BOP Spotlight: Food You’ve Never Heard Of

Shouk’s menu of Israeli meze makes it easy to be adventurous. Sure, you’ll try the kubbeh. What’s one unknown item in an order of half a dozen increasingly familiar Middle Eastern dishes? Even better, the restaurant’s small-plate approach makes it easy to order more kubbeh, after you quickly polish off the surprisingly sweet (that’s the carrot), immensely fragrant (cinnamon) ground-chicken dumplings. 622 South 6th Street, Philadelphia, 215-627-3344.