Glendale already has plenty of worthy Middle Eastern spots, but now Skaf's, a favorite of Valley-dwellers, has opened a Glendale branch. The location is a bit obscure, but it's just a short jog from Whole Foods or Fish King. The nicely-decorated sit-down restaurant is a step up from Zankou, yet kid-friendly, informal and reasonably-priced. We had some very smoky mutabal and a fresh-tasting fattouch salad to start, followed with chicken shwarma served with super-smooth hummus and a bright cabbage salad. There's several types of kebabs and occasional specials as well as lentil soup and felafel sandwiches -- no roast chicken, though.
367 N. Chevy Chase Dr. (near Verdugo)