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With al-cazar in Encino closed, what other options are there for meze?

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With al-cazar in Encino closed, what other options are there for meze?

yclops | Aug 9, 2013 02:11 PM

Looks like the al-cazar folks have sold the restaurant and moved full-time into catering. The new owners will reopen the restaurant in a few months.

*sigh* That was my wife's favorite restaurant. Every time I went into LA on business, I'd get a large to go order of meze (and a box of baklava from the Baklava Factory) to bring back. I'll be back in LA in a couple of weeks and would like to see if there's an alternative.

So, any other notable Lebanese restaurants in the WSFV or Westside or, heck, let's open it up to Glendale as well (I'll be driving from WSFV to East LA before going to LAX anyway)? I've tried Sunnin, Hummus Bar, and the also departed Sham, and liked all three, but not quite enough to haul a takeout order onto a plane.

Any recs for great hummus, baba ghanoush, muhumarrah, grape leaves, etc.? Also, any places that you'd recommend ahead of BF for baklava (I always went there b/c it was convenient)?

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