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Review: Kabobji is Middle Eastern, with a touch of Motown

Review: Kabobji is Middle Eastern, with a touch of Motown

Six years ago, Ali Kanaan took a buyout from Ford Motor Company and moved from Michigan to South Florida. Lucky for us, he used the cash to open Kabobji, which I believe is South Florida's best Middle Eastern restaurant. I'm biased. For 10 years, I lived in Michigan, where more Arab-Americans live than anywhere else in the country. Long before hummus was sold in every supermarket, Metro Detroiters with no relationship to the Middle East were eating such exotic fare as kibbe, fattoush and shish tawouk. Kanaan, born and raised in suburban Detroit to Lebanese-born parents, worked through middle and high school at one of my favorite restaurants. I didn't know him then, but...

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