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Sitting almost in the shadow of the Burbank Ikea, just across the Glendale city line, sits one of Greater .’s best Middle Eastern restaurants, though the type of Middle Eastern food served at Adana is a little hard to define. The Armenian-American-Persian-Turkish-Georgian menu is broad and beautiful. For kebab lovers, the grilled meats over rice are tender, and the rice is fluffy and fragrant. The barbecued tomato you can — and should — order on the side is smoky and flavorful. Many devotees of the place come here for kebabs, and the kebabs alone would be reason enough to visit (hint: get the Cornish hen). But chef and owner Edward Khechemyan has more to offer than just the standards here. Order the pasus dolma , an Armenian version of the ubiquitous rice-and–grape leaves dish, and be rewarded with a delicious jumble of lentils, kidney beans, garbanzos and tomatoes, wrapped in tender cabbage leaves with a hint of pickle and spice. Try the kashk-e-bademjan , an Iranian dish that usually comes as a pasty eggplant spread topped with whey and fried shallots but is served here as thin slices of fried eggplant cooked to their sweet, sticky essence. If you stick to the appetizers (and it is a wholly fulfilling way to eat if you do), your meal will almost certainly be vegetarian and you’re unlikely to even notice. What you will notice is that this is perhaps the most interesting, soulful Middle Eastern food around. —Besha Rodell

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Joe Pesci had dinner in West Hollywood with an attractive young woman- and it looks like they took some food home. You haven’t seen the Goodfellas star lately because he’s semi-retired. Or maybe he wants to concentrate on his first love – music. Did you know he played guitar for awhile for 60’s band Joey D and the Starliters ? ( The Peppermint Twist ) He was replaced by- of all people- Jimi Hendrix, and started acting. Good news- he came out of retirement to costar in Scorsese’s Netflix film, The Irishman , with his buddies DeNiro and Pacino.

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