Friday, August 04, 2006


I wanted to like Aroma Espresso Bar, really I did, and while my fellow customers were gorgeous and Israeli, the coffee itself, the Israeli version of a Frappuccino that I ordered, was not the frappe of my dreams. I may have to start hanging out there anyway, since the salads looked decent, and sitting around an air-conditioned coffee shop in the Village has to be the lowest-effort way to keep up what's left of my Hebrew.

A better review goes to the new Hummus Place on the Upper West Side. This new branch is slightly more expensive than I remember the Village branches being, but they've got falafel! They've got beer other than Heineken! The place looks really clean! And it's right across from the JCC, so will probably get more sober Israelophiles than drunken hummus-seekers, for what it's worth.

Why exactly was I not assigned this article? I'm just saying...

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

A Hebrew-speaking coffee bar? Cool.

Reminds me of the old joke about the new waiter at Sam's Deli:

"Sam, where did you ever find a Chinese waiter who speaks such good Yiddish?"

"Shh! He thinks he's learning English!"