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Tips for Working with Phyllo Dough

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Phyllo is a favorite pastry for making any number of Mediterranean dishes, from spanakopita, aka spinach pie and delicious baklava we serve at Paymon’s to meat pies and Greek custard-filled pastries. These pre-made, paper-thin sheets of phyllo dough elevate dishes to new textural levels, however, working with the tissue-like dough can sometimes get tricky. Here […]

Vegetarianism and Middle Eastern Cuisine

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Whether it’s a matter of health, religion, or just personal preference, some people don’t eat certain foods, and most restaurants today realize that people have different dietary needs. One such dietary preference is vegetarianism. Many restaurants offer one or two meatless entrees to try to appease those who don’t eat meat, but otherwise, vegetarians are […]

Going to Happy Hour Doesn’t Have to Just Involve Alcohol

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Las Vegas is the city in a regular happy hour—there are a million places all over the city to get an excellent deal on cocktails and unwind from the workday. But often, people think these hours with drink specials are limited to alcohol. Happy hour appetizers are the way to get everyone to unwind, even […]

Olive Oil: Healthy and Delicious

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Although considered sacred by the people of the Mediterranean for thousands of years, the precise origins of the olive tree are somewhat mysterious. What is known is that cultivation began a very long time ago somewhere in the Near East and spread slowly westward across the Mediterranean Sea. The Egyptians, Phoenicians, Greeks, and Romans all […]

The Secret to Why Our Athens Fries Are So Addictive

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What’s the first thing that comes to mind when you hear Athens fries? Do you imagine a basket of fresh, hot fries seasoned to perfection? Athens fries are the staple of Paymon’s Mediterranean Restaurant and customers come from far and wide to get their fix of hot potato decadence.  But what exactly makes these so […]

Eggplant: Not Just a Sexy Emoji!

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Eggplant, also known by names such as aubergine, garden egg, melongene, and brinjal is a bountiful summer garden producer that is often egg-shaped and usually a beautiful, shiny, deep purple color. This nutritional giant is often found in traditional Mediterranean cuisine. The eggplant is a rich vegetable (actually a fruit) that when cooked, caramelizes giving […]