Dining on the run is certainly possible at this Middle Eastern favorite on historic Murphy Avenue-just ask the tech types flooding the to-go counter to bring food back to their desks. Families and small groups congregate in the colorful dining room. But you might want to linger on the front sidewalk patio, all the better to people-watch while savoring a bright, tangy, and healthy tabbouleh salad, or indulging in the tender-crisp falafel, redolent of spices, topped with whipped tahini. Served on griddled bread and topped with garlicky yogurt-parsley sauce, wraps like the incredibly tender, smoky, and juicy lamb shawarma are full-flavored and downright memorable. For dessert, try the m'halabieh, a floral rosewater and creamy pistachio pudding.
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