From Our Editors
Al Aseel Grill & Cafe strives to shorten cultural divides. To do so, the restaurant has constructed a bridge of traditional Middle Eastern cuisine, one made of dishes that are as colorful as they are tasty. An elegant review by Robb Walsh highlights the restaurant's successes in building those bridges. Instead of hiring an umpire to scream "Play ball!" or "Eat your food!" at the start of every visit, Al Aseel sets meals in motion with appetizer platters of humus and falafel. The restaurant follows that with grilled specialties, such as the musakhan chicken, which features a half or whole chicken served atop pita and garnished with olive oil, saut?ed onions, and spices. Diners can round out their experience by sipping Arabic coffee or tea, or by relaxing with puffs from a hookah.