Jill Rodgers asks:
Searching for months. Where can I get nougat-style Halva in this god-forsaken city?
Sultan's Kitchen and the Boston Kebab House will soon be joined by a third Turkish takeout place, in the alley next to Old City Hall.
Osman Kiramoglu, who started the Boston Kebab House, told the Boston Licensing Board this morning he wants to branch out at 8 City Hall Ave. - with Cafe Hemshin. Kiramoglu is seeking hours of 6 a.m to 8 p.m., Monday through Friday.
The board votes tomorrow on his request for a food-serving license.
This is no hole-in-the-wall falafel "palace" or generic Mediterranean restaurant. This sort of food is what I tend to cook when I'm thinking only of feeding myself, and that jived with me. Istanbul'lu is beautiful Middle Eastern home cooking with its feet firmly planted on the ground.