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Spotluck Spotlight: Me Jana

by ARLnow.com Sponsor August 13, 2015 at 12:00 pm 0

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Remember in “My Big Fat Greek Wedding” where the mother tells the vegetarian son-in-law “You no eat no meat??? That’s okay I make lamb.”

We get it now. We’ve compiled what you NEED to try at Me Jana, including their famous lamb chops!

Baba Ga-What? Baba Ghannouj! Smoked eggplant is pureed with tahini in this smooth dip. The tangy flavor perfectly complements the warm, charred pita and makes a perfect meal starter for the whole table.

Cheese Please! The seared halloumi cheese is a standout on the appetizer menu. It’s lightly bronzed and served with poached pears and dates on the top.

Appetizer Overload: Me Jana’s grape leaves are cooked very slowly to keep them super tender. The spices inside are mixed with tomatoes and chopped Vidalia onion to give the rice great flavor.

Lebanese Pizza?!: If you love the fresh charred pita here, we highly recommend the Lahem Be-Ajeen. A thin pita bread topped with ground lamb and sliced beef that’s been slow-cooked in a bouquet of Lebanese spices and pomegranate molasses. Wow.

Big Ticket Item: Lamb chops… marinated… grilled to perfection… and served with a unique parsley onion salad and potatoes. That whipped cream-looking stuff on the side of the plate? Me Jana’s signature garlic sauce. Dip everything in reach in this sauce; we promise, the only ones who will regret it are any lingering vampires in a 10-mile radius.

Sweet Treat: Finish your meal with a traditional Lebanese dessert called “Ashta.” This silky milk pudding is served with bananas, strawberries, and a crisp piece of filo on top for dipping. Topped with honey and pistachios, this makes the perfect palate cleanser and after-dinner treat.

About Me Jana:
2300 Wilson Boulevard, Arlington, VA 22201
703-465-4440
http://www.me-jana.com/

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