The Craving: Harman's English Pea Falafel

September 2013

Since first reading this story about Shish Kabob Grill, I've been on a falafel bender. Although I usually seek out the chickpea fritters at Middle Eastern restaurants (Phoenician Kabob is one I visit regularly), I've also found an excellent version at the two-month-old Harman's Eat & Drink in Cherry Creek. True to chef-owner Mark Fischer's playful and seasonal cuisine, this dish has a twist: The crispy nuggets are made from English peas instead of garbanzo beans.

The falafel are so good, they show up twice on Harman's menu: as an appetizer served with tzatziki for dipping (pictured, above) and tucked inside a sandwich (pictured, right). I prefer the latter, which lumps together halved falafel, cubes of marinated eggplant, a smear of cucumber-y tzatziki, and arugula on a soft telera roll (think Mexican torta, but far more delicate). Best of all: The sandwich, which comes with a choice of side, costs $10 and is big enough to share. 

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