So, a family business opens in Lebanon in 1935. A falafel shop. Falafel M.Sahyoun. They make amazing falafel sandwiches. Everyone loves them.
Decades, wars, highs, and lows come and go. The shop runs on…
Then, two or three years ago, the brothers who inherited the family business decide they can’t get along and would rather part ways. The Lebanese solution? One opens a new falafel shop right next door to the original.
Literally, right next door.
Great food, though.
Despite the drama.
Only 3,000 Lebanese lira (just a bit more than $2) for a delicious meal, complete with hot peppers on the side.
Thanks to Jimmy and Madeleine for recommending the best* falafel in town and sharing the zany story.
(*A rough job, ordering from both restaurants and judging between the two. Glad we four could tackle the task together.)
From the Daily Travel Journal Memory Bank: Day One Hundred and Seventy-Seven.
No need to re-invent the wheel: for more fun on this falafel shop see here.
Falafel M. Sahyoun (one & two)
Rue de Damas, Beirut, Lebanon