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Best Middle Eastern In A Hurry

Ali Baba

2545 E. Speedway Blvd.

STAFF PICK: When our stomachs are grumbling and we're short on time, we zip into our favorite pit stop. Dashing past the "Ten Minute Lunch" sign displayed in the front window, we head straight for the smorgasbord of falafel, grape leaves, hummus, tabouli, baba ghanouj, moussaka and more. We can't get enough of that yummy yogurt salad, simply saturated with garlic. If we're not grabbing it to go, we may linger long enough for a kabob or two. It's hard to walk away without at least a few of those sensational looking sweets--filo dough fantasies. On our way out we take a peek in the small but well-stocked grocery section, filled to the rafters with intriguing and exotic imported edibles. We consider attempting to make our own Mid-East feast at home, but with chow as tasty, inexpensive and fast as this, why bother?