Dining on the run is certainly possible at this Mid-East gem on historic Murphy Avenue—just ask the techies who rush in to take food back to their desks. Families and groups congregate in the colorful dining room; and even though the space has expanded to include five outposts, you might want to linger on the front sidewalk patio— all the better to people-watch while savoring a bright, tangy tabbouleh, tender-crisp falafel or baba ghanoush topped with black olives and roasted garlic cloves. Served on griddled bread and enriched with a garlicky yogurt-parsley sauce, wraps like the incredibly smoky and juicy chicken shawarma are full-flavored and downright memorable. For dessert, go for the m'halabieh, a creamy and fragrant rosewater-and-pistachio pudding.
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