Fresh Shipment of Greek Extra Virgin Olive Oil is Here !

  We just received a fresh shipment of Greek extra virgin olive oil. We filled few dozen bottles and it's on our shelves now at Blue Oli...

Sunday, May 16, 2021

Fresh Shipment of Greek Extra Virgin Olive Oil is Here !

 



We just received a fresh shipment of Greek extra virgin olive oil. We filled few dozen bottles and it's on our shelves now at Blue Olive Grill. Bottles are $7 each. Come get yours. They go fast!




Sunday, May 2, 2021

New Items on Blue Olive Online Menus

 



Chicken Musakhan Pie (Musakhan Fatayer)


One of the most popular Palestinian Arab dishes is Musakhan! Musakhan - which is considered along with Makloobah as the National dishes of Palestine-  is a Palestinian Arab cuisine dish, composed of roasted chicken baked with onions, sumac, allspice over taboon bread (big round thick flat bread). So what we did here is take the Musakhan and make it into chicken pies. Chicken Musakhan will be served in a pie format with same spices and deliciousness ! Try it. The Chicken Musakhan Plate is served with hummus, feta salad and pita bread. Chicken Musakhan Plate is available on the Dinner / EntrĂ©e menu.





Middle Eastern Potato Pie (Fatayer Batata)


Fatayer (middle eastern style pie) comes in many varieties, shapes and flavor. We added fatayer batata (potato pies or savory potato pastry) to the menu.  Simple recipe with cooked / mashed potatoes and spices.  Fatayer Batata is available on the Appetizer Menu.





Kibbeh

Kibbeh is a family of dishes based on spiced ground meat, onions, and grain, popular in Middle Eastern cuisine. In Levantine cuisine (Lebanon, Syria and Palestine), kibbeh is usually made by pounding bulgur wheat together with meat into a fine paste and forming it into balls with toasted pine nuts and spices.  Kibbeh is available on the Appetizer menu.



Tuesday, April 13, 2021

We survived Covid 19! Get $5 Gift Certificate


 

Last year was a tough for everyone but we weathered the storm and made it okay. We're back to full operation and full capacity. We thank our customers for their continued support over the past year. Your loyalty is greatly appreciated and clearly, we wouldn't have made it without your support. Thanks you all.  


As a token of our appreciation, we would like text you $5 gift certificate that you can use any time. Simply text "Blog" to 225-223-0879 to receive yours. Again, Thank You. 


Blue Olive Grill Staff


Monday, February 1, 2021

Updated Restaurant Hours

 


We modified our operating hours just a little bit. 


Lunch hours are still the same 11:00 a.m. - 02:30 p.m. 

Now we open earlier for dinner at 04:00 p.m. (instead of 04:30 p.m.) and we close at 07:30 p.m. (instead of 08:00 p.m.). 

Business Hours are the same Monday - Saturday. 

We are still closed Sundays but bulk / catering orders are always accepted. For Sunday orders please call 225-223-0879 or 972-548-7050 (during restaurant regular business hours).  We only ask that your order must be $100 or more to make it worthwhile for us. Thanks and please text or call 225-223-0879 for any comments and inquires.

Thursday, May 14, 2020

National Dishes of the Middle East


A national dish is a culinary dish that is strongly associated with a particular country. A dish can be considered a national dish for a variety of reasons although many nations have favorite or popular dishes but not necessarily a national dish.

When a Middle Easterner or an Arab think of Mansaf, Jordan instantly comes to mind and same goes to the Egyptian dish Ful Mudammes and the Saudi dish Kabsah. So many of the Middle Eastern nations have their own national dish and some nations boast more than one as in the case with  the Palestinian cuisine.

Of course, not all countries have a national dish and some countries share popular or favorite dishes as in the case with the nations of the Arabian (Persian) Gulf.
Since this is not a food blog, we have no recipes to offer you but there are many food blogs and ton of websites that offer thousands of recipes. 

Here are a few good food blogs: (some are no longer active but they have good archives)

Anissa Helou

Syrian Foodie in London

Turmeric & Saffron

Allrecipes - Middle Eastern Recipes

Hummus with Tabbouleh

Taste of Beirut

Orange Blossom Water



Here is a list of all Middle Eastern countries with their respective national dishes or popular (favorite) dishes. Items in bold indicates an "unofficial" national dish followed by other popular dishes



Jordan - Mansaf, Mjederra, Oozi, Kofta






Lebanon Kibbeh, Tabbouleh, Halawat Al Jebneh, Kofta, Sayadiyah, Sujuk






Egypt - Ful (fool) Muddames, Koshary, Moloukhiya, Falafel






Yemen - Saltah, Mandi, Ogdat






Palestine Makloobah, Musakhan, Falafel,, Knafeh, Mloukhiyah, Mjederra








Oman - Mashuai, Machboos, Shuwa, Kebab (curried)






Syria - Kibbeh, Kebab Halabi, Shanklish, Kofta, Muhammara, Sujuk






Saudi Arabia - Kabsah, Mutabbag, Oozi






Kuwait - Machboos,  Margoog,  Harees, Mutabbag, Balaleet, Quwarmah Ala Dajaj






Bahrain Muhammar, Machboos Margoog,  Harees, Mutabbag






Qatar - Harees, Machboos, Kabsah, Balaleet






United Arab Emirates Popular dishes are blend of the Levant and the Gulf region but Shawarma seems to be UAE's favorite dish!






Morocco - CouscousTajine, Harissa, Harira, B'ssara, Pastilla











Tunisia - Couscous, Lablabi, Harissa, Marqa, Brik, Ojja






Algeria Couscous,  Harisa, Merguez. Harira, Makroudh, Mechoui






Libya - Osban, Asida, Bazeen, Couscous






Iraq Samak Mashouf,  Kleicha, Iraqi Kebab






Sudan Ful (fool) Masri, Kammonia





Thursday, April 9, 2020

Blue Olive Catering Package




Blue Olive Catering Package 

Regardless of number of persons, those are the popular components of our package. For pricing and customized catering menu, please text 225-223-0879 or email blueolivegrill@gmail.com


Meats (choose 2 or get all 3)

- Chicken Kabob
- Kofta Kabob
- Gyro

Appetizers 
- Hummus of any flavor 
- Tzatziki
- Dolmas


Sides
- Roasted potatoes or spicy potatoes
- Plain rice
- Plain Biryani rice
- Mixed vegetables

Salad
- House salad
- Feta salad
- Greek salad

Pita
- Arabic (pocket pita)
- Greek (flat pita)

Dessert
- Baklava


For pricing and customized catering menu, please text 225-223-0879 or email blueolivegrill@gmail.com