Tuesday, February 18, 2020

February Foodiememphis Gathering: Raffe's Deli

How many thousands of times have you driven past Raffe's Deli at 3358 Poplar near East High School and Highland? How many times have you thought "I wonder what that place is like?" Well foodiememphis is here to answer all your questions about this incredible hidden gem of a restaurant in east midtown? I never know what to call this area. Memphians, I need your help.

Next Tuesday, the 25th of February, we will be gathering at Raffe's Deli at 6:30 p.m. to explore their Mediterranean fare. We will learn the answer to the age old question...is the wrap pronounced Gyro, Hero, or something else entirely?!

Sean, the owner, and Emma, his right hand woman, have put together a menu to die for. I have sampled much of it already, on my numerous trips "researching" this place...what can I say, I'm a fan and you should be too...or will be after next Tuesday

Our menu includes:

Hummus: A creamy blend of chickpeas, garlic, spices and sesame butter, with warm pita bread. 
Baba Ganoush: Roasted Eggplant and garlic dip, served with warm pita. 
Monk's Dip: A savory blend of our house spicy hummus, cool tzatziki sauce, and smoky baba ganoush. 
Grape Leaves: Cooked rice and onions, with herbs and spices, wrapped in zesty grape leaves. Served with tzatziki. 
Tabouli Salad: Citrusy mix of diced tomato, onion, cucumber, chopped parsley, mint, olive oil, bulgur wheat and spices. 
Falafel Patties: Fried patties made of chickpeas, parsley, onions and spices. Served with tzatziki sauce. 
Classic Gyro: Savory mixed lamb and beef, lettuce, tomato, onion, and tzatziki sauce, wrapped in warm pita.
Lamb & Beef or Chicken Doner Kebab: Rotisserie broiled shaved lamb and beef or chicken, tomato, onion, lettuce, spicy olive oil, tzatziki sauce, served on pita. 
Baklava: Middle Eastern pastry made with layers of phyllo dough, chopped nuts, and honey.

I don't know about you,  but I can't wait til next Tuesday. Buy your tickets below. Raffe's has a smaller dining area, so there is a 20 person cap for this gathering, so get your tickets quickly

FYI: Raffe's has over 300 beers for sale and several on tap. They fill growlers if you are so inclined. Be sure to try a new to you beer with your meal. The ticket price is for food only, so any beers ordered will be between you and the restaurant. Looking forward to seeing you there!

Ticket sales for this gathering have been closed.

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