Party Earth Review Boasting one of the motliest music scenes in town, The Middle East is a versatile entertainment complex and nightlife magnet for hipsters, college students, and the music obsessed. Divided into four areas, the venue’s main space is known as “The Corner,” a festive red and yellow bar and dining room featuring acoustic acts, where a perpetual gaggle of indie fans and collegians meet up for beer and falafel before fanning out to see what’s on deck in the other rooms. Patrons looking for hard-driving basement rock can head to the graffiti-decorated “Downstairs,” a spacious music room whose dual bars keep the head-bangers happy while indie bands like ... more
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As a city of the world, Boston does have a great number of ethnic restaurants serving cuisines from around the globe. Among these are a number of establishments that serve Middle Eastern fare. Even within the category of “Middle Eastern,” there is still a great variety of specific types. Turkish, Afghani and Pakistani-specific cuisines, as well as a trickle of Mediterranean-type menu items, such as Greek-style salads and stuffed grape leaves or even Moroccan, are just a few of the things that make this specific category so eclectic.
Places like The Red Fez and Tangierino Restaurant and Koullshi Lounge in Charlestown include a heavy dose of music and entertainment to add to the cultural ambiance of their establishments. The Red Fez features regular live music nights, as if the free parking already wasn't enough to get people in the door. Tangierino has a hookah bar as well as belly-dancing, henna painting, and Tarot card reading inside their 'Arabian Nights' inspired lounge.
Then others like Cafe Jaffa, Lala Rokh, and Falafel King make foods from this area of the world more accessible by making them quick and easy to carry out. Falafel King has earned itself a cult following in the Downtown Crossing area for having fast, reliable service, with good food at great prices, perfect for professionals in the area on their lunch break.