Jerusalem Cafe


I love Mediterranean food, although I find it confusing when some people around here call hummus and felafel Greek.

When we first arrived in Jackson, one of my husband's co-workers offered to show us around town. Our first stop was his favorite bar - the hotel bar at the Hilton on County Line Road, not even a downtown hotel. They had live music with an Eric Clapton cover artist. Both my husband and I agreed, it was not an auspicious start!

After a few drinks, and plenty of conversation about himself, he said he wanted to take us to a great little Greek place. That did not sound promising to me, when I think of Greek food, roasted goat comes to mind. The food actually turned out to be the highlight of our evening. We stopped by Keifer's, a well-known hangout for students from Millsap's College. They have great hummus and felafel and lots of other Mediterranean stuff.

In any case, I had a craving for some baba ganouj a few days ago and decided to test the Jerusalem Cafe with a friend of mine. It was a bust - Keifer's has my business from now on!

8 comments:

Tanya said...

Well I'm glad your evening was not a total waste,lol.
I'm not very experienced with Med food, but I do love hummus and gyros!

Rambling Round said...

Wow! You have many choices of restaurants...I never heard of any of that food.

Per Stromsjo said...

Can't remember trying roasted goat ;) but it certainly sounds like a unique experience.

M.K. said...

Gotta love Keifers!! When my husband and I get back to Jackson, we always try to eat there once. LOVE their gyros and cottage fries. I remember when their gyros were less than $3!

Chris said...

I have a friend who was going to take me to a Greek restaurant for my birthday one year. Long story short, it is a Turkish restaurant. I wasn't sure about eating there as I am not a fan of a lot of Med. foods. However, I am now a convert. When you have the good stuff, it makes a difference!

Steve Buser said...

hummus makes my mouth start craving for stuffed grape leaves.

Silver Solo said...

the artichoke dip at Keefers will have you at first bite!

Dina said...

Shalom from the real Jerusalem.
My first time at your blog (through Sky Watch) and this post's title caught my eye.
Every town need a good place for hummus and felafel!
Magnolia DP is very nice.