DAWALI MEDITERRANEAN KITCHEN
On a scorching summer day, the salad sampler at Dawali Mediterranean Kitchen is a perfectly virtuous and refreshing beginning to supper. The Jerusalem salad, with a light tahini dressing, and citrusy tabbouleh are standouts.
If it's your first visit, or if you're not too familiar with Middle Eastern cuisine, you'll definitely want to order the appetizer sampler, which comes with Dawali's famous hummus, baba ghannouj, ful mudamas, masaka and award-winning falafel.
Before opening his second location in Lincoln Park on Halsted, chef-owner Nasser Amer made sure his staff had perfected the falafel - crisp on the outside, with a succulent, bright green, perfectly spiced chickpea interior.