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Best Middle Eastern

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Creative Loafing has been presenting Atlanta's Best People, Places and Events since 1972. These are some of the past winners for this category:

Best Middle Eastern BOA Award Winner

2018 » Oral Pleasures » Readers Pick

Best Middle Eastern BOA Award Winner

2018 » Oral Pleasures » Critics Pick
The family-owned Palestine bakery and cafe has some of the best falafel and shawarma this side of Al Quds. The newly-opened, expanded location in Marietta has plenty of seating and a bustling lunch crowd with lines through the door. There's an adjacent Middle Eastern market selling a large variety ofmore...
The family-owned Palestine bakery and cafe has some of the best falafel and shawarma this side of Al Quds. The newly-opened, expanded location in Marietta has plenty of seating and a bustling lunch crowd with lines through the door. There's an adjacent Middle Eastern market selling a large variety of freshly made pita bread, spinach pies, different kinds of baklava and Palestinian sweets, and colorful lokum (Turkish delight) that you shouldn?t leave without. less...

Best Middle Eastern BOA Award Winner

2017 » Oral Pleasures » Readers Pick
Imperial Fez

Best Middle Eastern BOA Award Winner

2016 » Oral Pleasures » Reader's Pick

Best Middle Eastern BOA Award Winner

2014 » Oral Pleasures » Readers Pick

Best Middle Eastern BOA Award Winner

2013 » Oral Pleasures » Readers Pick
Mezza Lebanese Bistro AND Rumi's Kitchen

Best Middle Eastern BOA Award Winner

2012 » Oral Pleasures » Readers Pick
Mediterranean Grill

Best Middle Eastern BOA Award Winner

2011 » Oral Pleasures » Readers Pick
Mediterranean Grill - Midtown
And other metro Atlanta locations

Best Middle Eastern BOA Award Winner

2010 » Oral Pleasures » Readers Pick
Mediterranean Grill

Runners-up:


Ali Baba's


60 Broad St., 404-681-3997; 1099 Euclid Ave., 404-223-1445. www.alibabaatlanta.com.


AND


Mezza


2751 Lavista Road, Decatur, 404-633-8833. www.mezzabistro.com.

Best Middle Eastern BOA Award Winner

2009 » Oral Pleasures » Critics Pick

Best Middle Eastern BOA Award Winner

2009 » Oral Pleasures » Readers Pick
Mediterranean Grill

And other metro Atlanta locations.
Runner-up
Mezza
2751 Lavista Road, Decatur, 404-633-8833, www.mezzabistro.com

Best Middle Eastern BOA Award Winner

2008 » Oral Pleasures » Critics Pick
Not all cities can boast about their fantastic Persian cuisine, but Atlanta is lucky enough to be home to RUMI'S KITCHEN, where the food of Iran is not only exotic, it's delicious. Grilled meats and hearty stews sing with vibrant spices. The sweet-and-sour flavor of pomegranate is wonderfully apparentmore...
Not all cities can boast about their fantastic Persian cuisine, but Atlanta is lucky enough to be home to RUMI'S KITCHEN, where the food of Iran is not only exotic, it's delicious. Grilled meats and hearty stews sing with vibrant spices. The sweet-and-sour flavor of pomegranate is wonderfully apparent in Rumi's version of dolmeh – ground beef and rice wrapped in grape leaves. Don't miss the kashk badenjoon appetizer, a rich and addictive blend of eggplant and onion topped with cream of whey, fried onion and mint. less...

Best Middle Eastern BOA Award Winner

2008 » Oral Pleasures » Readers Pick
Mediterranean Grill

Best Middle Eastern BOA Award Winner

2007 » Oral Pleasures » Critics Pick
There is nothing more consoling than Lebanese comfort food. That’s exactly what you’ll find at MEZZA, located in a shopping strip on LaVista Road. Small plates of love emerge from the kitchen, and the deeply flavored meats are especially delicious. Don’t miss the tangy lambmore...
There is nothing more consoling than Lebanese comfort food. That’s exactly what you’ll find at MEZZA, located in a shopping strip on LaVista Road. Small plates of love emerge from the kitchen, and the deeply flavored meats are especially delicious. Don’t miss the tangy lamb cooked in vinegar or the addictive fried cauliflower. The selection of Lebanese wines is a plus as well. less...

Best Middle Eastern BOA Award Winner

2007 » Oral Pleasures » Readers Pick

Best Middle Eastern BOA Award Winner

2006 » Oral Pleasures » Readers Pick

Best Middle Eastern BOA Award Winner

2006 » Oral Pleasures » Critics Pick
Imperial Fez
Forget clowns. Send in the belly dancers; there have to be belly dancers. At IMPERIAL FEZ, they undulate about the room with candles on their heads while you loll about shoeless on the carpeted, pillowed floor. The drama would be unforgivable if the food weren’t so remarkably good. We favormore...
Forget clowns. Send in the belly dancers; there have to be belly dancers. At IMPERIAL FEZ, they undulate about the room with candles on their heads while you loll about shoeless on the carpeted, pillowed floor. The drama would be unforgivable if the food weren’t so remarkably good. We favor the tagines, meats and vegetables slow-cooked in a clay pot. But everyone loves the b’stella, a starter of roasted Cornish hen wrapped in phyllo-like pastry and coated in confectioner’s sugar. less...

Best Middle Eastern BOA Award Winner

2005 » Oral Pleasures » Critics Pick
Imperial Fez
At IMPERIAL FEZ, chef/owner Rafih Benjelloun asks you to take off your shoes, lounge on pillows on the floor and eat his multicourse, prix-fixe Moroccan cuisine with your hands. While you eat sweet-savory b’stella and a fragrant tagine — the most authentic in the city — bellymore...
At IMPERIAL FEZ, chef/owner Rafih Benjelloun asks you to take off your shoes, lounge on pillows on the floor and eat his multicourse, prix-fixe Moroccan cuisine with your hands. While you eat sweet-savory b’stella and a fragrant tagine — the most authentic in the city — belly dancers undulate about you, candles balanced on their heads. You’ll be tempted to good-naturedly pull out your water gun and use the candles for target practice. less...

Best Middle Eastern BOA Award Winner

2005 » Oral Pleasures » Readers Pick

Best Middle Eastern BOA Award Winner

2000 » Oral Pleasures » Critics Pick
Perseverance alone ought to earn this longtime Atlanta purveyor of Middle Eastern cuisine an award. Classic kebabs and various dips are still flawless, and we dote on lunchtime goodies like pita-pizza spread with hummus and chunks of lamb.

Best Middle Eastern BOA Award Winner

2000 » Oral Pleasures » Readers Pick
The Princess of Jordan cited the Fez as the best and most authentic Moroccan food found in the States. And she would know. Complete with live music and belly-dancing, ethnic dining doesn't get much finer. Upholstered everything and rose-scented water for ceremonial hand washings assure that patrons feelmore...
The Princess of Jordan cited the Fez as the best and most authentic Moroccan food found in the States. And she would know. Complete with live music and belly-dancing, ethnic dining doesn't get much finer. Upholstered everything and rose-scented water for ceremonial hand washings assure that patrons feel like Moroccan royalty. A five-course meal (you chose the entree) and unlimited traveling breadbaskets add to the authentic and memorable experience. Just don't forget to leave your shoes at the door. less...

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