For a country that is so often in our news, it's too bad that more Americans don't more about Afghanistan's unique and flavorful cuisine. Helmand Restaurant is a good place to try it. Since first experiencing it through a friend with many years in that country, we visit any Afghan restaurants we find in our travels. Since it was just around the corner from our Union St. hotel, we visited Helmand on our first night in town, and had a delightful experience, especially enjoying the lamb and eggplant dishes. Our waitress was very pleasant and knowledgeable, and the atmosphere was very attractive and of the culture. The prices were reasonable. A good value.