Alhambra Palace

Alhambra Palace
1240 W Randolph St, Chicago, IL 60607

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The Alhambra Palace in southern Spain was the inspiration,
for owner Dr. Nasar Rustom’s dedication
After spending several years traveling throughout the Middle East,
From Syria, Lebanon, Egypt and Morocco,
with each country he visited his collection of artifacts increased
It’s these relics that are used to furnish his dream come true,
To create an Arabian palace that you can find in Chicago
The interior design is admiring, grand, and unique
With an exotic feeling, the ambience is charmingly mystique
A two story lounge and a stage on the first floor below,
here belly dancers entertain you with dinner and a show
Arabian music is playing while the entertainment continue to perform different acts
It grows intense, where fire and swords are included in the climax
The audience remain seated either smoking hookah or enjoying the various dishes
with choices from Mediterranean to Italian,
the tastes are sure to grant all of your wishes
The hummus appetizer is said to be addicting for a heavenly start
And the Mezza Platter,
which is the one I have pictured,
is a top choice for those who are smart
It consists of a little bit of everything but still does it’s job in making you full
From the falafel, hummus, tabouli, and more,
each portion is sure to feed a party of six a mouthful
All in all, Alhambra Palace succeeds in it’s goal to transport you out of Chicago
And take you to an Arabian night in the Middle East…
with majestic decor, extraordinary food, and an exciting show!

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  1. The Moore The Merrier

    February 15, 2016 at 2:00 am

    You are such a great writer! Wonderful post!

    1. Donna Chlimon

      February 15, 2016 at 2:06 am

      Thank you!! I really appreciate it.

  2. Chef Q

    February 15, 2016 at 4:58 pm

    I worked an event here and was truly amazed by the concept, was in the kitchen so I was unable to have an guest experience. Completely forgot about this spot until seeing on your IG. Thanks for sharing. Now its on my must go list!

    1. Donna Chlimon

      February 15, 2016 at 8:27 pm

      I’m happy to have reminded you of it! It truly is an amazing experience, I hope you have just as a great time as I did ?

  3. Kristy Rhine

    February 16, 2016 at 12:34 am

    Thanks for the 🙂 on my blog! I enjoyed reading this post and look forward to reading more!

  4. theslenderspoonblog

    February 22, 2016 at 8:46 pm

    Definitely going to have to try it! I’m so intrigued to see the interior.

    1. Donna Chlimon

      February 23, 2016 at 1:18 am

      You won’t regret it! It’s stunning.

  5. Karina Pinella

    February 23, 2016 at 2:34 am

    Thanks for stopping to visit and liking French-Toasted Bagel Sprinkled with Cheese. I like your blog theme. Great idea!

  6. Léa

    April 22, 2016 at 4:36 pm

    I do manage to get to Spain once in awhile. Of course the border is only about one hour’s drive from my village.
    Perhaps it is time to expand your palate and head for Europe. I can’t think of anywhere better than France to begin… 😉

    I see the food posts but where is the poetry?

    1. Donna Chlimon

      April 22, 2016 at 4:38 pm

      Do you only see the pictures? Is there not also text next to each picture?

      1. Léa

        April 22, 2016 at 4:39 pm

        Donna, forgive me. I shall look again. Léa

        1. Donna Chlimon

          April 22, 2016 at 4:40 pm

          No worries, it happens 🙂 Hope you enjoy!

          1. Léa

            April 22, 2016 at 4:42 pm

            Perhaps I need a guide dog? I’m looking at an ice cream parlour right now…


    May 1, 2016 at 3:24 pm

    Hi Namesake!
    Thanks for visiting my blog. Love your blog. Will be checking in now and then. Have a fabulously delicious week ahead.

    1. Donna Chlimon

      May 1, 2016 at 5:49 pm

      Hello Namesake 🙂 Thanks for stopping by, have a yummy week as well 😉

  8. Hannah Garner

    October 18, 2016 at 9:26 pm

    heyy! I nominated you for an Entertainer Blogger Award. Just in case you don’t want to read the post, here’s what I said about you- “This is such a cute little blog! I just LOVE the idea behind it- it is truly unique and she executes this with such skill (and great poetry)!! So, if you like food and if you like poetry, go check this out. It’s worth it!”

    1. Donna Chlimon

      October 19, 2016 at 4:31 am

      That is so kind of you! Thank you so much for your beautiful words, I truly appreciate it ? Great blog you have going too!

  9. ScribbleScrawler

    October 19, 2016 at 2:20 am

    Your rhyming skills are absolutely incredible!

    Thank you so much for stopping by to read my work. It really does mean a lot. 🙂

    1. Donna Chlimon

      October 19, 2016 at 4:32 am

      Thank you!! I truly enjoy your blog as well ?

  10. deepanilamani

    October 22, 2016 at 12:33 pm

    Lovely. I wont be able to go to so many places like you. So nice to see the pictures and the descriptions of so many nice foods and restaurants and people too 🙂 <3

    1. Donna Chlimon

      October 25, 2016 at 3:54 pm

      Thank you for stopping by! 🙂

  11. willowwrites

    October 27, 2016 at 9:47 pm

    Fun posts! and I would LOVE to be where there are so many restaurants and culture to chose from….stay warm this winter though. I hear it is brutal up there brrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr from a a southern girl.

    1. Donna Chlimon

      October 28, 2016 at 3:41 pm

      Oh yes the winters are brutal! But I have to admit that the restaurants make up for it 😉

  12. randyjw

    November 5, 2016 at 3:43 pm

    Perfect choices
    of Meditteranean mezzes.
    I see hummus, falafel,
    tehina and olives.
    Olivia, ghanoush,
    Grape leaves and more…
    What more could you wish
    when it’s all at your door?

  13. gebbysmith

    November 16, 2016 at 1:28 am

    I had the great good-fortune of living in Spain for three years, and I almost get teary-eyed when I see anything about this beautiful country. Thanks for the post!!!

    1. Donna Chlimon

      November 17, 2016 at 12:30 am

      That sounds so nice, I might have to travel to Spain to see it!

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