Fattoush Salad from Al-Hana Restaurant at Baiz Market

100 Favorite Dishes with you. Now we're back -- with the 2011 edition. Have a suggestion for a dish you'd like us to try? Leave it in the comments section or email laura.hahnefeld@newtimes.com

95: Fattoush Salad from Al-Hana Restaurant at Baiz Market

In a city built on a grid, it's sometimes hard to find buried treasure. But that's how we think of Baiz Market, a Middle Eastern grocery that manages to be completely off the beaten path and in the center of town at the same time.

You won't have trouble finding Al-Hana, the counter service restaurant in a far corner. We love the cheese pies, the chicken shwarma and the kebabs, but the dish that really gets our mouth watering is the fattoush salad.


Lately, we've noticed fattoush popping up on trendy restaurant menus. None we've had compares to this simple dish of romaine lettuce, sliced tomato and Persian cucumber, tossed in oil and vinegar (is that lemon zest we taste?) with oregano, thyme, salt and pepper. Deep-fried pita chips offer a treat atop a healthy dish, and they don't get soggy like others we've sampled.

Miss a dish? 

100: Beckett's Original Grilled Cheese from Beckett's Table

99: Golden Gazpacho from Rita's Kitchen

98: The Med Plate from La Bocca

97: Cash Sandwich from Main Ingredient Ale House

96: Sonoran Hot Dog from Nogales Hot Dogs

Stomach full? Get some eye candy for dessert over on Jackalope Ranch with our Imagine PHX series.

Follow Chow Bella on Facebook and Twitter  

We use cookies to collect and analyze information on site performance and usage, and to enhance and customize content and advertisements. By clicking 'X' or continuing to use the site, you agree to allow cookies to be placed. To find out more, visit our cookies policy and our privacy policy.


All-access pass to the top stories, events and offers around town.

  • Top Stories


All-access pass to top stories, events and offers around town.

Sign Up >

No Thanks!

Remind Me Later >