Eye on Springfield: Two Guys From Kabul Restaurant

Two Guys From Kabul Restaurant Owner 1: Sometimes I think you want to fail!
Two Guys From Kabul Restaurant Owner 2: Shut up, just shut up.
– New Kid on the Block (The Simpsons Season 4 – Episode 8)

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Tonight, on Eye on Springfield: Two Guys From Kabul Restaurant! When this episode originally aired, it seemed odd for a small town like Springfield to have an Afghan restaurant. 20 years later and…

Lisa: People are loving our list of Springfield’s 99 top Afghan restaurants!
Bart: I feel bad for all those places that didn’t make the cut.
– The Food Wife (The Simpsons Season 23 – Episode 5)

So times change, as did Springfield’s taste in food. The real question is, did the Two Guys From Kabul Restaurant survive long enough to make the list? In the original episode when Two Guys From Kabul Restaurant is introduced, Laura Powers teaches the Simpsons children about Afghan food.

Laura: Take your kafta bi sanya and dip it in the labna.
Bart: Now that is good labna.
– New Kid on the Block (The Simpsons Season 4 – Episode 8)

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According to my extensive online research, kafta bi sanya is Lebanese baked lamb dipped into strained yogurt cheese (the labna). Why are they eating a Lebanese dish if this is supposed to be an Afghan restaurant? Perhaps this is why Two Guys From Kabul is failing, they are confusing their clientele with misleading food.

Eye on Springfield Two Guys From Kabul Restaurant From: New Kid on the Block (The Simpsons Season 4 – Episode 8)

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