In case you missed it, we ran a review of Abrakababra, a tiny Mediterranean restaurant in Salem, in last Thursday’s Inside Out. Here it is:
By Betsy Cook
Special to The Roanoke Times
The old saying “good things come in small packages” certainly fits Abrakababra, a Greek and Mediterranean take-out restaurant that opened in Salem in November.
Abrakababra is located at the intersection of Apperson Drive and Colorado Street, in the same red brick building that houses Hammerhead Hardware. The blue “GYROS” banner outside the door makes it easier to spot this tiny place, and leaves no doubt as to the star of the menu.
My first visit to Abrakababra was to pick up lunch after a walk with my dog on the nearby greenway. I was lucky to get a parking place in the small gravel area around the side of the building. Inside, there is an open kitchen, a short counter with four stools, a cooler with bottled drinks, and a self-serve sandwich toppings bar — that’s it.
It’s nice to be able to take a seat and watch as your food is prepared. The owner, Youssef Saleh, is friendly and welcoming, and happy to answer questions about the food. If you do choose to eat in and other customers arrive to place orders, you may feel crowded. There is a picnic table outside near the parking area, which is a nice option in cooler weather.
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Have you tried the fare at Abrakababra? If so, what did you think of it?