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Casablanca's Middle Eastern cuisine has reclaimed its top spot for 2012.

Milwaukee's best Middle Eastern, 2012


For the sixth straight year, October is Dining Month on OnMilwaukee.com, presented by Concordia University. All month, we're stuffed with restaurant reviews, delectable features, chef profiles and unique articles on everything food, as well as the winners of our "Best of Dining 2012."

Your votes are in, Milwaukee, and you have selected the winners of OnMilwaukee's Best Dining 2012. We're announcing the results of this readers' poll, including our editors' pick, in a series of articles that run all October long during Dining Month on OnMilwaukee.com.

After two years of trailing to Tulip, Casablanca has re-emerged to take the title of Best Middle Eastern Restaurant.

What began as a family-owned restaurant on Mitchell Street has evolved into a Brady Street emporium of Middle Eastern delights. Following in their parents' footsteps, brothers Alaa and Nasser Musa opened the second generation of Casablanca, 728 E. Brady St., serving traditional kabobs, falafel, stuffed grape leaves and shawarma.

Kifta, foule and babaghannoj are highlights of the mostly Middle Eastern menu, along with a few American additions such as the Casablanca burger and fries. Diners can stuff themselves during the vegetarian lunch buffet or Sunday brunch buffet, and then enjoy a traditional tobacco hookah, in a variety of flavors, at the bar.

OnMilwaukee.com editors' choice: Aladdin - Taste of the East / PitaWorks

Runners-up:
2. Tulip
3. Shaharazad
4. Aladdin - Taste of the East / PitaWorks
5. Shiraz
6. Shah Jee's
7. Yum Yum
8. Mona's Turkish Shawerma House
9. Anmol
10. G. Mirch Masala
11. Shi Chai
12. 2 Sweet


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