What's Cooking: The Nile

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ANDERSON, Ind. (WTHR) - There are plenty of Mediterranean restaurants in Central Indiana.

But one in Anderson has been serving up the popular dishes for nearly 30 years.

The Nile opened in downtown Anderson in 1990. It's easy to find, at the corner of Park Avenue and 8th street by its iconic Egyptian Themed décor.

The owners are from Egypt so they know a thing or two about Mediterranean cuisine.

On my visit, I ran into a couple that drove in from Noblesville, and say they've been doing it for 15 years because the food is so good. While there, I tried the highly recommended Saganaki. Greek cheese, drenched in Rum, and then set on fire tableside. As usual with cheese, you can't go wrong.

Another show stopper on the appetizer menu, the The Maza Sampler. It features homemade Homous, Baba Ghanouj, Falafel, Feta, a Tabouli salad and Pita Bread. A customer favorite for sure.

The owner Angele Naby says her menu is made up of dishes she grew up eating, and then cooking herself. But she told me she never thought she would have her own restaurant. "My friend said you cook, let's open a restaurant. I said I've never had a restaurant. She said, like you cook at home". And she knows how to cook. She fixed for me her Lamb Chops over Angel Hair pasta. The Lamb was melt-in-your mouth good, and the pasta so flavorful. A must if you visit!

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