In Encinitas, Savory has a new Thursday–Sunday wine menu with $30-and-under bottles.
And Cavaillon may be a bit out of the way, but see our “happy hour” listings for deep discounts on dinners. That’s a place that, if you’ve got a mouth, you want to eat there.
HOURS: Daily, 11:00 a.m.–9:00 p.m.
PRICES: Appetizers, $2–$4; salads and sandwiches, $5–$12; pastas and entrées, $9–$12; pizza, $5 (two toppings); desserts, $1–$4.
CUISINE AND BEVERAGES: Middle Eastern appetizers, salads, wraps, entrées, and pastries (plus American pizza), with halal meats, fine ingredients (Prime-grade beef, never-frozen young chicken, etc.). No alcohol.
PICK HITS: Falafel, kibbeh, spinach pie, “Baba Ganuge,” grilled trout, lamb shank, dessert pastries. Chef’s picks: chicken shawarma, pasta Alfredo with topping of choice. Other good guesses: Fatoosh Mediterranean salad (spelled “Fatosh” here), shrimp kabob or grilled shrimp, kufta kabobs.
NEED TO KNOW: No star-rating applicable at this price level, but best dishes are excellent, well worth the trip. No reservations, very busy Friday and Saturday nights. Order and pay at the counter, serve-yourself paper plates, silverware, and water; hot food brought to table. Pizzas to-go only, unless you order additional food. Bright, plain, noisy room. Eight vegan choices (appetizers, salads, wraps).