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What’s Not to Love? Our Town

October 28, 2012

Or rather, towns. The Silicon Valley, you see, isn’t one town. It’s dozens. We live in one, eat in many others, shop in yet another, go to school in a different one. It is a glorious mosaic of color, cuisine and culture.

Kind of like this mural underway at one of our favorite local dives, Falafel’s Drive In. Since 1966, long before falafel had made it to main stream, Falafel’s has been serving amazing Middle Eastern goodness at walk up windows and outdoor tables.

From their website: In 1966, Anton and Zahie Nijmeh moved their family to San Jose, CA. They wanted to create a business that provided healthy and authentic foods for their children and their community. Their passion for home cooking drove them to open up a Drive-In. He started by selling hamburgers and slowly introduced his customers to his delicious falafels made from his own recipe. He told them, “Try it, you’ll like it,” over and over again. He was confident that they would like what they tried and surely enough, they came back for more. Quickly the word spread that Falafel’s Drive-In was the place to eat the best food in town.

Guy Fieri discovered Falafel’s a few years back (see video below), but we’re happy to say, we were there first. Now the kids don’t mind the wait for our food (all made to order of course) for the simple fun of finding all our local icons, companies and scenic sights on this amazing mural (only four of 10 or so total panels shown below.)

For our local friends – they are now serving dolmas. Oh, My. Word. Ah-mazingly yummy. The kids weren’t so interested in the grape-leaf wrapped rice, feta, lemony, dill-ishiousness, but I didn’t mind not sharing. Not one bit.

Can you find:

  • Steve Jobs
  • eBay
  • Guy Fieri
  • Yelp
  • The Giants
  • The A’s
  • The Niners
  • The Sharks
  • The Earthquakes
  • Mission San Jose
  • Winchester Mystery House

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  1. October 29, 2012 3:12 am

    Sweet! It has been several months since we have gone, so I look forward to going and seeing the murals! Thanks for the heads up about the dolmas, too! Yum! 🙂

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