Fet Zun is a rustic spot for olive oil-drenched plates of Middle Eastern shareables and piping hot pitas.
Yet another destination from restaurateur Anthony Rose, Fet Zun—Yiddish for "fat son"—transforms the old Bar Begonia space from a romantic spot for French food into something a little more lively.
This homey restaurant draws influences directly by the markets of Turkey and Morocco, and from its chalkboard menu, you can order from a list of 11 decently-sized and highly-satisfying mezes ($6 each), veggie plates and platters of meat and fish.
If you get a few orders of fresh-made pita (79 cents each)—the dough is cold-proofed overnight for extra fluffiness—and a handful of mezes, you and a small group of friends will be set for appetizers, and maybe even dinner if you order enough.
Tear into these deliciously soft pieces of dough with smoky babaganoush or massabaha, made from crushed lima beans instead of chickpeas.
You can also get za'atar or sesame flatbreads ($2.99 each) to go with tahini and roasted squash chirshi dips.
An order of Spicy Things meze is a dish of four hot dips, including two types of schug hot sauce, red pepper harif and a jalapeno mint mash.
For something more substantial, the Jerusalem Mixed Grill ($16) is a deceptively named dish that doesn't actually contain any grilled meats. It's a mix of hearty liver and kidney, seared.
A meat-free Sabich Plate ($17) offers an open-faced sesame flatbread sandwich topped high with a mess french fries, fried eggplant, chopped salad, tahini, and beet-pickled eggs.
It's most practical to pick away at this with a fork, though you could eat it like a traditional sabiche and fold it, sandwich-style.
Sure to be a hit, the Mango Julius drink combines Fet Zun's simple house-made vanilla soft serve with their house mango juice, some lavender, pomegranate syrup, and a pistachio-covered rim that is honestly a steal for $7.
It may be difficult, considering it's all bread and dips, but make sure to save room for desserts ($9 each) if you want to indulge in the incredible Fat Son Sundae.
This epic creation takes Fet Zun's homemade vanilla soft serve ice cream and joins it with salted caramel, pistachio, sesame seeds, and a beautiful halva floss.
Cocktails like the dry vermouth Moamba ($15) are available to wash down the spicy, za'atar sprinked, olive oil smothered mess.