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Big Arc Chicken
Posted by HummusLuva on 08/02/2012
The best middle eastern food in the city. It's cheap, it's tasty, it's healthy - done and done. Literally a hole in the wall; there's no thrills or frills but the food is as authentic as it gets. The chicken is some of the best I've tasted - tasty, moist/juicy, and a bit of spice to it. The flatscreen TV on the wall is always tuned into programming in Arabic, and cabbies frequent the place day/night so this place is doing something right. The guy working the counter is very friendly, and the hot sauce is, well, "hot" to say the least. I go there at least once/week and don't see myself breaking that trend.
Posted by TripleJ on 10/19/2007
I live nearby and frequent this place. You want something light and healthy and cheap-who doesn't-try a baba ganouj sammi. Really hungry? get a half roasted chicken with a pita, salad, rice and vegitable for 6.50. They also grill whole fish which I've never tried. they have a real following amongst cabbies which is always a good sign. they show Al jazeera on the TV in the back which is sort of interesting to watch. While I wouldn't travel to get to this place I'm very glad it's near.
Posted by LovesBigArc on 08/01/2007
i love this place. it may not look like much (i've never dined in!) but the food is healthy: grilled whole and half chickens, rice, veggies, baba ghanoush, hummous, salad and a bunch of other stuff i never get. for the price, the ease, and the quality, it's better for you than pizza, thai, chinese, etc. and for the health factor, it's a lot cheaper than the upscale healthfood places in the neighborhood. i always feel like i've gotten a bargain when i eat at big arc and don't feel like i've just eaten some cheap greasy crap.
Posted by Anonymous on 05/24/2007
Consistently good, delicious, and dirt cheap - best takeout spot in the neighborhood.
Posted by lrob on 02/23/2007
Great place for food: good value, tasty chicken, great sides, & healthy.
Posted by jb on 10/31/2006
Really tasty too.
Posted by FoodLover on 03/20/2006
What a great place to grab some fast, inexpensive and delicious food! For $6, you can get enough food to feed you for two days. I highly recommend this place