The Top 100 List: #49 Ali Baba Grill’s “Hummus be-shawarma”

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Ali Baba Grill’s “Hummus be-Shawarma”

Location: Golden

Rating: 3.5 (out of 10)

Price: $11

The Skinny: Upon entering, you look on the wall and see all of these accolades: best this, best that.   Write-ups here, write ups there.  Whoever their publicist is, hire them tomorrow – they are selling ice cream to Eskimos.  I just do not see what all the fuss is about.

The hummus had the look of being good: fluffy, creamy, golden – but the taste was clearly off.  Too much cumin maybe?  The waiter, pausing from watching football in the back, gave me the option of chicken or gyro shawarma or both, so I did both.  The two were like the yin and yang of taste on a plate.  Chicken was borderline inedible, but the gyro was surprisingly terrific.  In the end, it just seems silly to drive all the way out to Golden for such an uneven plate, when there are excellent middle eastern options on Colorado blvd.

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