Let me premise this post by saying I really, really wanted to like Skewers. First of all, I am a fan of cheap, to-go, Mediterranean/Middle Eastern cuisine. I was excited to return from break to find this obnoxious, kind of ugly sign above the old Thayer Street Cleansers location promising kabob wraps–kabob wraps that would be about three blocks closer to my house than East Side Pockets! Then, a week later, we at BlogDH discovered their Facebook page:
And so my excitement about Skewers only grew. Seriously, falafels and typos are two of my favorite things. A typo as awkward as that can make me laugh for a week or two. Also considering the fact that sharing their Facebook page from Blog’s got them a solid 20 likes, I thought Kaboobs and I could be good friends. (They still haven’t added anything to their Facebook page or corrected the typo. Their website also looks like this, so it seemed like they would fit in perfectly with the many odd and dysfunctional Thayer establishments we love).
Unfortunately, Skewers is just not very good. It’s actually kinda bad. My first tip-off was when a fellow blogger, who’d actually fought me for this joy of reviewing
Kaboobs Skewers, sent me this screenshot of his newsfeed:
While that is just one person’s opinion, the kid’s right. Although I can only report on what I had–a gyro wrap–it was… bad, comprising of a stale-tasting wrap combined with suspicious and sort of inedible meat. Eventually, I tried to make the most of my $6.99, by unwrapping it, throwing away the meat, and using a fork to pick at the rice, lentils, and vegetables.
But it’s not all bad! Food aside: it has the aesthetic a great drunk eatery (i.e. it’s not a weird shape like Baja’s. Baja’s is so delicious! Why is it the narrowest place on Earth?!). Everyone there was really nice (i.e. the lady called me honey). The other good news here is that East Side Pockets has nothing to worry about.
All in all, I miss Thayer Street Cleansers. The fact that it wasn’t “Cleaners” but “Cleansers,” that’s what I miss most.
[A previous version of this post said the writer ate a gyro falafel wrap. It was actually just a gyro wrap.]
Images via Deena Butt ’16.