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Middle Eastern Food Los Angeles

Bavel Oyster Mushroom Kebab (Food of the Week)

High energy is obvious throughout Bavel, the modern Middle Eastern restaurant from Ori Menashe and Genevieve Gergis in the DTLA Arts District. People line up at the base of the stairs prior to opening...
Middle Eastern Food Los Angeles

Farida Mountain Prep Lamb Awarma (Food of the Week) [CLOSED]

New York born restaurateur George Abou-Daoud started out synonymous with Hollywood, spread concepts to several different L.A. neighborhoods, and comes full circle with Farida, a modern Middle Eastern restaurant located next to his original...
Restaurant Los Angeles

Adana: Melding Middle Eastern Cuisines in Glendale

Edward Khechemyan, who’s of Armenian descent and whose father grew up in Iran, has run Adana, a humble restaurant with notable cuisine, since 1997. Adana is the name of a city in southern Turkey,...
Cake Los Angeles

Adana Honey Cake (Food of the Week)

Edward Khechemyan, who’s of Armenian descent and whose father grew up in Iran, has run a restaurant called Adana for 16 years. Adana is the name of a city in southern Turkey, and you’ll...
Market Silicon Valley

Aladdin Gourmet: Freeway-Friendly Arab Fare in Silicon Valley

The last stop on my summer-long exploration of the Silicon Valley culminated in San Mateo, within earshot of the 101 freeway, at Aladdin Gourmet, which has got you covered for any hookah, produce or...
Flatbread Los Angeles

Mush Bakery: Turning to Armenian Tradition for Flat Inspiration

Fresh-baked Middle Eastern flatbreads have been a staple of Little Armenia since the mid ’80s, when bakeries like Arax and Sasoun first fired up their massive ovens. Now the neighborhood, located between Hollywood and...