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Mom, Dad and Donna. 1 year. 52 tables. The journey begins January 2010.

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Table 9: Hedary’s Mediterranean Restaurant

A Treat for the Senses

Walking into Hedary’s you are immediately transported across the oceans to another land. Mom and Dad discovered this Fort Worth landmark years ago (I’m thinking 1970s) when introduced by their friends, Ned and Dolores Groeschel. As she was being seated, Mom recalled Ned taking off to talk to the owner who sat at the back of the restaurant peeling garlic. The owner explained that the best way to eat here, was by using the freshly-made hot-out-of-the-oven pita bread. We all felt obliged to let Josh, our waiter extraordinaire,  know this when he delivered our fifth basket of hot pitas.

The food was even better than I remembered. Maybe my adult tastebuds are just more in tune now. On my drive into town today, I had already made up my mind that I wanted the Maza platter – a sampler of sorts (mini dishes) of the different fare offered at Hedary’s. Like everything else, we noted how much the prices had increased (still well worth the $25 in my book). However, what we didn’t know, is now Hedary’s offers a wonderful, all-you-can eat lunch buffet. Not only did I get my Maza platter, but I got to taste everything else, too. Even though I am still pigged beyond believe as I write this post, I am also still savoring every delectable bite. I think the roasted cauliflower and eggplant hummus have got to be at the top of my list of favorites here.

Under the clear plastic table cloths, lies a map of the Middle East. Dad shared how ‘they’ had to fly around Syria to get from one base to another (envision drawing a near complete circle around the country), avoiding Syria’s air space. What I remember from Dad’s trips to the Middle East, was the Turkish pistacio nuts he would bring home in these huge five-pound bags. Maybe they were in smaller bags, but as a kid they looked like five-pound bags to me.

This table is clearly one of our favorites. We just might have to return again, very soon.

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2 comments to “Table 9: Hedary’s Mediterranean Restaurant”

  1. gayla Says:

    This place sounds great! I’m not really familiar with Mediterranean restaurants so this is just the kind of write up I need :)

  2. GrooveMama Says:

    I love Hedary’s! The food is so authentic and yummy! I used to go there when I was a kid and now I take my kids to eat there!!

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