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    For those of you in Atlanta...

    Postby Omphalos » 10 Feb 2011 17:44

    I think there are a few of you here. My cousin owns a restaurant there that sounds pretty good. Jahan, the owner, is half Persian, and runs a Mexican/Persian fusion restaurant. People seem to love it. I personally cannot wait to go myself, but being in CA makes that kind of tough.

    Here's a coupon that he's running lately:

    http://www.webates.com/sheik-burritos-n-kabobs/97

    Take some pics if you go. I miss my cousin a lot.

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    Re: For those of you in Atlanta...

    Postby A Thing of Eternity » 10 Feb 2011 18:39

    I don't think I've had Persian food... I'll bet it melds with Mexican mighty fine though!
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    Re: For those of you in Atlanta...

    Postby Omphalos » 10 Feb 2011 20:27

    It's awesome stuff. I grew up eating it a lot. There don't seem to be too many places for it here in the west though. When my cousins came out here to Sacramento they were dying to eat a restaurant in Sacramento that they had seen advertisements for on the Persian Channel back in Washington DC. Kind of odd that they would advertise a local Sac business all over the country, but others tell me that there are few cities that have real Persian food restaurants in them, and that ad draws a lot of Persian people to Sacramento.
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    Re: For those of you in Atlanta...

    Postby SandChigger » 11 Feb 2011 00:36

    (Do they intentionally use "Persian" to distance themselves from the negative connotations of "Iranian"?)
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    Re: For those of you in Atlanta...

    Postby D Pope » 11 Feb 2011 00:43

    Omphalos wrote:I think there are a few of you here. My cousin owns a restaurant there that sounds pretty good. Jahan, the owner, is half Persian, and runs a Mexican/Persian fusion restaurant. People seem to love it. I personally cannot wait to go myself, but being in CA makes that kind of tough.

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    Re: For those of you in Atlanta...

    Postby Omphalos » 11 Feb 2011 00:48

    SandChigger wrote:(Do they intentionally use "Persian" to distance themselves from the negative connotations of "Iranian"?)


    Absolutely. All of my Persian family and friends do that, and have for decades.
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    Re: For those of you in Atlanta...

    Postby SandChigger » 11 Feb 2011 00:52

    Cool enough. :)
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    Postby Omphalos » 11 Feb 2011 01:07

    SandChigger wrote:Cool enough. :)


    I may have jumped the gun on that. They do it for that reason, but the more important reason is to distance themselves culturally from the folks that run the place now. That regieme has few Persian cultural attribites to it. As in, that is a Moslem culture, not a Persian one.
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    Re: For those of you in Atlanta...

    Postby Freakzilla » 11 Feb 2011 08:19

    Next time I go through town I'll check it out. Sounds interesting.

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    Postby Freakzilla » 11 Feb 2011 08:28

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    Re: For those of you in Atlanta...

    Postby Apjak » 11 Feb 2011 09:12

    I dated a girl whose folks were from Iran. That had to have been over 10 years ago. They called themselves Persian. I just liked hearing her speak in Farsi with her grandmother. Because she was US born and raised, her English had no accent.
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    Re: For those of you in Atlanta...

    Postby lotek » 11 Feb 2011 10:12

    Omphalos wrote:
    SandChigger wrote:(Do they intentionally use "Persian" to distance themselves from the negative connotations of "Iranian"?)


    Absolutely. All of my Persian family and friends do that, and have for decades.


    my uncle is from Iran but I dunno what he calls himself(his mum knew the time of the Shah, when you could buy opium from the chemist btw)

    My cousin calls himself of Persian descent but I call him an Arab to piss him off.
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    Re: For those of you in Atlanta...

    Postby SandRider » 12 Feb 2011 13:14

    there's an Iranian guy in town I'm decent friends with, he was in Austin at the UT in 79, took advantage of the situation and told
    the State Department he was an anti-Islamist & such and they gave him a US passport ... he's been here long enough now, and is enough
    of a character to've developed a fantastic Tommy Lee Jones West Texas drawl ... he calls himself "persian" because I ain't no
    goddamn Ay-rab, you shitheel squarehead ...


    he also does several dead-on mexican accents from landed gentry Ah no, senor, you may not bed my daughter. However, there are
    many goats in the barn of which you may have your choice.
    to pissed-off cholo Hey esse, you got beef, esse ?

    his "natural" speaking voice has quite a WT drawl ... I'll bet he thinks Persian-Mexican food's a great idea ... probably just some
    of the stuff he cooks at home ...
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