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Falafel Bar Cuisine: Middle Eastern and Mediterranean choices made daily in-house from fresh ingredients. Owner: Oded Rauvenpoor Established: 2018 Price range: $3-$9 Dishes to try: Shawarma wrap (seasoned shaved chicken with hummus, lettuce, tomato and tahini), $9; falafel wrap (fried chickpea fritters with tahini, hummus, lettuce and tomato), $9; three sister…

Food and Drink

When I want to eat light and bright, I head for the Middle East. Hummus, a puree of chickpeas enriched with ground sesame seeds and pointed up with garlic and lemon, is familiar to many. Fewer people venture to babaganoush, smoky roasted eggplant given a similar treatment. Lots of people like the ground chickpea fritters called falafel, especially the better versions, b…

Food and Drink

When Israeli restaurateur Oded Rauvenpoor laid out his plans for OR by Falafel Bar, his new restaurant, he spoke passionately about offering customers a broader slice of the Middle East's flavors. But what I was really looking forward to was the bread. Fresh pita bread elevates everything it touches, from hummus to kabobs. On March 2, Rauvenpoor and his fiancee Keri …