You say it’s your birthday
Well it’s my birthday too–yeah
You say it’s your birthday
We’re gonna have a good time
I’m glad it’s your birthday
Happy birthday to you.
–The Beatles

Friday was Bill’s birthday (and mine is coming up mid-month, making the song almost true), so we took time out of the day to have lunch together at Naf Naf, http://www.nafnafgrill.com/, a Mediterranean restaurant with the perfect mix of delicious food and fast service. Even with many people getting take-out, it can be difficult to find a table, but we managed.

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Bill had hummus with falafel and their famous fluffy pita bread:

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I had a falafel pita, which obviously comes in a pita with hummus, Israeli salad and tahini, and we added a side of their homemade chips:

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Part of Bill’s birthday gift was a mixed six-pack of beer from the Chicago area’s place to buy anything alcoholic, Binny’s, http://www.binnys.com/.   The night’s selection was Anti-Hero IPA.

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The gift that keeps on giving, at least for six night’s total.  We had Old Brown Dog Ale tonight and it was really good.

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Birthday dinner was salmon with a brown sugar mustard glaze, a Bobby Flay recipe, http://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/bobby-flay/salmon-with-brown-sugar-and-mustard-glaze-recipe/index.html, asparagus and farro.

For dessert, we had chocolate frogs, a chance purchase which turned out to be delicious and just the right amount.  The inside was a chocolate mousse that was not too sweet.  They were almost too cute to eat.  Almost.

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Comments
  1. yarnspinnerr says:

    Belated B’Day Greetings.

    Thanks for sharing the feast. 🙂

  2. Happy birthday to Bill and to you later this month.

  3. Happy Birthday to Bill … I’m on love with this chocolate frogs ;o)

  4. Good morning,

    I have already wished Bill a happy birthday – and now I wish you a happy birthday in advance.

    You keep finding these amazing restaurants in your area which is terrific. Nice photos as usual.

    What is an antihero IPA? Surely, that’s not Bill’s drink…

    • Anti-hero IPA is just the name of that particular beer, recommended by a guy at Binny’s. Bill likes light, hoppy beers, Belgian-ale types. It was good but not something we’d get again, although the can is way cool. The Old Brown Dog Ale was much nicer, especially for me, a dark beer-lover.

  5. Hummus and pita…my kind of birthday ‘cake’.

  6. vbholmes says:

    Happy Birthdays (one early and one belated), Janet and Bill! I could smell the food when I looked at your photos, Janet–and that dessert, a yummy-fun ending to a celebratory meal.

  7. Green beer (well, beer in a green can) and Guinness-brown frogs – Chicago is a confusing place. 😉 Seriously, it all looks yummy, and happy birthday to both of you!

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