that stuff was standard topping choices for falafel. Boy was I wrong. Anyways I still have one place i have been told to try but I don't have my hopes up. They have a neon sign out front that advertises sushi, burgers, pizza and falafel. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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