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Best Middle Eastern restaurant

Baba's Mediterranean Kitchen

745 E. Fort Ave., (410) 727-7482, babaskitchen.net

Posted 9/16/2009

Baltimore boasts a handful of homey restaurants, but none feel quite so gracious as Baba's, where owner Farid Salloum welcomes every guest as a friend and serves foods that bear the touch of his Palestinian heritage. In his hands, hummus is always silky, baba ghanouj is never bitter, and baklava crunches with pistachios. And where else do you find mena-eesh pizza, dark with a sumac and sesame seed spice blend? Our stomachs belong to Baba.

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Other Awards for Best Middle Eastern restaurant:

Orchard Market and Café, 9/17/2008

The Orchard Market and Café, 9/19/2007

The Helmand, 9/20/2006

The Helmand, 9/21/2005

Aladdins Shish Kebab, 9/22/2004

Carlyle Club, 9/17/2003

Kabob Hut, 9/18/2002

The Orchard Market and Café, 9/15/1999

The Orchard Market and Café, 9/17/1997

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