Profile

Cover photo
Sean Roark
107 followers|61,170 views
AboutPostsPhotosYouTube+1's

Stream

Sean Roark

Shared publicly  - 
 
Great even without the miso. Trying it with green beans for Easter.
1
Glory Bee Costa's profile photo
 
Love Brussel Spouts got to try that one
Add a comment...

Sean Roark

Shared publicly  - 
 
This was just the dinner I needed this past weekend. Can't get Punjabi cuisine in my neck of the woods. Goat!
reviewed:
Mister Kabob
2431 St Paul St, Baltimore, MD 21218
I've been patronizing Mr. Kabob since their first weeks. Here are my observations and expectations. I have probably dined at 50 or 60 South Asian restaurants in the last 10 years and consider myself a BIG fan of the cuisine. Additionally I worked in the restaurant business in DC for 6 years, so please weigh this opinion accordingly.

When you arrive, you're going to see Baltimore as it is. If you aren't accustomed to Baltimore you might find it sketchky. However, its as safe as anywhere (including the Inner Harbor) in the city. In this block there's high end barber shops, boutique clothing stores, halfway houses, churches, sub shops, residential homes, a liquor store, a very big and popular Safeway, non profit HQs, and fancy apartment residences . Its as Baltimore as it gets when it comes to mixing demographics.

Street parking is ample except during church services.

The food is excellent. I am married in a South Asian family, and I have been to dozens of Indian/Pakistani places with my mother-in-law. This is clearly her favorite for authenticity, flavor profiles and selections. She is herself an excellent cook and QUITE picky about food, particular in her expert/native cuisine.

Additionally there is a dedicate corps of cabbies who frequent this location. They have their pick of places, but as other reviewers have noted, bang for the buck is tops at Mr. Kabob. Whether a place is favored by working first-gen people is either a good thing or a bad thing, mostly depending on the eye of the beholder. For me...its a good thing.

The food is decidedly Pakistani/North Indian. No coconut curries, dosas or anything sweet. If you're a fan of Punjabi cuisine, this is your spot.

On service - despite the fact that its sit-down, expect a fast casual dining experience. If you want to be waited on go to the Ambassador or the Helmand. There might be white table cloths on the tables, but the service is going to be more like a fast casual joint.

Service speed - previously Mr. Kabob has had issues with turn-around times, for both dine in and carry out. However in the last 6 months or so I have noticed a marked improved in their ability to get orders on the table and out the door. 25 mins for a bigger (4 entree) carry out order. About the same for dining in. Its not the fastest place...see above about the quality and freshness of the food. I can see how the mismatch between the service level and speed would upset some diners - but basically you pay about $7 less for your entree than you would elsewhere, which comes out of the service overhead. Adjust your expectations (and hunger level) and prosper.

Quality control - very good. I have had more than 10 meals from this place since it opened, every one has had fresh tasty naan, hot fresh entrees, fresh rice, crispy samosas, etc. Zero complaints about quality in both carry out or dine-in.
1
Add a comment...
 
I'm thinking it needs a little cumin, turmeric, and hot sauce, then its complete. 
1
Add a comment...

Sean Roark

Shared publicly  - 
 
 
The IRS making a GPS is hilarious! The IRS being used as a weapon is not. Read about politicians who want the IRS to attack their opponents in today's FairTax Friday newsletter. Sign up here: www.fairtax.org/subscribe
1
Add a comment...

Sean Roark

Shared publicly  - 
 
http://www.slate.com/articles/arts/the_music_club/features/2013/music_club_2013/kanye_west_s_nouveau_riche_angst.html

I just read this slate article. It makes me proud to be a en engineer because these hippy arty folk live in a world of grey I can't handle. 

However, I agree with the general point: It is not racist to poke fun at the materialism of pop culture,  no matter the color.
1
Add a comment...
Have him in circles
107 people
Jacob Robl's profile photo
Jeff Houck's profile photo
Dominic Fisher's profile photo
Chris Lorek's profile photo
Dieter Leibold's profile photo
Royela Joyce's profile photo
Michele Roark's profile photo

Sean Roark

Shared publicly  - 
 
This fixing the 'limited connectivity' for wi-fi networks. The Microsoft driver is crap. 
1
Add a comment...

Sean Roark

Shared publicly  - 
1
Add a comment...

Sean Roark

Shared publicly  - 
 
Any opinion? I have been avoiding most of this stuff for awhile, but canola oil is new information for me. I'm trying to just use extra virgin olive oil, extra light olive oil (for high temps), and coconut oil. 
Why You Should Never Eat Vegetable Oil or Margarine: "Canola Oil Corn Oil Soybean Oil “Vegetable” oil Peanut Oil Sunflower Oil Safflower Oil Cottonseed Oil Grapeseed Oil Margarine Shortening I Can’t Believe Its Not Butter (Yo...
1
Add a comment...

