By Julie Lawrence Special to Published Oct 25, 2007 at 5:06 AM Photography: Eron Laber of Front Room Photography

The votes are in and the winners have been selected for OnMilwaukee's Best: Eat & Drink, 2007. The results of this readers' poll, including an editors' pick, are available in this series of articles that run all October long during Dining Month on

Casablanca joined the Brady Street dining family in late 2005, after long stints at 730 W. Mitchell St. and on Oakland Avenue in Shorewood.

The dinner menu features several varieties of lamb -- roast lamb, lamb kebabs, shawarma and lamb steak -- as well as chicken bathed in garlic, spices, onions and crushed berries and tenderloin kebabs.

The weekday lunch buffet, however, is another animal entirely.

The all-you-can eat buffet for only $6.95 features something one finds hard to get anywhere else in town: an entirely meatless smorgasbord of flavors of silky smooth hummus, tuboleh, babaghannoj, stuffed falafel and other delights accompanied with pieces of delectably toasted pita bread.

Casablanca seems to be holding strong at 728 E. Brady St., a spot that has seen numerous turnovers over the years, from Sherman's on Brady to Tarantino's Beyond the Sea, to Di Salvo & Brennan's, the short-lived Rudolph Valentino's, and the more recent Club 728. editors' choice: Shaharazad

2. Shaharazad
3. Aladdin
4. Abu's
5. Shiraz
6. Yaffa
7. Tulip
8. 2 Sweet

Julie Lawrence Special to staff writer Julie Lawrence grew up in Wauwatosa and has lived her whole life in the Milwaukee area.

As any “word nerd” can attest, you never know when inspiration will strike, so from a very early age Julie has rarely been seen sans pen and little notebook. At the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee it seemed only natural that she major in journalism. When offered her an avenue to combine her writing and the city she knows and loves in late 2004, she knew it was meant to be. Around the office, she answers to a plethora of nicknames, including “Lar,” (short for “Larry,” which is short for “Lawrence”) as well as the mysteriously-sourced “Bill Murray.”