Cheap Eats 2013: Mount of Lebanon

Quick reviews of ethnic cuisines you can experience for less than $25 a person, tax and tip included.

Few places turn out lamb as well as this one, and with good reason: Among owner Kheder Rababeh’s other holdings is a slaughterhouse in Warrenton. Lamb shawarma with pickled turnips makes a fine centerpiece to the meal, as does the yogurt-smothered lamb fatteh. Before digging in, graze on first-rate dips—hummus, baba ghanoush—and salads.

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Ann Limpert
Executive Food Editor/Critic

Ann Limpert joined Washingtonian in late 2003. She was previously an editorial assistant at Entertainment Weekly and a cook in New York restaurant kitchens, and she is a graduate of the Institute of Culinary Education. She lives in Logan Circle.

Anna Spiegel
Food Editor

Anna Spiegel covers the dining and drinking scene in her native DC. Prior to joining Washingtonian in 2010, she attended the French Culinary Institute and Columbia University’s MFA program in New York, and held various cooking and writing positions in NYC and in St. John, US Virgin Islands.