313 – 319 Old Street
Tel: 020 7749 0999
The Victims: Jon, Matt, John
The Damage: £40 total
The Background: Matt and John are leaving me…flying back to the U.S. next week. So I decided to take them out to lunch and invited Jon along for the trip.
I don't know why I haven't written about Shish before. God knows I've been there enough times. I like Shish because I am cheap. A big group can eat there for £10 a head. I also like Shish because I like hummous and pita.
The Food: Above, I wrote that A. I like Shish and B. I like hummous and pita. You would think that would mean that I would enjoy the intersection of the two (or three, as the case may be)…the ven diagram, I suppose. But you know…I'm not sure. I am not a huge fan of the hummous at Shish. I like the pita, but I bet it comes from a plastic bag. The hummous needs salt. (But remember my nationality as you read that.)
But I do like the meal deal at Shish. That's why I keep coming back. for £8.95, you get two mezes (hummous & pita for me, plus some red peppers with feta cheese) and a main dish. Plus a drink! My main was a chicken skewer with rice and a little bit of salad. It was good. But just good. I think the chicken was just the slightest bit underdone. Hmmm.
The Loos: I do not ever want to use these again. I could not wait to get out of there. Uggh. Purell!!
The Verdict: I betcha I'll be back to Shish by March. I know. Don't hate me.