Mezze: Arabian Nights

Farm Egg ShakshoukaFarm Egg Shakshouka, yogurt, sweetbread, pita at Mezze.; Credit: Anne Fishbein

And so when Mezze opened in West Hollywood in March 2011, in the spot formerly home to David Myers’ Michelin-starred Sona, modern Middle Eastern is what the pair served. Still, Wexler defines Mezze as a Californian restaurant. The flavors of Turkey, Lebanon, Syria, Israel and Morocco guide his efforts, but like most great New American cooking, there’s a playfulness and fluidity here that keeps the food from being defined as traditional in any way. In other words, you won’t find hummus on the menu. Read the story.

Advertising disclosure: We may receive compensation for some of the links in our stories. Thank you for supporting LA Weekly and our advertisers.