For the first time, Persian cuisine has come to the county. Shiraz serves hummus, mashed smoked eggplant, kebabs, sour-cherry rice, lamb shank, and dolmeh (stuffed grape leaves). Try doogh, a popular tart Persian beverage of salted yogurt and dried mint. Open Tues to Sun for lunch and dinner. Reservations suggested for large groups.
Look for all of your Persian favorites here, including the intensely smoky, chunky eggplant dip, kashk-e-bademjan (topped with a big pile of caramelized shallots), or borani-e-spinach, an enormous plate of garlicky sautéed spinach with thick, rich homemade yogurt. Falafel, kebabs, and hummus sprinkled with sumac—this is the modest joint for all of our Middle Eastern fixes.