Shish Kebab House
5855 E. Broadway Blvd., 745-5308
Mashed fava beans, garlic and olive oil are the basic ingredients in foul (pronounced "fool"), a Middle Eastern delicacy billed as an appetizer on the menu at Shish Kebab House. Though the ingredients are few, the flavors are complex: pungent, subtly smoky, hints of hot. Served with warm pita bread, the foul, along with the addition of the restaurant's outstanding salad, makes a complete meal. After a morning malling it up at Park Place, you'll find Shish Kebab House a welcome respite located diagonally across Broadway in the same shopping center as Pier 1. In addition to popular Middle Eastern fare, the restaurant's extensive menu offers Jordanian dishes and belly dancing Friday and Saturday nights.