A Smokin' Deal

"Check it out," I said. "The dancing pizza is back. Why do you think it's wearing a top hat?"

And with that, I begin this week's exploration of Lebanese cuisine and Middle Eastern pop music at Aladdin Cafe and Grill -- where the falafel is hot, the hookahs are smokin' and everyone, everyone ends up dancing.

Also on tap in the February 1 Cafe section: the end of an era for line-cook slang and convicts milking goats. -- Jason Sheehan

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