Sean Roark

Shared publicly  - 
1
Sean Roark's profile photoScratch Cooking Archives's profile photo
2 comments
 
Yeah he is having trouble overcoming the 'weed candidate' label. My brother in law (+Jordan Page ) has worked with him before and says he is a good guy as well. Plug, buy Jordan's album on iTunes! https://itunes.apple.com/us/artist/jordan-page/id79256092
Add a comment...

Sean Roark

Shared publicly  - 
 
 
Share this great FairTax graphic! If your Representative or Senators haven't heard from you lately, now is the best time to tell them you support the FairTax. Take a minute here: www.fairtax.org/Congress
1
Sean Roark's profile photoScratch Cooking Archives's profile photo
4 comments
 
True. As I said, department of treasury takes over oversight and tax collection.
Add a comment...
People
Have him in circles
107 people
Jacob Robl's profile photo
Jeff Houck's profile photo
Dominic Fisher's profile photo
Chris Lorek's profile photo
Dieter Leibold's profile photo
Royela Joyce's profile photo
Michele Roark's profile photo
Basic Information
Gender
Male
Sean Roark's +1's are the things they like, agree with, or want to recommend.
Brussels Spouts with Bacon and Miso-Mustard
www.kitchenkonfidence.com

Halved sprouts are sauteed in bacon fat until tender and deeply caramelized. Finished with Parmesan cheese and crispy bacon, these flavorful

These U.S. Colleges and Majors Are the Biggest Waste of Money
www.theatlantic.com

You can major in art at a lower-tier public university if you want to. Just don't expect it to make you rich.

Why Big Ideas Happen In Your Late 30s
www.fastcompany.com

If you're looking to win the Nobel Prize, you better be closing in on 40. This is why.

Roasted Brussels Sprouts and Bacon in a Mustard Cream Sauce
www.closetcooking.com

Roasted brussels sprouts and smoky bacon in a creamy mustard sauce.

Indian fury deepens over strip-searching of diplomat
www.telegraph.co.uk

US scrambles to limit fall-out from strip-search of a female Indian diplomat as government in Delhi describes incident as "national outrage"

D.C. United Scouting Report: Houston Dynamo
www.blackandredunited.com

Does United have any chance against an angry, desperate Dynamo side? Probably not, but we're looking into it anyway.

Trouble at the lab
www.economist.com

“I SEE a train wreck looming,” warned Daniel Kahneman, an eminent psychologist, in an open letter last year. The premonition concerned resea

Nick Brown Smelled Bull by Vinnie Rotondaro Narratively - Narratively: L...
narrative.ly

A plucky amateur dared to question a celebrated psychological finding. He wound up blowing the whole theory wide open.

What if the government shuts down and nobody notices?
www.deseretnews.com

Both sides in this political fight may be underestimating how engaged people are in the struggle.

Google Chromecast
reviews.cnet.com

Google's new streaming stick is designed to let you push any video content to your TV from smartphones, tablets and the Chrome browser.

NASA Releases Images of Earth by Distant Spacecraft - NASA Jet Propulsio...
www.jpl.nasa.gov

Color and black-and-white images of Earth taken by two NASA interplanetary spacecraft on July 19 show our planet and moon from millions of m

The At-Bat That Transformed Chris Davis
joeposnanski.blogspot.com

It is always fun when you can pinpoint the moment that everything changed. With Chris Davis, we can pinpoint it to a single at bat.The date:

Scientists make ‘green’ battery using wood
www.sciencerecorder.com

The scientists discovered that after charging and discharging the sodium-ion battery hundreds of times, the was was wrinkled but still intac

The Number One Job Skill in 2020
www.linkedin.com

What's the crucial career strength that employers everywhere are seeking -- even though hardly anyone is talking about it? A great way to fi

Holy Crap there is a new Stooges album
thesoftwarechef.blogspot.com

Listen To New Iggy Pop Interview At NPR | The Official Iggy and the Stooges Site: 'via Blog this' How Iggy has survived life is a miracle. I

Mars One
plus.google.com

Mars One - Human outpost on Mars in 2023

Baltimore Orioles
plus.google.com

The Official Google+ Page of the Baltimore Orioles

Third Party Presidential Candidates Debate - C-SPAN Video Library
www.c-spanvideo.org

Third party presidential candidates Gary Johnson, Jill Stein, Virgil Goode, and Rocky Anderson held a debate.

HelloFax - Free Online Faxing & Signing
chrome.google.com

HelloFax makes it easy to sign documents and send faxes online. You'll never need to print, sign and scan documents again!