Arabic food with a full wine and cocktail list? Yes, please. Reem Assil opened this colorful space earlier this year, in collaboration with Daniel Patterson, in Jack London Square. The drinks are as vibrant as the food, laced with Middle Eastern spice or scented with anise and orange blossom; the wine list favors rieslings and spicy Rhône-variety reds.
Must order: Mana’eesh, a za’atar-topped flatbread, and the Bint al Shalabeeya, a creamy, brandy-based cinnamon-scented drink.
44 Webster St., Oakland, California
This story appears in the print issue of October 2018.
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