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Photo Gallery: Far From the Lebanese Crowd at Mantee

Need a visual aid for your print edition? Jonathan Gold visits Mantee Café in Studio City ("Mantee isn't where you come for a falafel plate or roasted chicken; it's where you go to watch a stunningly beautiful waitress set a plate of sausage aflame"). Click through for Anne Fishbein's spectacular photos and read more in Gold's Counter Intelligence, "Far From the Lebanese Crowd: Mantee, via Beirut, on Ventura Boulevard."

labneh at Mantee Café
labneh at Mantee Café
Anne Fishbein
muhammara at Mantee Café
muhammara at Mantee Café
Anne Fishbein
flaming soujouk at Mantee Café
flaming soujouk at Mantee Café
Anne Fishbein
from left to right, Gaston Gallo (line cook), Rego Fernandez (assistant chef), Jonathan Darakjian (chef/owner) at Mantee Café
from left to right, Gaston Gallo (line cook), Rego Fernandez (assistant chef), Jonathan Darakjian (chef/owner) at Mantee Café
Anne Fishbein
za'atar for dipping at Mantee Café
za'atar for dipping at Mantee Café
Anne Fishbein
hummus with pine nuts at Mantee Café
hummus with pine nuts at Mantee Café
Anne Fishbein

 

fatoush at Mantee Café
fatoush at Mantee Café
Anne Fishbein
cheese bourek at Mantee Café
cheese bourek at Mantee Café
Anne Fishbein
Mantee Café
Mantee Café
Anne Fishbein
chicken kabob at Mantee Café
chicken kabob at Mantee Café
Anne Fishbein
Mantee Café's patio
Mantee Café's patio
Anne Fishbein

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