'Ello there. I have a fairly stress-free life, but due to my inability to manage my time (I think I possessed such ability at some point, but lost it all as soon as I made the transition from "college student" to "adult who forgot everything she learned in college") I've dug myself into a slippery, muddy pit of work, and work, and no sleep, and work. (The work is related to the upcoming Serious Eats book—the publisher needs stuff now, pretty much, and I'm still working on the photos. Ah. Ahhhh. Aaaeeuuhhhhhhhfuckinpoopypoop.) For once, it's a somewhat legit reason for me to not update my blog (as opposed to those other times when I don't update my blog, which are usually caused by "dickin' around on the Internet...like, damn, did you see that video of the ducklings being blown over by the wind and rolling around like crazy? AHAHAHA HILARIOUS or sad NO, IT'S HILARIOUS"), but I feel shitty about it. Also, as I'm going on a family vacation to Orlando from Thursday to next Tuesday, I figured if I didn't say something now it'd be a hell of a long gap between my last post and the latest one.
So...this post...is so far...not very useful. Okay, here's some hummus. The best hummus in the city, perhaps.
It seems wrong to deem anything "the best [insert foodstuff]" if you haven't tried every possible contender in the category, but after you eat at Mimi's Hummus you don't want to try anything else because Mimi's has set an impossibly high standard of hummus awesomeness. Granted, I'm saying this as someone who's never been to the Middle East, nor someone who would characterize herself as a hummus expert. In general, I merely like hummus, but specifically, I love Mimi's hummus.
Whyyyy? It's silky smooth. It's creamy. It haz a flavor. It's thick and rich, but not too much of either. I eat it and think, "This is what I want all hummus to be like." I've never had such deeply satisfying hummus before.
The hummus would be great on its own, but it's better slathered on fresh pita. This is the good stuff: warm, thick, fluffy bread rounds. They offer whole wheat and white, but we all know white is tastier. NO DEBATE ALLOWED.
Mimi's Hummus also makes non-hummus items worth trying—shakshuka, lamb pie, beet salad, and eggplant "caviar" pictured above—but if you can only order one thing, it's the hummus you're after. During my last visit to Mimi's with seven other people, we shared four kinds of hummus, along with everything above.
...I think that was one of the fastest food reviews I've ever written. Because it's quite incomplete. But you get the gist. Maybe I should write like this more often. SPEED POST. [WOOSH]
If you have a recommendation for better hummus in the city, tell me and I'll check it out. ...Maybe. I'm quite attached to Mimi's. Word of warning: It's a tiny place with 16-ish seats. If you want to go with a large group, you should call them first.