But just because restaurants are serving the same dishes doesn't mean the flavors are the same. (Sorry to state the obvious, but you never know who's triple-tasking and missed that last point.)
Mecca Grill, Phoenician Kabob, House of Kabob and Ya Hala Grill have all grabbed "Best Middle Eastern" honors in Westword's Best of Denver issues in recent years, and none of them whip up a batch of hummus or fry a ball of falafel quite the same way. I'd never tried Shish Kabob Grill, the 2011 winner, and decided it was time to see how that spot measures up.
Check back tomorrow for my review of Shish Kabob Grill.