A related review stated: "Cafe Rita is always packed by noon. That's because eating there is like going over to your Armenian grandparents' house for lunch."
|George and Rita Sarikhanian|
"We serve Lebanese food, with an Armenian twist," George Sarikhanian told the reviewer. The twist appears to be a little extra spice, including a lot of extra pepper. Rita does all the cooking, "grinds her own spices, chops her own herbs and prefers knives to food processors. Cafe Rita doesn't buy anything pre-prepared from other Middle Eastern sources except the pita bread."
Sounds great to us. I'm thinking about the three-kebab platter for $10. I may be thinking about it for a while, as Houston hasn't been on our travel itinerary -- but hey, now we know where to eat if we're in town!