|I was so hungry, I forgot to take a photo until the table was half finished. Haha!|
Last weekend, Jules and I drove down to Los Angeles to check out our wedding venue and spend some time with some of my favorite family members. We didn’t even have an agenda, other than, “go see wedding venue on Saturday”, so I didn’t do a carefully planned out restaurant itinerary like I would have liked, but on our last day, my cousin suggested that instead of a traditional eggs & mimosas-type brunch, we go and try out Raffi’s in Glendale. Since LA has one of the biggest Persian and Armenian populations in the US, I was sure the food was going to be excellent. (I swear, the Shahs of Sunset TV series would be far more interesting if they did more food scenes and less bickering.)
I apologize in advance for the lack of good photos, as I was completely unprepared to be blogging about this place, but it was so delicious, I had to mention it here!
First off, Raffi’s is HUGE. I’m talking, if you were having a party and had to invite everyone including cousins and second cousins, their kids, and those random friends of your parents that you’d offend if you didn’t invite…this place could hold them all. No problem. The indoor patio alone has a capacity of over 300. Onto the food….
My dish was the Koobideh kabob, otherwise known as a “luleh kabob”. For a mere $13, I got these two lovely pieces of skewered kabob atop a mountain of rice so high that even this Asian couldn’t conquer in one sitting. Just a note, all of the kabob plates are huge and can probably be split.