Sunday, May 18, 2008

Headquarters Lebanese, North Brunswick, NJ

I'm not sure why the Lebanese family who owns this restaurant decided to name it Headquarters, but whatever the name, it was a warm, homey place with great food. We sat sandwiched between a fake potted plant, a highchair, and a couple of dusty gumball machines.

We started out with a few appetizers: the Mazza platter - hummus, baba ghanoush, stuffed grape leaves, falafel and taboulli; fool - which is a fava bean salad with parsley, tomato, and onion; and kibbeh -- ground lamb mixed with bulgur wheat.

For our main dishes, I got vegetarian kibbeh - which was potato and spinach with spices baked with crust.

Tricia got kofta over fatoosh salad, Frank also got the kofta except with hummus, and redneckhunter, meat-eater that he is, got the mixed grill - chicken kabob, kofta, and shawarma.

647 Georges Rd.
North Brunswick, NJ 08902
(732) 247-5454


Anonymous said...

Lebanese food is always delish....... especially thanks to garlic put nearly everywhere!

Anonymous said...

The father (or someone in the family) was a police officer, hence the name Headquarters. I remember that from going to that restaurant probably 10 years ago. It's been around forever!

fougoo said...

Wow interesting - thanks for the info!

Anonymous said...

Yes, the guy who owned it prior to my mom is in the FBI so hence the name. Not too sure, but it makes sense. Hope everyone enjoys the food! We serve it with love :)

Anonymous said...

I was a friend of the previous owner and worked the restaurant at one time. As he put it to me, when they were first creating the restaurant and working every night to get things finished for opening, Their wives would call late at night asking when they were coming home so when they answered the phone they would say “Headquarters” and one of the members of this group was in fact a police officer, however the way it was put to me, that had little to do with it.