Number 61: Sultan Combo from Phoenician Kabob
Phoenician Kabob is where you come for kabobs, tabbouleh and kibbeh, garlic dip and grape leaves, beef shawarma and lamb shanks. It's also where to station yourself on a Saturday night when the Mid East feast house, spackled the colors of sumac, cumin and turmeric, becomes a sultry den in which to get your shimmy on while checking out the sexy belly dancer. On those nights, when the belly dancer wiggles her hips and jiggles her assets, it's not exactly easy to concentrate on the menu, unless it's the sultan combo, a mounded platter of the best of everything the Middle East has to offer, the kind of flat-out fantastic foodstuffs -- lemony hummus dusted with sumac, earthy baba ghanouj tasting of deep smoke, sour grape leaves, chewy falafel orbs brightened with the vivid green of herbs and gyro -- that might very well kill you, but at least you'll keel over knowing that you ate royally well.
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