I envision a series of posts entitled “Stuff I Like” that includes random glimpses into fairly mundane things that I happen to like and enjoy. After all, a blog is in some ways a diary – a catalog of events one can look back on, a glimpse inside my life and, scarier still, my brain.
One thing I like is an easy-to-miss little joint called JuJu’s Mediterranean Bistro. One day while Keri and the boys were meeting her mom for lunch, I was driving by and spontaneously decided to give it a shot. I wasn’t sure it was even open. I walked in and heard the Middle Eastern pop music and knew I’d like the place. Turns out it was just me and JuJu herself, a Lebanese lady in her 50s (?) who does the cooking. She was really friendly and showed me great hospitality – she was really working hard to sell me on the place, and she was successful.
Yes, JuJu’s is great. So far I haven’t made it past stuffed grape leaves (there’s a fancier name I can’t pronounce and wouldn’t dream of spelling), a chicken shawarma sandwich, and fatoush. There’s much more I’d like to try. My greatest concern was whether or not the place could survive. Last week I returned for lunch with my friend Paul and was happy to see other customers.
I’m not a food critic, so here’s a review from someone who apparently is. But I encourage you to give it a shot.