What anthropology is good for
Well, a lot of things, but most recently, for letting me know about a brand-new Turkish restaurant in Tuscaloosa. If this is not the first Turkish restaurant to ever open in Tuscaloosa I would be shocked and surprised. It is called Yakamoz, and has been there for three weeks. I cannot honestly recommend the Turkish pizza, which was recommended to me, although it was pretty good. I can't recommend it, because we also tried the beef adana kebab and – OMFG. It costs twice as much as the pizza but is more than twice as good. The restaurant has a pretty substantial menu and we are definitely going back to try some of the other seven kinds of kebabs, four kinds of sandwiches, three kinds of omelettes, etc. The only real disappointment is that they have ice cream, but it's western ice cream. Persian ice cream is to die for, and it certainly seems consistent with the breadth of their cuisine. Be that as it may, if you're in Tuscaloosa, look on Hargrove Rd. about two blocks west of McFarland Blvd. It is in the strip mall that used to have a camera shop, right across the parking lot from the other stripmall that has the comic book shop. It faces east and is on the south side of the road. You will find it.
Expect another report after we try some of the other dishes. But frequenting the only representative of a new cuisine in town if it is good, and this one is good, is a sin. Seriously. Go there.