Two weeks ago now, I got a keratin treatment and bunkered up for the following two days of processing until my hair transformed into a pretty princess mane. Slick dragged me out for lunch one afternoon under the condition that we were going to go some place that he promised I would enjoy + where I wouldn’t run into anyone who I knew. We went to Sheik Burritos n Kabobs.
Sheik serves fresh Persian and Southwestern cuisine, and they make an effort to use local and organic foods. Slick had dined at Sheik once before and remembered really enjoying it and wanting to bring me as soon as he had the opportunity to choose a restaurant (which is nearly always my job). I had never even noticed the restaurant, which is situated on Piedmont Ave. near Cheshire Bridge - an area I pass multiple times a week. It’s a small space, but there is a lot going on in there + I knew I liked it as soon as I walked in and saw the King of Pops served here sign!
Sheik’s walls are covered with a whimsical Persian mural. This is my favorite section…
Slick ordered Sheik tea over ice with honey and we listened closely as our enthusiastic server walked us through the unfamiliar menu. As this was my very first Persian food experience, I needed a bit of hand-holding to make sure that I knew what I was getting into.
Our server suggested that we start off with chips and eggplant with herbs dip. The eggplant’s texture and flavor was unusual to me, but in a good way. The small cup of dip was not around for long!
After much deliberation, Slick + I deferred to the server to select our entrees. He split two tasty burritos between us.
On the left: La Dirka-Dirka – lamb sirloin, bad-man-jon, and red spinach served Persian style (wrapped in Persian flat bread with Basmati rice and yogurt).
On the right: La Camelback – local chicken breast, feast-n-june, Persian salsa, maroon and gold beets, and feta in a whole wheat tortilla.
They arrived with chips and a small cup of Persian salsa: tomatoes, cucumbers, red onions, mint, olive oil + citrus.
We very quickly devoured both burritos. They were delicious and filled with unique flavors.
I think it’s important to challenge your taste buds, AND I think it’s important to have a restaurant that you can escape to when you have a keratin treatment slathered all over your head + you don’t want to see anyone you know. Sheik was a perfect escape for both. Keep an eye out for it on Piedmont Ave. It’s a gem and worthy of a visit. Heck, it’s King of Pops and Q+DD approved! You can’t really beat that…
Sheik Burritos n Kabobs
1877 Piedmont Rd NE
Atlanta, GA 30324
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