Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Dune: Falafel and Modern Middle Eastern on Atwater's Glendale Blvd.

Dune is still in its soft opening stage, but so far the small sandwich spot is turning out some unconventional but quite satisfying pita flatbreads in a small Glendale Blvd. space next to Juice and near Viet Noodle. The counter man wasn't very chatty but did say that the food doesn't represent any particular country, just the Middle East, and that the owner is from Poland. Or possibly Colorado. (It's actually Elf owner Scott Zwiezen.)
organic falafel sandwich at Dune
We tried an organic falafel ($8) with a heap of very soft and flavorful chickpea patties piled on a nicely charred homemade flatbread, topped with hummus and pickles. The lamb sandwich is made with pasture-raised lamb, and it's a little pricey at $10 for a few small lamb patties. But the yogurt sauce has a nice zing and presumably the lambs at least lived happy lives. For now the other items include a picked beet, feta and egg sandwich, hummus, tabbouli and rosewater dates for dessert. There are no tables inside, but outside Dune shares sidewalk tables with Juice and Kaldi. Dune seems like a good addition to a street that could use some updated casual spots.

3143 Glendale Blvd.

1 comment:

Miles said...

I'm so glad you noted it. I've been looking for it to come up on yelp or somewhere over the last week. It's super cute inside and I'm excited to try it! Yay.