Los Angeles, US
This airy warehouse space in LA's flourishing Arts District is filled with the smells and tastes of the Middle East. Building on the success of their enormously popular Italian restaurant, Bestia, husband-and-wife team Ori Menashe and Genevieve Gergis explore cuisines from a different part of the Mediterranean at Bavel. One could make a meal of the various flatbreads and spreads alone, or sip cocktails with funky ingredients, such as the sumac and lamb fat-infused bourbon. The slow-roasted lamb neck shawarma, however, is not to be missed.
500 Mateo Street, Arts District, Los Angeles, CA 90013