Continuing my exploration of the restaurants on Cortelyou Road in Ditmas Park I finally ate at Mimi’s Hummus, arguably the most famous restaurant in the area. I stopped by for a weekend brunch, but wasn’t really feeling in the mood for hummus. Instead I got what they call the Iraqi Plate — eggplant, potato, and hard-boiled egg (all served cold) with tahini, olive oil, and a pickled mango condiment called amba. It was a refreshing meal, not heavy they way some brunch specialties can be. Now I have to go back for the actual hummus.
Mimi’s Hummus — 1209 Cortelyou Rd