Afrah Mediterranean Restaurant & Pastries

When you were a kid, you knew it was time for a new pair of pants when you got dressed and realized your flares stopped two inches above your ankles. In the same way, Afrah realized that a decade after opening, it had outgrown its space on Main Street. Now in a bigger location next door, this place still serves excellent Lebanese classics like shawarma, hummus, baba ganoush, and za’atar and cheese manakish. Their lunch buffet on weekdays is still packed, but worth the wait, and if you don’t have the patience for a line, head there with a group for a family-style dinner. Just make sure you don’t skip the kanafeh for dessert.