Did you know Tabbuli Grill features an authentic hookah bar? Maybe you haven’t tried it because it looks intimidating or you are unsure about it. Here is an overview about hookahs and how they work.
The photo at the right shows some of the hookahs we have at Tabbuli Grill. Generally there is a jar at the bottom of the hookah that is filled with enough water to submerge a few centimeters of the body tube, which is sealed tightly to it. You do not want to overfill the jar since it will increase the inhalation force needed to use it. Tobacco – or shisha – is placed inside the bowl at the top of the hookah and then a foil or charcoal screen with a burning charcoal is placed on top. In some countries, the bowl is covered with perforated tin foil or a metal screen to separate the coal and the shisha. This minimizes inhalation of any coal ash with the smoke. Adding the foil may reduce the temperature the tobacco is exposed to, preventing it from burning directly.
To smoke using a hookah you inhale through the mouthpiece at the end of the tube. The air is pulled through the charcoal and into the bowl holding the tobacco. The hot air heats, but does not burn the tobacco, and produces smoke. The smoke is passed down through the body tube that extends into the water in the jar and cools the smoke. The smoke bubbles up through the water, loses heat, and fills the top part of the jar. When a smoker inhales through the hose, smoke passes into the lungs, and the change in pressure in the jar pulls more air through the charcoal, continuing the process.
A typical hookah session lasts about 45 minutes and can be shared with another person, or a small group of friends. Tabbuli offers the following flavors of shisha to choose from: cherry, double apple, mint, strawberry, orange, grape, energy drink, plum, cappuccino, melon, watermelon, grape & mint cocktail, pineapple, honey, apricot, mango, coconut, peach and the Tabbuli special blend.
Want to give it a try? We offer hookah specials on Thursdays!
If you ask us, of course we will give rave reviews about our authentic Mediterranean food. But – you don’t have to take our word for it – listen to what some of our clients have said about us:
“Excellent atmosphere and food – friendly service.” – E. Phillips
“Great place – will come back again!!!” R.F.
“Love your patio!! Thanks for allowing our dog to visit and thanks for the big pail of water.” – H. Peacock
(If you didn’t already know, Tabbuli Grill is dog-friendly. Bring you best canine pal the next time you want to enjoy Tabbuli’s beautiful patio for lunch!)
“Great service. Good prices. Nice atmosphere. Food amazing.” – S.S.
“10 out of 10.” – D. George
“First time here and I absolutely loved my lamb kabob! I’ll definitely be back again very soon!” – K. Hawkins
“Add some swarma to your menu! Very wonderful – best baba ganoush I’ve ever had!” – J. Slicer
It’s January in South Carolina – know what that means? It’s time for the third annual Restaurant Week South Carolina! Tabbuli Grill and sister restaurant Toast! will be participating with 3 course menus for $20 per person. Here is your sneak peek at Tabbuli Grill’s menu for the eleven day event, which runs January 12 to January 22.
First course (choose one)
Hummus – classic hummus with tahini, lemon & garlic
Baba ghanoush – roasted eggplant pureed with tahini, garlic and lemon
Tabbuli salad – a refreshing salad of Bulgur wheat, parsley, tomato, mint, lemon juice and olive oil
Second course (choose one) – served with Basmati rice, Jerusalem salad, and grilled vegetables
Braised lamb shank – tender braised lamb shank in a rich stock, topped with gremolata
Shrimp kabob – local fresh shrimp marinated in olive oil, lemon juice, rosemary and spices
Chicken pita – Yogurt marinated chicken
Third course (choose one)
Baklava or chocolate mousse
Welcome to Tabbuli Grill’s new blog! We plan to feature events, new menu items and everything else happening at Tabbuli Grill here on the blog.
If you’ve been a long time fan of Tabbuli, you may know how our beautiful outdoor patio has evolved over time. If not, we thought it would be fun to look back at the before, the after – and the second after. What is now a beautiful patio, was once just a parking lot, as seen below.
Our first renovation was beautiful:
But we didn’t stop there. We wanted to create a larger, but intimate patio setting for year-round dining. We enlarged the patio, added an outdoor bar and heat lamps to create our current patio:
If you haven’t experienced the food, drinks and entertainment at Tabbuli Grill – what are you waiting for?