Up until recently, you were probably only going to 11th Street if you were getting dragged to a club, but as places like Fooq’s start to move to the area, it’s no longer just a place to buy expensive vodka sodas while surrounded by sweaty humans. Fooq’s serves Persian classics in a bright and airy space and it’s a spot you can use to impress someone who’s visiting, or when you’re on a business trip and your boss asks to go “somewhere cool.” Get the meatballs, the braised lamb hummus, and the rotating khoresh, or Persian stew. Just make sure you ask to sit outside in their side garden - it’s covered in plants and feels like a desert oasis.
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