When I first moved to College Station to start 365DealsForU.com, we did a poll on our facebook page asking folks what their favorite restaurant in town is. That was the first time I heard about Shiraz Shish Kabob in Culpepper Plaza, which had more people mention it as their favorite than any other restaurant. I recently stopped in and could taste why so many folks call it their favorite eatery.
I ordered the 2 Kabob Plate, one Shiraz Shish Kabob featuring minced beef blended with spices and one Marinated Beef Shish Kabob. The plate also came with pita bread and a generous serving of rice. Everything was fresh, perfectly cooked and seasoned and utterly delicious. They grilled the kabobs to order in their open kitchen, pulling them right out of a refrigerated showcase at the counter. The rice was coked perfectly, and obviously fresh, not dried out from sitting around.
In addition to the Kabob Plate, I tried out their Tabouleh salad, one of my favorite middle eastern dishes made of bulgur, tomatoes, cucumbers, finely chopped parsley, mint, onion, and garlic and seasoned with olive oil, lemon juice, and salt. It was fresh and tasty, but could have done with a little less lemon for my taste. It’s hard to knock a meat lover’s paradise like Shiraz Shish Kabob for not nailing the salad, and it could have just been an off day for the Tabluleh.
Either way, I’ll give it one more try when I return to try more meat kabobs. There are plenty to choose from and they all looked delicious: Lamb, Chicken, Beef Filet, Lamb Shank, Game Hen, and more. If you like being a carnivoire, you will love Shiraz Shish Kabob.