Cross-posted from my original entry at NeighborhoodNotes.com:
Usually the need for a quick mid-day bite downtown would lead me to one of the lunch carts, but with the brisk fall weather, I opted today to eat indoors, stopping at Karam Lebanese Cuisine.
Although the pumpkin kibbee sounded really intriguing, as did baba ghannouj, today I opted for a simple falafel sandwich. This was a great choice, with a nice balance of savory fried falafel, creamy hummus and tahini, and crunchy tomato, onions and lettuce. Lunchtime service was swift and the price was about $7. The dinner menu has a veggie section, but watch for dishes with dairy.
Karam Restaurant is located at 316 SW Stark St., (503) 223-0830.