|Cafe Natasha's homemade yogurt dip | Jennifer Silverberg|
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When it comes to food, I don't do well with change. Sure, I like to try new things, and experiment with exotic ingredients. However, where my favorite, go-to dishes are concerned, I'm less flexible. When Café Natasha's (3200 South Grand Boulevard; 314-771-3411) changed its homemade yogurt dip last year, I nearly had a panic attack. I've been going to the Persian restaurant for nearly two decades and get the same thing every time I'm there: yogurt dip and shirazi salad for appetizers and the beef shish kabob with saffron basmati rice and two charred tomatoes for the main course. This was my order when I dined there last December, so I was shocked when the yogurt dip arrived covered in a garnet-colored sauce. "What's this?" I politely asked, trying to hide my horror. "It's the yogurt dip," the server replied. "We changed it a little. It now has pomegranate molasses and ground thyme. Enjoy!"
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