had a splendid lunch today at Fattoush - my first time there. A very welcoming and solicitous wait-person, she was not annoyingly inquisitive as some are about "how is everything" but kept a very careful and responsive eye on the diners, at the ready if anything actually was needed. Excellent baba and hummus - artfully arranged - wonderfully flexible, appealing bread, perfectly formed delicious little falafel globes, beautifully laid out on the plate - and all set in a well-arranged room with a serene view out over the tiny, non-descript, but oh-so-convenient-right-out-front parking spaces of the basic ordinary strip mall toward a lovely residential block of homes and lawns and trees, just across a fairly quiet stretch of 19th Ave. Pleasant, subdued music that softly accompanied the dining rather than assertively insisting on its presence and demanding we listen, as so much café and small restaurant music seems to entail. "Charming" sounds like such a fey word, but it seems right this time - it was charming - I definitely will return.
Cons: not a very engaging area of city